Atlético de Madrid saw their excellent streak of results and fell 2-1 in the visit to UD Las Palmas, losing the possibility of sleeping as leader of LaLiga EA Sports, in an excellent match by the island team, with two goals in the second half and a subsequent visitor reaction, although insufficient .
The first minutes already foreshadowed that the red and white team was not going to have an easy night. Suffocated by the forward pressure of Las Palmas, those of Diego Simeone It was difficult for them to enter the game and adapt to what he himself required. Now, when he interpreted the situation well and overcame that first pressure, he began to hurt the local defense.
The youth player Pablo Barrios, new in Diego Simeone’s starting lineup, he had the first option in the 15th minute with a left footed shot inside the area that was stopped by the goalkeeper Alvaro Valles. It all started after a slip by Álex Suárez.
Much clearer was the opportunity that his partner had Rodrigo Riquelmein the 23rd minute, who after receiving a great pass from Antoine Griezmann In space he stood in front of the Sevillian goalkeeper, who took his shot at the near post with his left leg.
Munir El Haddadi, With a shot over the crossbar in the 34th minute, he starred in the only attempt with some danger for the home team in this first half, played at a high pace.
Those of Garcia Pimienta They went to half-time with the feeling of having stood up to a theoretically superior rival, but without enough ammunition to have taken the lead on the scoreboard to put the icing on the cake of their worthy first half.
The local start to the second half was very similar to the first, but this time it had a reward: a ball that did not go out of bounds led to Sergi Cardonagave continuity Moleirohe let it pass Javi Muñoz and hooked it Kirian from outside the area with a low shot, not very cornered, but enough to beat a Oblak covered. The VAR confirmed that the ball did not exceed the sideline at the beginning of the play.
The red and white reaction It didn’t take long to wait, first on the grass, with an arrival from Riquelme and a shot that hit the post and even Valles’ head, but the ball did not want to go in.
Afterwards, Simeone’s pulse did not tremble to sit Koke and Griezmann and try to change the course of the game with Llorente and Correa first, and later with Giménez and Saúl Ñíguez.
Las Palmas also put fresh legs on the grass and one of the players incorporated, Benito Ramirezpunished a loss by the red and white team at the ball’s exit, with assistance from Munir and a very hard left foot shot from the yellow winger, surprising Oblak at the near post.
The Sports Union, reinforced in its confidence and pushed by its public, was experiencing its best moments when Riquelme, located on the right after the changes, placed a measured center that Morata He volleyed into the net.
The Spanish international forward himself had the tie in his boots with a cross shot to the crossbar, on a ball that Valles let loose after a long shot by Barrios.
The eight minute extension They did not allow Simeone’s team to get close to a draw again and they ended up losing on their particular Black Friday, against a Canarian team that beat Atlético de Madrid again on the island thirty-six years later.