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Atlético Madrid v Mallorca Live Commentary, 04/12/2021

FT
1 - 2
ATM
MLL
Matheus Cunha (68)
F. Russo (80)
T. Kubo (90+1)
Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Atletico drop to fourth. Mallorca, on the other hand, climb to 12th.
Kubo's dramatic late goal snatches a 2-1 win for Mallorca. The first half was a tight affair. Atletico started well and could have taken the lead through Lodi and Correa. However, the visitors grew in confidence and could have opened the scoring themselves through Kang-In. The hosts took charge in the second half though, and finally got the breakthrough through Cunha's improvised finish. The game wasn't finished by any means though. Mallorca hit back when Russo headed in from a free-kick, and it got even better for the visitors when Kubo raced away on the break to finish neatly past Oblak. Atletico were stunned by the comeback and their day got worse when Joao Felix missed a glorious late chance to equalise. It wasn't to be and Mallorca held on for their first away win over Atletico in LaLiga in nine games. 
90' + 5' FULL TIME: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Mallorca
90' + 3' CHANCE! Joao Felix wastes a glorious chance to equalise. Hermoso flicks on a corner and it falls to Joao Felix at the back post! The attacker takes a touch, before blazing a wild volley over from close range!
Ángel
Assist
Mallorca
90' + 1' It was a superb pass from Angel. Angel received a pass from Kubo on the break, then patiently waited for the attacker to make his run. The striker then unleashed a throughball just before Kubo entered the Atletico half, ensuring that he remained onside!
T. Kubo
Goal
Mallorca
90' + 1' GOALLL! KUBO WINS IT! 2-1. The visitors hit Atletico on the break as Angel spots Kubo's run, before sending the attacker clean through on goal! Kubo speeds 40 yards down the pitch and approaches Oblak, before rolling a composed finish beyond the goalkeeper from eight yards!
Manolo Reina
Yellow Card
Mallorca
89' Reina is booked for timewasting.
89' Atletico look tired despite the substitutions and it seems like it'll be difficult for them to find a winner.
87' Chance! Lemar whips in a dangerous free-kick but Felipe heads it well wide from eight yards.
A. Sedlar
Lee Kang-In
Mallorca
85' Kang-In is replaced by Sedlar following a bright display in attack.
85' Atletico had kept clean sheets in four of their last five home games prior to today, but Russo's strike has managed to pierce their resolute defence.   
Renan Lodi
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
84' Lodi is also shown a yellow card for his part in the disagreement.
M. Valjent
Yellow Card
Mallorca
84' Valjent and Lodi argue over a foul and it results in a yellow card for the Mallorca defender.
82' Well, Atletico have to do it all again now. After working so hard to find an opener, Mallorca quickly peg them back through Russo's header.
Lee Kang-In
Assist
Mallorca
80' It was a dangerous delivery from Kang-In, but Russo showed incredible desire to get there first and nod it in.
F. Russo
Goal
Mallorca
80' GOAL! RUSSO EQUALISES! 1-1. Kang-In sends in a dangerous free-kick and Russo climbs over Hermoso to steer a precise header beyond Oblak and into the bottom corner from 10 yards!
Fer Niño
I. Baba
Mallorca
80' Baba is replaced by Fernando Rodriguez.
Felipe
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
79' Felipe trips Rodriguez and is shown a yellow card. This is a promising position for a free-kick for the visitors.
78' Mallorca are starting to push forward in numbers as they look for an equaliser.  
76' Kubo immediately gets involved as Hermoso blocks his strike on the edge of the box.
R. Battaglia
Ruiz de Galarreta
Mallorca
74' Etxeberria also walks off with Battaglia taking his spot in midfield. 
T. Kubo
Antonio Sánchez
Mallorca
74' Sanchez makes way for Kubo in attack.
Ángel
Abdón Prats
Mallorca
74' Mallorca make a triple substitution to try and get back into this. Prats makes way for Angel up top in the first change.
73' Well, it took a while, but Atletico have the lead now. After a listless first-half display, the hosts have been much improved since the break and they deservedly lead. 
