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90' + 6'
Yellow Card
90' + 5'
A. Mandi
Own Goal
2 - 2
A. Groeneveld
Yeremi Pino
1 - 2
L. Suárez
Á. Correa
1 - 1
Manu Trigueros
Yeremi Pino
0 - 1

Match Stats

48% 51%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 416 472
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That concludes our commentary of the LaLiga fixture between Atletico Madrid and Villarreal. We hope you've enjoyed it! 
Atletico Madrid travel to face Espanyol after the international break on September 12, while Villarreal play Deportivo Alaves on the 11th.
An incredible end to the match sees Atletico Madrid steal a point at the death as Mandi’s 95th-minute own goal saves a point for Simeone’s side. Both teams came alive in the second half after a cagey first period when Trigueros found the back of the net seven minutes after the restart with a lovely curling effort. Suarez answered immediately with a first-time finish of his own to level the score just before the hour but the visitors thought they’d wrapped up the victory when Danjuma was put through on-goal and took his chance with confidence with just a quarter-hour left. A last moment own goal would deny Emery his first ever victory over Simeone, as a miscommunication led to Mandi’s backpass rolling into his own net for a 2-2 finish. Atleti find themselves fifth after the draw while Villarreal are 11th. 
Yellow Card
90' + 6' Hermoso is booked very late in the match for dissent.
A. Mandi
Own Goal
90' + 5' EXTRAORDINARY SCENES AS ATLETICO MADRID EQUALISE! Saul’s cross from deep in midfield is met by the head of Mandi 25 yards outside his own penalty area. The centre-back looks to play the ball back to his goalkeeper, who had vacated the net in order to get onto possession himself. Rulli’s miscommunication leaves his net completely open and the ball trickles over the line seemingly in slow motion! 2-2!
90' + 4' De Paul takes a late Atleti corner but Rulli comes rushing off of his line to get a punch to the ball - putting it out for a throw-in.
90' + 2' In a determined attempt to win back the ball in front of the technical area, Llorente barges through the back of Capoue, sending the Villarreal midfielder flying. It’s a free-kick for the visitors with three minutes left.
90' The fourth official indicates five minutes will be added onto the end of the 90 for stoppages. 
Renan Lodi
J. Giménez
88' Lodi is sent on by Simeone as he rolls the dice once again. Gimenez is the man to make way, meaning Savic is the only natural centre-back on the pitch for Atletico. 
86' GREAT SAVE! The corner comes into the penalty area by De Paul, who finds Koke at the far edge of the penalty area unmarked. The captain has a strike at goal but Rulli dives across to push it behind!
R. De Paul
Yellow Card
85' De Paul won’t escape unpunished, as the former Udinese midfielder is booked as well. 
G. Rulli
Yellow Card
85' A bit of a melee breaks out during an Atletico corner as both De Paul and Rulli find themselves in the middle of a disagreement. The Villarreal goalkeeper is shown a yellow card for his part in the pushing.
84' Atletico Madrid have won their last five LaLiga matches, all five by a one goal margin. Only one team in the entire history of the competition has won six in a row by a single goal and that was back in 1965 (Real Madrid).
82' Trippier curls a cross into the penalty area looking for Gimenez, who goes down during an aerial duel with Foyth at the far post. The centre-back looks desperately for a penalty but the referee is having none of it.
Mario Gaspar
Yeremi Pino
80' With two assists in the match, Pino will be given the last 10 minutes off. Gaspar will take his place. 
G. Kondogbia
80' Kondogbia is sent on for Hermoso in Atletico's second switch. 
Matheus Cunha
T. Lemar
80' Simeone makes two changes at one time in an attempt to influence the match. The first alteration sees new signing Cunha replace Lemar. 
78' Atleti look to be preparing changes during the cooling break, as the hosts have 10 minutes left to try and wrestle back a point.
