BILBAO. Atlético Madrid beats Athletic Club 1-0 after A. Griezmann scored just 1 goal (47′). Athletic Club was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
The match was played at the San Mamés Barria stadium in Bilbao on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Jorge Figueroa Vázquez who had the assistance of Álvaro Yeray Carreño Cabrera and Teodoro Sobrino Magán. The 4th official was Alberto Fuente Martín. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 18.6 degrees Celsius or 65.39 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.
- ! 61 Ball Possession 39
- 13 Total 5
- 2 On Target 2
- 11 Off Target 3
- 1 Shots blocked 0
- 155 Attack 91
- 90 Dangerous attack 28
- 86 Ball safe 108
- 0 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 1
- 14 Total 17
- 0 Yellow Cards 6
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Athletic Club had a strong ball possession 61% while Atlético Madrid was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Athletic Club had a more offensive attitude with 90 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 2 were on target. Anyhow, Atlético Madrid was able to find the solution to win this encounter.
Athletic Club shot 13 times, 2 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Atlético Madrid shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.
Athletic Club didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Atlético Madrid received 7 yellow cards (D. Simeone, J. M. Gimenez, A. Morata, J. Oblak, S. Niguez, A. Witsel and I. Grbic).
After playing this match, Athletic Club will stay with 17 points to remain in the 4th place. Talking about the opposition, Atlético Madrid will have 19 points to sit in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Athletic Club will play away against FC Barcelona on the 23rd of October with a 31-6 head to head statistic in favor of FC Barcelona (9 draws).
Atlético Madrid will play away agasint Real Betis on the 23rd of October with a 19-4 head to head stats in favor of Atlético Madrid (7 draws).
Athletic Club – Formation
Athletic Club started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ernesto Valverde Tejedor decided to play with the following team: Unai Simón, Óscar de Marcos , Yeray Álvarez , Iñigo Martínez , Íñigo Lekue , Oihan Sancet , Mikel Vesga , Nico Williams , Iker Muniain , Álex Berenguer and Iñaki Williams .
The home team had on the bench: Jon Morcillo, Daniel Vivian, Julen Agirrezabala, Ander Capa, Aitor Paredes, Oier Zarraga, Unai Vencedor, Gorka Guruzeta, Mikel Balenziaga, Asier Villalibre , Dani García and Raúl García .
Athletic Club made 5 changes: I. Muniain for R. Garcia (67′), N. Williams for A. Villalibre (80′), O. Sancet for O. Zarraga (80′), M. Vesga for D. Garcia (86′) and Y. Alvarez for D. Vivian (86′).
Best player: Mikel Vesga
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Athletic Club was Mikel Vesga.
His rating iswith 54 passes (70% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 16.
Atlético Madrid – Formation
Atlético Madrid started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Diego Pablo Simeone played with: Jan Oblak, Nahuel Molina , Stefan Savić , José María Giménez , Reinildo Isnard Mandava , Rodrigo de Paul , Koke , Geoffrey Kondogbia , Thomas Lemar , Álvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann .
These were the players on the bench: Saúl Ñíguez, Yannick Carrasco, João Félix, Matheus Cunha, Ángel Correa , Ivo Grbić , Sergio Diez Roldán, Mario Hermoso and Axel Witsel.
Atlético Madrid made 5 changes: J. Oblak for I. Grbic (69′), R. de Paul for S. Niguez (69′), A. Morata for A. Correa (69′), Koke for A. Witsel (82′) and T. Lemar for Joao Felix (82′).
Best player: Geoffrey Kondogbia
The most impressive player for Atlético Madrid was Geoffrey Kondogbia even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 46 passes (93% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.
- Girona – Cádiz – 1-1
- Valencia – Elche – 2-2
- Mallorca – Sevilla – 0-1
- Athletic Club – Atlético Madrid – 0-1