Atletico Madrid tied 0-0 with Athletic Bilbao, Saturday, at the Metropolitan Stadium in the capital, in the fifth round of the tournament. Spanish Championship. He temporarily took the lead with 11 points, one point ahead of Real Madrid and Valencia, opponents Sunday.
The sending off of Portuguese attacking midfielder Joao Felix was somewhat of a hindrance to Atletico. The 21-year-old, who signed in 2019 for 126 million euros, came off the bench 15 minutes into the second half and was sent off in the 33rd minute. The crazy referee.
Joao Felix leaves the field after being sent off at Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao – Photo: EFE / Rodrigo Jiménez
This was Atletico Madrid’s second goalless draw this week at the Metropolitano, after it was 0-0 against Porto in the Champions League last Wednesday. This was the third consecutive error in the house. The last victory in front of the capital’s fans was on August 22, when they beat Elche 1-0.
I won’t look for excuses, this is football. It is something that can happen. I trust the team and the players. We will work for these names to do what they have always done: goals – said Argentine coach Diego Simeone, of Atletico.
Frenchman Antoine Griezmann started his second match since Barcelona’s return. But he remained on the field until only nine minutes into the final stage, and was replaced by Luis Suarez. Brazilian striker Matthews Cunha started playing on the bench, came in at the age of 32 and was only noticed when he was warned with a yellow card at 44.
Falcao Garcia scores on his debut for Rayo Vallecano
A former player for Atlético Madrid between 2011 and 2013, veteran Colombian striker Falcao Garcia made his debut with Rayo Vallecano, the third team in the Spanish capital. He scored one of the goals of the 3-0 win over Getafe.
It was revealed on Thursday after the termination of his contract with Galatasaray, where he played in the number 3 shirt, a number usually given to defenders and unfamiliar for strikers. Falcao Garcia started in reserve, came in the 25th minute of the second half and closed the score after 36, with a cross kick from the right inside the area.
Oscar Trejo, with a penalty, 9, and Senegalese Pathé Ciss, 33, scored before the Colombian to put Rayo in the first half of the classification, in seventh place, with seven points. Getafe remains zero after five rounds.
In another match on Saturday, Elche opened the scoreboard in the first half with Lucas Perez (33) at home, but Levante equalized in the second stage with a goal by Jose Luis Morales (55).
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