76' As in the first half, the referee points to the touchline and instructs both sides to pause for a water break, allowing Simeone one last chance to talk to his players.
Yeremi Pino
74' Pino's return-pass for Danjuma put the substitute straight through on-goal for his second assist of the match. 
A. Groeneveld
74' VILLARREAL RETAKE THE LEAD! 2-1! Capoue launches a ball forward, which causes a miscue in the Atleti defence between Gimenez and Savic. Danjuma benefits, picking up possession outside the penalty area and passing it to Pino, who returns the favour allowing the substitute and new signing to score his first goal for the club!
72' Suarez is immediately receiving treatment on the substitute’s bench, getting strapping and ice on both of his knees. He’s given it his all this evening and put his side back in the match as a result.
R. De Paul
Y. Carrasco
70' Carrasco will play no further part in the match as new recruit De Paul is introduced.
L. Suárez
70' Saul is brought on with 20 minutes remaining, replacing an exhausted Suarez.
69' Atleti look to have two substitutes ready to come on as Simeone continues to push to take the lead. It looks as though a change in midfield is likely, as Saul is one of the pair to be introduced.
67' Llorente teases an early cross to the far post from outside the 18-yard box, but it flies too far for Suarez as Rulli lets it roll out for a goal-kick.
65' Correa has scored in each of his two games in LaLiga so far this season (three goals), and could equal Fernando Torres (in 2004/05) as the only Atletico Madrid player to score in his first three games of a season within the 21st century.
A. Groeneveld
P. Estupiñán
63' A change at left-back for Villarreal sees Estupinan replaced by Danjuma.
Alberto Moreno
63' Alberto Moreno's match is over as his number goes up on the board. Pedraza is sent on in his place. 
F. Coquelin
B. Dia
63' Dia is replaced by Coquelin shortly after the hour as Emery looks to reinforce his midfield.
Gerard Moreno
Yellow Card
61' Alberto Moreno gets free down the left and puts a low, bouncing cross into the penalty area which is met by a deflection. The ball skips up in front of Gerard Moreno in the centre of the 18-yard box, where he raises his boot to fire a shot but instead catches the head of Hermoso. It’s a yellow card for the striker.
L. Suárez
Yellow Card
59' The referee has produced a yellow card for Suarez, who has gone too far in his protestations at the referee. It’s his second of the season.
Á. Correa
56' Correa's assist means he's now contributed to every goal Atletico have scored this season, netting thrice and making the key pass for Suarez's finish in this match. 
L. Suárez
56' ATLETICO ANSWER IMMEDIATELY AND LEVEL! Correa enters the penalty area unmarked on the right-hand side and plays a pass across for Suarez. The Uruguay international meets the assist with a first-time finish, beating Rulli at the near post. 1-1!
54' The first goal of the season for Villarreal is a massive one - against the run of play and taken with the first shot of the game for the visitors. Simeone looks unimpressed as he instructs substitutes to warm up on the touchline.
Yeremi Pino
52' Pino's incredible run won't go unrewarded as he's credited with the assist for Villarreal's opener. 
Manu Trigueros
52' VILLARREAL TAKE THE LEAD AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANO! Pino gets onto the ball on the right wing and wriggles between two defenders before cutting the ball back for Trigueros. The midfielder opts to take the shot on at the first time of asking and he finds the top corner! 1-0 to the visitors!
51' Lemar takes charge of another Atleti corner, but Albiol is first to the ball as the veteran shows his strength and experience.
49' Trigueros gives the ball away in midfield, allowing Atleti to go on the attack but Carrasco’s cross into the penalty area is at an easy height for Rulli to catch.
47' WHAT A CHANCE! Correa flicks the ball over his head in spectacular fashion and rounds Estupinan before firing a low shot which is blocked by a sliding Mandi.
46' Atletico Madrid get the match restarted from the kick-off!
