Atletico Madrid suffer late defeat against Cadiz after Champions League exit
Atletico Madrid lose 3-2 at lowly Cadiz after Champions League exit.
Three days after Diego Simeone’s team was knocked out from the Champions League in the group stage, Atletico Madrid lost a late dramatic 3-2 defeat at relegation-threatened Cadiz in LaLiga on Saturday,
In the first minute, Theo Bongonda gave Cadiz the lead, and Alex Fernandez doubled their advantage in the 81st. Four minutes later, defender Luis Hernandez scored an own goal, and four minutes later, replacement Joao Felix made it 2-2.
Atletico were stunned when Bongonda’s left-footed effort from the area reached the bottom corner in the first minute.
With Felix and Antoine Griezmann on the bench, Atletico’s attack was led by Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa but Morata had to go off with an injury in the 10th minute, dealing a blow to the visitors who brought on Matheus Cunha.
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Atletico looked better in the second half when Simeone brought on Felix and Antoine Griezmann, but Cadiz went 2-0 up when Hernandez finished off a team move in the 81st minute.
Sobrino came off the bench to save Cadiz, firing a left-footed shot from close range as the home team moved up one spot to 18th on 10 points.
Atletico suffered their third league loss of the year and now sits in third place with 23 points after 12 games, eight points behind league leaders Real Madrid who still have a game in hand.