At the end of the 3e La Liga day on Sunday, the Madrid club conceded the draw at home against Villarreal (2-2), leaving Real to become leaders.
The reigning Spanish champion for his part stalled for the first time this season on his lawn: Atlético Madrid snatched the draw (2-2) at the very end of the match against the winner of the Europa League, Villarreal, at the end of the 3rd day of La Liga. The Rojiblancos wasted a lot of chances and conceded the first goal, by Manu Trigueros in the 52nd. They quickly responded by their Uruguayan gunslinger Luis Suarez (59th), but the Madrid defense failed again in the 74th, leaving rookie Arnaut Danjuma to give the yellow submarine the advantage. But while the match seemed promised to the visitors, Atlético returned unexpectedly at the end of the night. In the 90th + 5, Aissa Mandi scored an own goal after a disagreement with his goalkeeper, and offered the equalizer to Atlético. “Their second goal made us sad, because we were losing a game we could have won. Then arose what this sport is right about its injustice, ”summed up Simeone in a post-match press conference.
However, Diego Simeone’s men largely had the game in hand: at the break, they dominated the statistics, with thirteen strikes against zero on Villarreal’s side. But the efforts of the French international Thomas Lemar, omnipresent and irreproachable in the launches of the Madrid offensives, with in particular a strike which touched the right amount of the cages of Geronimo Rulli in the 23rd, were in vain. With this first quack, Atlético returns to the level of a small peloton which dominates the standings with 7 points after three days: we find the astonishing promoted Mallorca, Valencia, Sevilla, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, leader in the general goal difference. Note also the brilliant victory of Rayo Vallecano, newly promoted to La Liga, who crushed Granada 4-0 in the early evening.