After 14 straight wins, Atlético Madrid’s incredible home streak has finally come to an end. Sunday night was supposed to be a festive night with all Rojiblancos celebrating Diego Simeone’s new contract, but like last season Real Sociedad spoiled a Colchonero party at the Vicente Calderón. The visitors scored the game’s solitary goal just after
When Kun scored the second goal to complete the unlikely comeback against Real Sociedad, Atlético manager Quique Sánchez Flores could hardly contain his euphoria. The cameras focussed in on our tactician who was running down the sideline beaming with delight. After the match, Quique told reporters that he was “very happy with the win because we never lost faith.”
We had never beaten Real Sociedad in league competition at the Anoeta Stadium, and at half time there wasn’t any indication that we would this time around. But a stunning last quarter of the match turned this game around completely. In the 12th minute the home team had taken the lead, when Perea allowed Griezmann
Atlético make their second trip north into Basque country to face Real Sociedad, one of the three newly promoted teams to la Liga this season. La Real are currently residing in the top half of the league table, and fully deserve to be there. Atleti will be vying to earn their first victory ever at the Anoeta stadium and continue their climb to the top.