The Ghana international was missing from the Los Rojiblancos squad that succumbed to their Basque opponents
Thomas Partey was not part of the Atletico Madrid contingent that travelled to the Anoeta to face Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday evening.
The 26-year old midfielder came off the bench to score the winning goal in Atleti’s 3-2 victory at home to Eibar last time out.
He was totally left out of the team this time, and the Spanish capital club had no answers to their hosts who scored twice in the space of three minutes in the second half through Real Madrid loanee, Martin Odegaard, and former Arsenal left-back, Nacho Monreal.
The result has ended Atletico’s 100% record, but they still maintain top spot on the La Liga standings for the time being.
Their next league opponents are Celta Vigo at home, but they will first be in action in the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday, facing Juventus in Group D, at the Wanda Metropolitano.