Š. Vrsaljko
Matheus Cunha
Atlético Madrid
71' Meanwhile, fresh from scoring, Cunha departs with Vrsaljko coming on.
L. Suárez
Á. Correa
Atlético Madrid
71' Two more changes for Atletico. Correa is replaced by Suarez following that assist.
Á. Correa
Assist
Atlético Madrid
68' It was a clever cross from Correa. It forced the goalkeeper to attempt to intervene, and although Reina blocked Cunha's initial shot, he couldn't stop the rebound!
Matheus Cunha
Goal
Atlético Madrid
68' CUNHA! 1-0. Atletico finally have the opener! Llorente threads a pass through to Correa who skips to the byline. The attacker chips in a dangerous cross and Cunha gets there just before Reina! He hits it into the goalkeeper, but manages to poke the follow-up over the line from his back! It was close, but the goal-line alert came through and a goal is awarded. 
67' Lemar swings in an inviting free-kick and Hermoso latches onto it! However, his header is comfortable for Reina.
I. Baba
Yellow Card
Mallorca
66' Baba is booked after tripping Joao Felix 30 yards from goal.
65' Lemar wins a promising free-kick near the touchline. However, Joao Felix's resulting delivery wastefully goes through to Reina.
63' Close! Cunha wriggles into the box, before creating enough space to curl a low effort narrowly wide of the far post!
61' Lodi wins a corner after some shifty footwork near the byline. However, the referee immediately awards Mallorca a free-kick for pushing when the corner's delivered. 
T. Lemar
A. Griezmann
Atlético Madrid
60' Griezmann is replaced by Lemar in the second change, following a quiet display. 
João Félix
R. De Paul
Atlético Madrid
60' Two changes for the hosts as they look to find some inspiration. The first sees De Paul make way for Joao Felix.
59' Atletico have regained control since the interval, but they're still waiting to create that one clear chance.
58' Reina spills Koke's fierce, 20-yard strike. However, Valjent gets to the rebound first and prods it away for a corner. The resulting set-piece amounts to nothing.
56' Chance! Felipe rises highest to reach Griezmann's corner, but he can only divert his header wide of the far post!
54' Maffeo drives aggressively across the pitch before laying it off to Sanchez. The attacker takes a touch before firing a wild shot high and wide from 30 yards. 
52' Llorente's long throw finds Koke inside the box, but his touch is heavy and it safely goes behind for a goal kick.
50' Rodriguez trips Kondogbia, allowing Atletico to fire in a deep cross. But Russo rises highest to clear it away.
48' Atletico settle into the half with a long spell of possession.
46' Atletico kick off the second half.
Atletico lacked a cutting edge as the half continued, and you wonder how long it'll be before Suarez is introduced to the attack.
It's 0-0 following a tight half at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Atletico started well and could have taken the lead through glorious Lodi and Correa chances. However, Mallorca rallied and began to pose problems themselves. They should have taken the lead when Prats missed the target when clean through, and Kang-In also went close on a few occasions. Nevertheless, the visitors will be pleased to go in level at the break. 
45' + 2' HALF TIME: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Mallorca
45' De Paul whips a dangerous corner towards the back post, but it narrowly flashes over Felipe and away for a goal kick.
Pablo Maffeo
Yellow Card
Mallorca
43' Maffeo's now shown a yellow card after bundling into Lodi.
42' Baba hauls De Paul over to stop a counter, but to the fury of the home fans, the referee opts not to show a card. 
40' Atletico haven't managed a shot in over 15 minutes as Mallorca continue to frustrate the hosts.  
38' Atletico have lost their way in this half; after a fast start, they've allowed Mallorca to grow in confidence.
36' Almost! Atletico fail to clear a succession of corners, and the visitors almost punish them. A set-piece falls to Kang-In on the edge of the box and the attacker takes a touch before bending a brilliant effort narrowly wide of the far corner!
34' Close! A cross falls kindly to Kang-In, who lashes a fierce shot from a tight angle, forcing Oblak into a reflex save!
