Atlético Madrid B have ended 2011 in familiar fashion, with a 0-0 draw against San Sebastián de Los Reyes.
It was the fourth time a game of our Filial ended goalless this season, and the 9th draw in 18 games.
After a great run in October and November, the team have hit a bit of a slump and have failed to win any of their last four matches.
The team was inferior to Sanse on Saturday and hardly deserved to take a point from their travel to the Nuevo Matapiñoneras stadium.
Milinko Pantic missed the injured Pedro, while Alberto Noguera sat out suspension. Without the duo Atleti lacked any attacking threat.
Only in the second half, with substitutes Collado and N’Doye on, were we able to create some chances.
At the other end Iago Herrerín was busier than his counterpart, but the Atlético goalie did well to keep a clean sheet.
Without either team really able to force their hand, the game ended in a dull draw.
Atlético B now sit in 8th position, seven points off a playoff spot for promotion. After the winter break the B-team takes on Leganés at home.
Line-up: Iago; Regalón, César Ortiz, Míchel, Cantero; Fer, Sergio Marcos; Kader, Luque (“70 N’Doye), Saúl (“81 Cidoncha); and Gerard (“55 Collado).