Swelling! Cadiz and Soko Lozano struck in the last minute to beat Atletico and give Solo Simeone another blow.
In the last moment of the final discount, in the twelfth matchday of the Spanish league, this Saturday, Cádiz achieved a valuable victory (3-2) at home against Atlético de Madrid. His striker Alvaro Morata is injured.
The game had some crazy final minutes until Ruben Sobrino chested that goal to leave Cádiz (now 18th, still in the relegation places) at 90 + 9 to leave Andalusia three points clear.
Before that, Cádiz reached the final with a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Theo Pongonda (min. 1) and Alex Fernandez (81), but a goal against Luis Hernandez (84) and Joao Felix’s goal (88). Coming away with at least a point gave Atlético hope that ultimately got out of hand.
The defeat puts Atletico (3rd) at risk of falling further out of the top two.
The ‘Colconero’ side are on 23 points, five behind FC Barcelona (2nd), who visit Valencia this Saturday (9th), and eight behind leaders Real Madrid, who host Girona on Sunday (18th).
Atlético could lose their place on the podium of the league table in favor of Real Sociedad (4th, one point away) or Betis (5th, three points away). The two teams meet in San Sebastian on Sunday.
It hasn’t been an easy week for Atletico, who suffered a painful and brutal exit from their Champions League group on Wednesday, drawing 2-2 at home to Bayer Leverkusen. In the last gasp of the match, Diego Simeone’s side missed the penalty that would have given them victory and kept them in contention to continue fighting for a place in the round of 16.
Adding to this week’s poor results, Morata was substituted in the 10th minute of this Saturday’s game in Cadiz, after contact with Mamadou Mbe, Atletico’s players unsuccessfully appealed for a penalty. He injured his right ankle and limped out of the game without the help of doctors.
The setback is particularly worrying three weeks before the World Cup in Qatar, when in principle he should be one of the attacking players of the Spanish team. Luis Enrique Martinez plans to present his squad list for the tournament within two weeks.
Honduras’ Anthony Lozano played 74 minutes in the match and was replaced by Lucas Perez.
Table of Posts
Cadiz: Ledesma, Luis Hernández, Fali, Mbaye, Espino, San Emeterio, Alex Fernández, Brian Ocampo, Bongonda, Sobrino and Lozano.
Alternate: David Gill, Sust, Cala, Algaraz, Arzamentia, Jose Mari, Antonio Blanco, Alejo, Mabil, Lucas Perez, Alvaro Gimenez and Negredo.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Molina, Savic, Witzel, Reinaldo, Carrasco, Kondokbia, De Paul, Saul, Correa and Morata.
Alternate: Grbic, Sergio Díez, Reguilon, Mario Hermoso, Giménez, Felipe, Pablo Barrios, Griezmann, Joao Félix and Cunha.