Atletico Madrid 1-1 Espanyol: Honours even at Civitas Metropolitano

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Atleti were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by Espanyol on Sunday at Civitas Metropolitano. Atleti arrived at the match looking to pick up more points, following defeat to Cádiz. Espanyol had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Mallorca. Atleti are now in 3rd place on the table and have 24 points while Espanyol sit in 16th with 12 points after 13 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Budgerigars fought back the second half, when Sergi Darder gave them the lead in the 62nd minute. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Joao Felix equalised for Atleti in the 78th minute, seing the match finish 1-1.

Substitutions for Atleti included Angel Correa, Joao Felix, Axel Witsel, Thomas Lemar and Matheus Cunha for Rodrigo De Paul, Yannick Carrasco, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata, respectively. Espanyol brought on Sergi Gomez, Javi Puado, Wassim Keddari Boulif, Omar El Hilali and Pol Lozano, to replace Keidi Bare, Martin Braithwaite, Brian Olivan, Oscar Regano and Aleix Vidal.

The referee booked Geoffrey Kondogbia, Jose Gimenez and Joao Felix from Atleti. Espanyol had the worst of it though, with Brian Olivan, Martin Braithwaite, Benjamin Lecomte, Aleix Vidal and Omar El Hilali seeing yellow, and Leandro Cabrera then sent off with a red.

Atleti will next travel to Mallorca, while Espanyol will face Villarreal at home.

Technical card:
Atletico Madrid:Jan Oblak, Nahuel Molina, Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Reinildo Mandava, Marcos Llorente, Geoffrey Kondogbia (Axel Witsel, min.66), Rodrigo De Paul (Angel Correa, min.46), Yannick Carrasco (Joao Felix, min.66), Antoine Griezmann (Thomas Lemar, min.73) and Alvaro Morata (Matheus Cunha, min.73)
Espanyol:Benjamin Lecomte, Oscar Regano (Omar El Hilali, min.88), Leandro Cabrera, Fernando Calero, Brian Olivan (Wassim Keddari Boulif, min.56), Sergi Darder, Keidi Bare (Sergi Gomez, min.35), Vinicius Souza, Aleix Vidal (Pol Lozano, min.88), Martin Braithwaite (Javi Puado, min.56) and Mato Joselu
Stadium:Civitas Metropolitano
Goals:Sergi Darder (0-1, min. 62) and Joao Felix (1-1, min. 78)