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November 21, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta — Donostia-San Sebastián
Referee:‬ Miguel Ayza‎
Attendance:‬ 28000‎
 
86′ Diego Rivas
 
 
Simão 90′ (PG)
Top of the Match
Sergio Agüero
Sergio Agüero
Atletico Madrid
Sergio Agüero
Sergio Agüero
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
L. Perea
L. Perea
Atletico Madrid
Sergio Agüero
Sergio Agüero
Atletico Madrid

Real Sociedad 2-4 Atletico Madrid: Los Colchoneros Emerge Winners In High Scoring Game

The visitors became only the second team to beat la Real at home this season ...

By Vasil Kotsev

Diego Forlan, Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)
Quique Sanchez Flores' men ended Atletico Madrid's awful record away to Real Sociedad with win in a thirlling game which saw six goals. Joseba Llorente struck in the first half and had a great chance to complete his brace before half-time, but failed to so. A Forlan strike and a double salvo from Aguero put the visitors in the driving seat, before Diego Rivas's goal in the waning minutes of the match gave some hope to the hosts. Simao finished la Real off with a penalty in injury time and the game finished 2-4.

Los Colchoneros started the game brightly and they tried to retain possession and pass the ball around, but were struggling to create any chances in front of Claudio Bravo's goal. The hosts, however, slowly began to pick up momentum and were looking increasingly dangerous on the break.

The logical happened in the 12th minute when Llorente opened the scoring from close range after some great work from no other than Antoine Griezmann on the left wing. Tomas Ujfalusi, however, seemed to be the last man to play with the ball, but the goal was given to the striker.

La Real had a glorious opportunity to double their lead in the 18th minute, but the usually reliable Llorente failed to score from close range at the far post, following a wonderful cross by Xabi Prieto. The persistent onslaught from the hosts finally woke up the visitors and they started throwing bodies forward in search of an equaliser.

First Tomas Ujfalusi saw a header blocked by Bravo at the near post, following a corner on the left in the 24th minute and ten minutes later Sergio Aguero blasted a powerful shot just wide of la Real's goal.

In the waning minutes of the first half Mario Suarez put a header from just outside the six-yard box over the bar, and soon after Tiago was denied a wonderful goal by Bravo and the hosts entered the break with a tender lead.

The tempo of the game somewhat dropped after the restart and neither team seemed willing to take too much risks. Still, there was plenty of action at both end of the pitch as the fixture was far from over.

Griezmann saw a wonderful shot from the left side of the box saved by David De Gea, following a fast break in the 49th minute, and Tiago put his bicycle kick from inside the penalty area fly over the bar in the subsequent attack. Xabi Prieto blasted a powerful drive high ten minute later as the hosts were pushing for a second goal.

Out of nowhere Los Colchoneros drew the game level and it was no other than Forlan who got the vital strike in the 71st minute. Jose Antonios Reyes set his team on the counter with a delightful 40-yard dipping pass to release Aguero on the right wing, the Argentinian made his way into the box past Mikel Gonzalez and teed it up for the Uruguayan, who had no trouble finishing into the net from close range.

The comeback was completed eight minutes later when Aguero smashed home from close range after being allegedly offside in the build-up to the goal. Aguero completed his brace three minutes later with a fine finish in the top right corner, following a fast counter attack.

A stunning long-range goal from Rivas gave the game a dramatic ending, before Simao put the game to bed with a penalty concede by Mikel Gonzalez in injury time to secure Atleti's win.

Following tonight's result, Atletico Madrid are sixth in the standings, while Real Sociedad are ninth. La Real's next league game is a visit to Sporting de Gijon on the 28th November, while Los Colchoneros host Espanyol a day earlier.


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Real Sociedad

1
Claudio Bravo
Goalkeeper
0.00
3
0.00
15
Ion Gorostola
Defender
0.00
24
0.00
2
0.00
11
0.00
19
Diego Rivas
Midfielder
86′
0.00
10
Xabi Prieto
Midfielder
86′
0.00
17
Zurutuza
Midfielder
0.00
7
0.00
9
0.00

Atletico Madrid

0.00
1
David de Gea
Goalkeeper
0.00
14
L. Perea
Defender
0.00
-
0.00
2
0.00
6
0.00
21
Reyes
Striker
90′
0.00
4
Mario Suárez
Midfielder
68′ 76′
0.00
5
Tiago
Midfielder
0.00
20
Simão
Midfielder
90′
0.00
10
0.00
16

Substitutes

13
Zubikarai
Goalkeeper
0.00
-
0.00
-
Viguera
Striker
0.00
5
Markel Bergara
Midfielder
64′ 78′
0.00
20
0.00
26
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
1
Joel
Goalkeeper
0.00
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
0.00
20
Juan Valera
Defender
0.00
15
0.00
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
76′
0.00
19
0.00
12

Coach/Manager

-
0.00

Coach/Manager

0.00
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
27 5
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0