It doesn’t get much better for Antoine Griezmann and his teammates than a 1-1 draw at home against Rayo Vallecano.
A loss for Atlético Madrid, which had the chance to leapfrog FC Barcelona and into second place in La Liga with a victory over Rayo Vallecano on Tuesday evening, was a source of disappointment. If Atlético Madrid had won, they would have been able to catch up to FC Barcelona. At their stadium, Civitas Metropolitano, the Colchoneros were unable to achieve a better result than a draw (1-0). Morata’s challenge was met by Falcao in the 90th minute and 2nd (20th).
The club that is led by Diego Simeone consistently makes the mistake of not finishing off games after they have taken the lead in scoring, which costs him two points that are still within his grasp. Atlético was unable to make the break in the second period despite some hot moments, even though they had a period full of dominance and a merited opening goal.
Nonchalance? Tightness? Perhaps, but that would be too hasty to forget the very fine performance of Rayo Vallecano, a team from the south-eastern suburbs of Madrid, who turned up on the neighbor’s lawn with true game intentions. Rayo Vallecano had a very nice performance. loaned by Atlético, 21-year-old Sergio Camello invigorated the final quarter of an hour, which was ended by a handball committed by Gimenez inside the penalty area, which resulted in a penalty kick for Rayo, which was converted by Radamel Falcao (90 + 2).
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Griezmann twirling, Lemar injured
Atlético can, therefore, have some regrets about the situation, especially considering how well Antoine Griezmann, their playmaker, was doing physically. Morata’s first goal was scored by him, and he was present in all of the good shots and had a very fair technical performance (20th).
On the other side, Thomas Lemar, who was visibly injured, was forced to give up his position just before the halftime break. It is currently unknown what caused his harm to him.
Despite this bad performance, Atlético is still in third place. Rayo Vallecano is still in 10th place even though they did not score a single goal in this derby.