Suarez has failed to get into the match for large stretches of time, with the busy Correa always looking more likely to create something out of nothing. With new signings Cunha and De Paul available for selection, it will be interesting to see whether or not Simeone trusts them to make an immediate impact in the absence of Joao Felix. Caught between two minds, Emery must first decide whether to hold for a point or look to snatch the victory away from home. Equipped to do either, Alcacer could help Gerard Moreno in attack, while Pedraza could provide legs on the flank where Trippier and Carrasco have found joy.
In what should come as no surprise, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal enter the half-time interval locked in a cagey 0-0 draw; the third time in four meetings it’s been goalless at the half. The hosts looked to have the best opportunity six minutes from time when Correa rounded Rulli and found Carrasco with a pass, but Capoue’s goal-line clearance prevented a breakthrough at the last moment. In a match where both sides look more comfortable on the counter-attack, neither goalkeeper has been put under enough pressure to truly be tested. The result could come down to a single moment of magic, with both sides capable of clinical finishing.
45' + 6' Trippier makes a back-post run to nod a Lemar cross towards Rulli but Mandi’s defensive positioning is exceptional to turn the chance behind for a corner.
45' + 4' Villarreal are looking to come forward with one last attack to end the half but Simeone has instructed all 11 players to camp in their defensive half as a 0-0 score at the interval looks likely.
45' + 2' The fourth official indicates six minutes will be added for stoppages.
T. Lemar
Yellow Card
45' Gerard Moreno looks to link up with a team-mate in midfield on the counter-attack, but Lemar bowls the striker over and ends the Villarreal move cynically. It’s a yellow card for the Atleti midfielder.
43' Villarreal coach Emery has not won in his last 10 games against Atletico Madrid in LaLiga (D5 L5), seeing his sides fail to score their last six.
41' A tame shot comes in from Trigueros, who probably had more time than he realised around the Atleti penalty area. It’s a weak roller that Oblak comes off his line to meet as the keeper is brought into play for the first time tonight.
39' OFF THE LINE! A mistake in the Villarreal defence gifts Atletico a chance as Correa rounds the goalkeeper and lays it off to Carrasco but his shot is cleared off the goal line by a well-placed Capoue!
37' After four winless home games against Villarreal in LaLiga between 2014 and 2017 (D2 L2), Atletico Madrid have won two of their last three at home against the Yellows in the competition (D1)
35' Trippier takes the free-kick and looks to catch the keeper napping at the near post, but the England international misses the target narrowly, much to Simeone’s disappointment.
33' The referee motions to the touchline as a cooling break is called with just over 10 minutes left in the half.
31' The tackles are flying in as Koke is caught by Pino in midfield - giving Villarreal a free-kick on the left.
30' Albiol is in some pain after the Correa challenge, in which the striker caught the shin of the Villarreal captain with his studs in an attempt to control the ball. It certainly didn’t appear intentional but even still it may force Emery into a substitution.
Á. Correa
Yellow Card
28' Correa is shown a yellow card for entering a challenge late, sending both the Atletico Madrid striker and Albiol to the ground in a heap.
26' Pino pulls the ball back to the penalty spot for Gerard Moreno after a mistake from Hermoso lets the winger gather possession in space, but Koke backtracks and manages to stick a foot in, winning the ball back at a crucial time.
24' OFF THE POST! Lemar starts the move driving through midfield and spraying a pass to the right for Trippier. The wing-back delivers a ball back to the edge of the penalty area for Lemar, whose volleyed effort is met by the hand of Rulli, who pushes it onto the frame of the goal and out!
22' Atletico continue pouring on the pressure with another corner, taken by Carrasco. It looks to be a good take delivered to the corner of the six-yard box, but Albiol uses his experience to get there first.
21' The referee has gone over to the touchline to show Simeone a yellow card for his pestering. With 70 minutes to go, he’ll have to find a way to keep his cool or risk being given his marching orders.
19' Llorente wins the ball after a clean tackle on the edge of Villarreal’s penalty area, but Mandi does just enough to get a block to the midfielder’s shot - allowing Estupinan to clear the danger.