32' Mallorca continue to consolidate their position in the game with a long spell of possession.
30' Atletico just seem to have got a little frustrated with the scoreline and it's allowing Mallorca to play themselves into the game.
28' CHANCE! Kang-In darts inside from the right, before sliding a throughball in front of Prats. The striker gets there ahead of Hermoso, before placing a neat effort narrowly wide of the post from 20 yards! That was a huge opportunity for Mallorca. 
26' Maffeo drives out the back, but Kondogbia spots the run and races across to tackle the Mallorca defender. 
24' Atletico will be pleased with their start even if they haven't found an opener. They've produced four shots from inside the box, while Mallorca have failed to muster a single effort at goal.
22' Maffeo, this time, sends in a cross from deep, forcing Hermoso into conceding a corner. However, the delivery is weak and Koke clears it at the near post.
20' Mallorca make a rare foray forward, but Costa's cross harmlessly loops into the arms of Oblak.
18' Save! De Paul sends Lodi through on goal at an angle. However, Reina closes down the defender and blocks Lodi's shot away to safety!
16' CLOSE! Lodi swings in a cross from deep and Sanchez clears it straight to Correa. The attacker takes a touch before poking a close-range effort that flicks off Valjent, before spinning narrowly wide!
Ruiz de Galarreta
Yellow Card
Mallorca
14' Etxeberria pulls back Correa near the halfway line and earns himself a yellow card.
13' Llorente gets to the byline again before standing up a cross that loops off Griezmann and into the arms of Reina.
Hermoso
S. Savić
Atlético Madrid
10' Savic is replaced by Hermoso in defence following that injury.
10' Savic beats Prats to a throughball, before knocking it back to Oblak. However, the defender pulls up away from the ball shortly afterwards and he'll need to be replaced. 
9' Atletico have made an imposing start. They've dominated possession and they've already created a few chances.
7' Chance! Cunha approaches the edge of the box menacingly, before curling a low strike narrowly wide of the far corner.
5' CLOSE! Llorente finds space out wide and capitalises by firing in a dangerous low cross. Griezmann, Cunha and Koke all slide in to try and reach it, but the cross narrowly evades everyone inside the six-yard box!
3' Atletico immediately take control with a long spell of possession inside their own half.
1' Mallorca get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Mallorca have won only one of their last 13 away LaLiga games against Atletico Madrid; 1-0 in April 2006. Although they have drawn in five of their last eight away games against them in the competition.
Mallorca make two changes from their last league game – a 0-0 draw with Getafe. Mboula and Angel drop out for Sanchez and Prats in attack.
Atletico make five changes to the side that defeated Cadiz 4-1 last time out. Gimenez, Hermoso, Lemar, Carrasco and Suarez drop out with Felipe, Renan Lodi, Correa, Kondogbia and Cunha coming in.
SUBS: Joan Sastre, Josep Gaya, Javi Llabres, Jordi Mboula, Angel Rodriguez, Aleksander Sedlar, Fernando Nino, Aleix Febas, Rodrigo Battaglia, Brian Olivan, Dominik Greif, Takefusa Kubo.
MALLORCA (4-2-3-1): Manolo Reina; Pablo Maffeo, Martin Valjent, Franco Russo, Jaume Costa; Iddrisu Baba, Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta; Antonio Sanchez, Lee Kang-In, Dani Rodriguez; Abdon Prats.
SUBS: Ibrahima Camara, Joao Felix, Sime Vrsaljko, Mario Hermoso, Luis Suarez, Benjamin Lecomte, Thomas Lemar, Hector Herrera.
ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Marcos Llorente, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Renan Lodi; Angel Correa, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Rodrigo de Paul, Koke; Matheus Cunha, Antoine Griezmann.
Mallorca, meanwhile, are winless in seven. It’s a run that has seen them drop to 14th and they’ll be looking to stun Atletico today and end this slump.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this LaLiga fixture between Atletico Madrid and Mallorca. The hosts enter this in third place following three wins from their last five. They’ll be looking for another three points today to close the gap to first placed Real Madrid.