Cádiz 3-2 Atletico Madrid: Cádiz defy big underdog odds to sink Atleti

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Atletico Madrid on away loss to Cádiz at Estadio Ramon de Carranza on Saturday. Cádiz were hoping to get something from this game after losing 5-1 to Rayo Vallecano in their previous fixture. Atleti had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 2-1 victory against Real Betis. Cádiz are now in 18th place on the table and have 10 points while Atleti sit in 3rd with 23 points after 12 matches.

Cádiz started strongly in the first half, with an early goal from Theo Bongonda in the 1st minute, to take a 1-0 lead into half time.

Cádiz once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Alex found the net, at 81 minutes. However, Atleti refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Luis Hernandez after 85 minutes. Los Colchoneros looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Joao Felix, 89 minutes in to establish a 2-2. gaditano in turn, then responded just before the full time, grabbing the lead with an effort from Ruben Sobrino, which sealed the victory for Cádiz.

Substitutions for Cádiz included Víctor Chust, Ruben Alcaraz, Jose Mari, Ivan Alejo and Lucas Perez for Mamadou Mbaye, Brian Ocampo, Fede San Emeterio, Theo Bongonda and Anthony Lozano, respectively. Atleti brought on Matheus Cunha, Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann and Pablo Barrios Rivas, to replace Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa, Yannick Carrasco and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

There were bookings for Fede San Emeterio and Víctor Chust from Cádiz. For Atleti, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Saul Niguez, Matheus Cunha and Joao Felix saw yellow.

Cádiz will next play Getafe away, with Atleti facing Espanyol at home.

Technical card:
Cádiz:Jeremías Ledesma, Luis Hernandez, Mamadou Mbaye (Víctor Chust, min.30), Fali, Alfonso Espino, Theo Bongonda (Ivan Alejo, min.74), Alex, Fede San Emeterio (Jose Mari, min.68), Brian Ocampo (Ruben Alcaraz, min.68), Ruben Sobrino and Anthony Lozano (Lucas Perez, min.74)
Atletico Madrid:Jan Oblak, Nahuel Molina, Stefan Savic, Reinildo Mandava, Saul Niguez, Rodrigo De Paul, Axel Witsel, Geoffrey Kondogbia (Pablo Barrios Rivas, min.72), Yannick Carrasco (Antoine Griezmann, min.60), Angel Correa (Joao Felix, min.60) and Alvaro Morata (Matheus Cunha, min.10)
Stadium:Estadio Ramon de Carranza
Goals:Theo Bongonda (1-0, min. 1), Alex (2-0, min. 81), Luis Hernandez (2-1, min. 85), Joao Felix (2-2, min. 89) and Ruben Sobrino (3-2, min. 90)