17' Simeone is furious on the touchline as the referee allows play to continue despite an apparent injury to Carrasco. Villarreal continue to attack as is their right to do so as the winger slowly climbs back to his feet but it won’t stop the fiery Atleti coach from sharing his view.
15' Lemar’s corner from the right is swung into the near post, but Gerard Moreno is back to do his defensive work, nodding away the delivery.
13' Atletico are comfortable to cede possession to their opponents, preferring to hit on the counter-attack even at home. Despite the large gulf, the hosts have looked the more dangerous side, holding Villarreal to without a shot in the opening 15 minutes.
11' A win would take Atletico back to the top of LaLiga, two points above a cluster of teams on seven points including Real Madrid. Last year’s winners have looked the best of all the teams in LaLiga to start the year, with Simeone continuing his impressive run at the helm.
9' A second corner in quick succession is taken by Lemar, who opts to put it into the penalty area directly from the spot this time. The delivery searches for Gimenez, but the centre-back fails to redirect the ball towards goal.
7' Lemar’s corner from the left is a short set-piece routine, but the final ball into the box is an easy one for the Villarreal back line to defend.
5' Atletico win the ball high on the left-hand side, but Koke’s early cross forward is headed out of the penalty area by Mandi. Hermoso gets a chance to fire the ball back towards the goalkeeper, but the shot goes high and wide.
3' A miscommunication gives the ball straight back to Villarreal after Koke’s misplaced pass forward looking for Correa is put behind the run of the striker, allowing Capoue to glide across and win it back.
1' Villarreal get the match underway from the kick-off!
1' Carrasco plays the free-kick sideways to Koke but Suarez’s flick-on from the eventual delivery fails to find a team-mate, giving the visitors an easy chance to clear.
Villarreal make two changes to the XI that earned a 0-0 draw with Espanyol last Saturday. Estupinan replaces Pedraza at left-back and Pino returns to the side on the right wing, replacing Moi Gomez. 
Atletico Madrid make three changes from their 1-0 victory over Elche last time out. Hermoso regains his place in defence replacing Saul, while Trippier reprises his familiar role on the right flank, sending De Paul to the bench. The final switch is in attack, where a change of shape sees Kondogbia dropped for Suarez.
VILLARREAL SUBS: Jorge Cuenca, Francis Coquelin, Paco Alcacer, Alfonso Pedraza, Nikita Iosifov, Sergio Asenjo, Filip Jorgensen, Dani Raba, Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, Ruben Pena, Vicente Iborra, Mario Gaspar.
VILLARREAL XI (4-4-2): Geronimo Rulli; Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Aissa Mandi, Pervis Estupinan; Yeremy Pino, Manu Trigueros, Etienne Capoue, Alberto Moreno; Gerard Moreno, Boulaye Dia.
ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Benjamin Lecomte, Rodrigo de Paul, Saul Niguez, Matheus Cunha, Sergio Camello, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Sime Vrsaljko, Giuliano Simeone, Felipe, Renan Lodi.
ATLETICO MADRID XI (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso; Kieran Trippier, Marcos Llorente, Koke, Thomas Lemar, Yannick Carrasco; Angel Correa, Luis Suarez. 
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let's take a look at how the two sides are lining up - starting with our hosts! 
Two games, none scored and none conceded is how Villarreal have started their domestic campaign since losing to Chelsea on penalties in the UEFA Supercup. The recent history between these two sides won’t give Unai Emery any confidence either, with Villarreal failing to score in four their last five contests; two of which were 0-0 draws. 
The reigning LaLiga champions have looked good in the opening two weeks, winning both of their matches conceding just once - from the penalty spot. Angel Correa has been the man in form for Diego Simeone’s side, scoring all three of Atletico’s goals so far this season as they look to repeat their title for just the second time in club history, and the first since 1949-1951.
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