Antoine Griezmann finally exceeded thirty minutes of play this Saturday. The French striker, limited to less than half an hour since the start of the season, was not enough for the Colchoneros to snatch victory on the lawn of Real Sociedad (1-1). Atlético de Madrid is in 6th place, the Basques in 8th.
The story had started well for the partners of the 2018 world champion. Alvaro Morata took over with his left foot an inward corner struck by Yannick Carrasco and pushed back by the post to open the scoring (5th). The Spaniard thought to offer himself a double at the half-hour mark, following a good job from João Felix. The VAR refused the goal of the break, the Portuguese striker touched the ball with his hand. Then, not much, except the attempts of defender Jose Maria Gimenez (36th, 38th, 73rd).
The Uruguayan and his friends in the defense suffered for 70 minutes under the battering of former Angevin Mohamed-Ali Cho. The French striker served in quick succession David Silva (11th) and midfielder Mikel Merino (15th), without success. The wisp was finally rewarded with a decisive pass by the new Real Sociedad striker, Umar Sadiq, freshly arrived from Almeria (55th, 1-1). The latter doubled the score with a sublime little picket, refused by the VAR for an offside (76th).
Blue and White goalkeeper Alex Remiro saved the point from a draw at the very end of the match ahead of Angel Correa (80th) and João Felix (97th). Bad news for Diego Simeone’s men, Jan Oblak, the goalkeeper, was injured following contact with his defender Reinildo.