With a comeback at the end of the match and Lemar's goal in the 100th minute, Atletico defeated Espanyol (2: 1) in the 4th round of the Primera. Although the host gained the advantage at the end of the first part of the game, the offensive of Atletico was phenomenal in the continuation, and Diego Simeone's team recorded their third consecutive victory in the championship.
The home team took the lead in the 40th minute when Embarba took a corner, and De Tomas reacted deftly on the first post and sent the ball into the net with his head. The striker's goal, the first since returning to the elite, awakened the home team's hope in the surprise of the club from Barcelona, which won only two points in the first three rounds but also initiated an even more intense Atletico Madrid's offensive.
Atletico's pressure resulted in Lemar's goal in the 53rd minute, however, after the VAR analysis, it was annulled due to the illegal position of Suarez. Although the Uruguayan had no contact with the ball, his movement affected the game and the goal was justifiably annulled.
The desire not to return from Barcelona empty-handed forced Simeone to change in the attack, and at the end of the match he decided to change Suarez and Griezmann.
The brave move of the Argentine turned out to be correct and brought a reward in the form of an equalizing goal by Carrasco in the 79th minute.
The Belgian scored the first goal of the season after the action on the left flank, and with a skillful reaction, he corrected the previous mistake he made by making more moves. However, the point did not satisfy the appetites of Madrid, who completely broke the resistance of the rival in the 10th minute of overtime and reached the entire spoils with a goal by Lemar.
The reserve player of the guests, after a pass with Carrasco, managed to find himself in front of Lopez and, with a routine execution, directed a big comeback. The home team took the lead in the 40th minute when Embarba took a corner, and De Tomas reacted deftly on the first post and sent the ball into the net with his head.
Atletico continued with good results with this victory, and since Barcelona and Real Madrid have never been weaker as now, they will have a great chance to win the title. Atletico's pressure resulted in Lemar's goal in the 53rd minute, however, after the VAR analysis, it was annulled due to the illegal position of Suarez.
Saturday Levante - Rayo Vallecano 1: 1 (1: 0) / Marti 39 - Guardiola 90 + 2 / Bilbao - Mallorca 2: 0 (0: 0) / Vivian 68, Williams 74 / Sunday Espanyol - Atletico Madrid 1: 2 (1: 0) / De Tomas 40 - Carrasco 79, Lemar 100 /.