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La Liga / Matchday 9
Nuevo Los Cármenes / 22.12.2021
FULL TIME: Granada 2-1 Atletico Madrid
It's four straight La Liga defeats for Atletico Madrid, something they have never suffered before under Simeone. Meanwhile, Granada go seven points clear of the bottom three!
LAST CHANCE SALOON!
Is there one final opportunity left in this match for Atletico Madrid? Herrera sends a shot over the crossbar. Will that be it? Granada still have some defending to do here.
He's only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes and Monchu has been booked!
There will be six additional minutes played at the end of the match.
Lodi's cross nearly caught out Maximiano who could only palm it out to Cunha, but the Atletico Madrid striker could only send his shot on the rebound wide of the far post!
Monchu is on for Granada who are edging closer to a very important win.
Simeone introduces Lodi as Atletico Madrid chase down a later equaliser.
It’s fair to say that 2021 will have mixed memories for Atletico Madrid. They won their second La Liga title under Simeone, but they have fallen away dramatically this season.
END OF THE YEAR!
This is Atletico Madrid’s final match of 2021. After this, Simeone’s side have a two-week break before they return to face Rayo Vallecano in early January.
Atletico Madrid are seeing plenty of the ball in the final third and there is a sense that Granada are holding on for dear life at the end of this match. They have the advantage!
Lemar's cross from the left wing was a good one, it found Correa at the back post unmarked, but the Atletico Madrid attacker sends his shot over the bar on the full volley.
Koke has been in poor form recently. When he plays well, Atletico Madrid tend to play well and that hasn’t been happening often enough of late. In a bit of a slump.
Suarez had a good option on the right side, but decided to take the strike on himself and what a strike it was! The shot picked up a deflection and flashed over the top of the crossbar!
FELIX... over the bar!
Carrasco did his best to burst through the Granada defence, the ball then fell nicely to Felix, but the Portuguese attacker sends his strike over the bar when he might have done better.
Simeone has more than once spoken about his desire to evolve the way Atletico Madrid play, but it might be time to go back to the default settings for the time being.
The Champions League last 16 tie against Manchester United in the new year will give Atletico Madrid something to build towards because their title defence might be over.
It will be interesting to see what business Atletico Madrid do in the January window. Will they be mainly focused on getting some players out of the club?