FT: Espanyol 1-2 Atletico Madrid, Thomas Lemar Hit Late WINNER! (HIGHLIGHTS)
Thomas Lemar scored a late winner for Atletico Madrid as they beat Espanyol 1-2 with Antoine Griezmann makes debut, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
Both teams going at each other as the first half of the encounter started well between the two sides who had it good with their defending with one side benefiting.
It was Atletico Madrid who dominated the match but find it difficult to break their opponent as Antoine Griezmann was handed his debut after making a return from Barcelona.
Espanyol was very solid as they proved to be a hard nut for their opponent who did everything possible to take the much-needed lead but failed in every attempt going forward.
Raul de Tomas finally get the breakthrough in the 40th minute of the encounter after an amazing display from the home side saw them taking a 1-0 advantage.
The first half of the encounter finally ended with Espanyol 1-0 Atletico Madrid as they both headed inside for the break with an advantage to the home side.
Second Half Report
It was a keenly contested second half encounter that saw the away side made a stunning comeback after doing everything possible to crawl their way into the game.
Espanyol conceded a goal in the 53rd minute which was scored by Thomas Lemar whose finishing was ruled out after VAR had to recheck before awarding it.
It was looking like an all Atletico Madrid game which saw them press harder until Yannick Carrasco scored an amazing goal in the 79th minute which saw the leveling things 1-1.
So many talking points as the game boils down into the last 10 minutes of play which saw more opportunities and pressure coming from the away side who were eager to score more.
Thomas Lemar finally gave his side a 1-2 lead as he scored in the 99th minute of player after so much pressure before the France International scored from a wicked finish.
The match finally came to an end with Espanyol losing the encounter 1-2 against Atletico Madrid who moved top of the League table after an incredible comeback.
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