Rubén Sobrino sinks Atlético

Rubén Sobrino sinks Atlético

Cádiz delves into the mattress disgust and takes the three points in the 99th minute


Atlético de Madrid lost (3-2) this Saturday against Cádiz at the Nuevo Mirandilla in matchday 12 of LaLiga Santander, a frenetic match that came to draw in the last ten minutes but that he let slip on the last play with the goal by Ruben Sobrino.

Diego Pablo Simeone’s men did not find a cure for their ills in Cádiz and luck was elusive again, after last Wednesday, after drawing (2-2) against Bayer Leverkusen missing a penalty with time served, they out of the top European competition. The mattress group was unable to scare away the ghosts during their visit to ‘the silver cup’.

The two goals from Joao Félix at the end of the match, who vindicated himself by leading the comeback, were insufficient against a Cádiz team that played a great game in all its lines and got its second victory of the season with a goal from Rubén Sobrino when the referee was about to blow the final whistle at 99′.

Barely 30 seconds had passed when Sergio González’s men knocked down the red and white wall, delving even deeper into the drama of an Atleti that seemed to have a hangover from its European failure. Bongonda caught a ball at the penalty spot to shoot Oblak, after a good play down the left wing that exposed the mattress defense. Bad luck ended up reaching Cholo’s men when, after ten minutes, Álvaro Morata said goodbye to the game after suffering an injury.

From there, the colchoneros took a step forward, finding the depth of their bands as an escape route. Yannick Carrasco and Ángel Correa were the great Atletico threats, although Cádiz, very seasoned, did not back down despite their advantage and kept the danger away from Ledesma’s goal. The first half could have been dramatic for the rojiblancos, but Oblak came to the rescue and made it big against Sobrino to avoid the second for the locals.

Nervousness continued to grip Atlético de Madrid after the restart. His impetus made them have the first in Correa’s boots, but Ledesma’s saving hand reconfirmed him as the goalkeeper with the most stops in the entire league. Simeone brought in Antoine Griezmann and Joao Félix and it was the heavy artillery that managed to turn the game around at the worst moment.

Álex Fernández made it 2-0 almost at the end for his team, but a great João Félix almost dressed up as a hero for his team. The Portuguese striker launched himself first with an earwig that a Cádiz player deflected to close the gap and, before completing 90′, the ‘golden pussycat’ connected a whiplash from the front to the back of the net to put the tie at two .

The rojiblanco team had the victory in that final arreón, but the misfortunes do not come alone. After the bitterness in the Champions League, in disgust he moved to the League, where they gave up in the fight above. Fate wanted Rubén Sobrino to finish off in extremis on the last play of the match and unleash madness in the Nuevo Mirandilla with the final 3-2, although it was not enough for them to get out of relegation.


–RESULTS: CÁDIZ, 3 – ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, 2. (1-0, at halftime).


CADIS: Ledesma; Alfonso Espino, Momo Mbaye (Chust, 29 mins), Fali, Luis Hernandez, Brian Ocampo (Alcaraz, 68 mins), Alex Fernandez, Fede San Emeterio (Jose Mari, 68 mins), Theo Bongonda (Ivan Alejo, mins .74), Anthony Lozano (Lucas Perez, min.74) and Ruben Nephew.

MADRID ATHLETIC: Jan Oblak; Saúl Ñíguez, Reinildo, Stefan Savic, Nahuel Molina, Yannick Carrasco (Griezmann, min.60), Axel Witsel, Geoffrey Kondogbia (Pablo Barrios, min.72), Rodrigo de Paul, Álvaro Morata (Cunha, min.10), Ángel Correa (Joao Félix, min.60).


1 – 0, min.1, Theo Bongonda.

2 – 0, min.81, Alex Fernández.

2 – 1, min. 85, Luis Hernández (pp).

2 – 2, min.89, Joao Félix.

3 – 2, min.99, Rubén Sobrino.

–REFEREE: Sánchez Martínez (C.Murciano). He admonished Kondogbia (min.62), Saúl (min.78), Cunha (min.909, Joao Félix (min.96) by Atlético de Madrid. And San Emeterio (min.65), Chust (min. .86) at Cadiz.

–STADIUM: New Mirandilla.