Spanish champion Atletico Madrid once again disappointed their fans. “Mattress” failed the away match in Granada, losing with a score of 1: 2, although at the very beginning of the match they won after a goal by João Felix.
And although Atletico continued to control the course of the match, the hosts equalized the score with a long-range shot by Darwin Machis, who caught Jan Oblak by surprise. At the beginning of the second half, João Felix hit the goalpost and Jorge Molina scored the winning goal against Granada in a counterattack. The moment was checked with a VAR and the system confirmed that the striker was not offside.
The fourth consecutive defeat in La Liga left Diego Simeone’s team in fifth place, just a point ahead of Barcelona, but already 14 points behind the Real Madrid leader before his away match against Athletic Bilbao. “Granada” has moved up to 14 – eighth place in the standings.
2021 – 22, Championship of Spain. Regular season. 9th round.
Granada – Atlético M 2: 1 (1: 1)
Goals: Felix J., 2 (0: 1); Machis, 22 (1: 1); Molina H., 63 (2: 1)
“Granada”: Maximian; Neva; Sanchez H .; Torrent; Arias S. (Diaz V., 46); Milya; Ruiz Is. (Bryce, 79); Puertas; Machis (Escudero, 66); Molina H. (Monchu, 79); Suarez L.H. (Bakka, 90)
Atlético M: Cloud; Trippier; Felipe A .; Hermoso; Felix J .; de Paul (Correa A., 69); Carrasco (Renan Lodi, 78); Koke; Kondogbia (Herrera Ek., 68); Lemar; Suarez L. (Cunha, 68)
Warnings: Maximianu, 66; Ruiz Is., 69; Monchu, 86; Torrente, 95 – de Paul, 7
2021 – 46, Championship of Spain: Tournament table