Atlético de Madrid had class, courage and heart to tie with 10 players a game that was uphill. Correa, with a great goal, and Giménez, with a header, equalised the match in which Stuani had scored the two goals for the home team in the first half.
Before the sending off, Griezmann could have shortened distances with an acrobatic bicycle kick that just went wide of Iraizoz's left post. But a little later, the French international saw the red card and the team had to try coming back with one man down. And our players had faith, because Correa got Atlético back in the game with a great goal in the final stretch. Giménez scored the 2-2 five minutes before the final whistle and tried scoring the third goal that in the end did not come. A tie to begin LaLiga.
GIRONA 2 – 2 ATLÉTICO DE MADRID
Girona: Iraizoz; Maffeo, Bernardo, Alcalá, Muniesa, Aday (Planas, 71’); Borja García, Pere Pons, Granell; Portu (Kayode, 84’) and Stuani.
Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran (Correa, 58’), Giménez, Savic, Lucas; Gabi (Nico Gaitán, 69’), Koke, Saúl, Carrasco; Fernando Torres (Vietto, 73’) and Griezmann.
Referee: Martínez Munuera. Straight red card for Griezmann (67’). Booked the home players Stuani (45’+), Pere Pons (93’); and the visiting Carrasco (28’), Saúl (50’), Lucas (61’), Griezmann (67’).
1-0. 22’. Stuani heads close to Oblak’s left post after a cross from Granell.
2-0. 25’. Stuani, again with a header, deflects to the net from the box.
2-1. 78’. Correa shoots a hard kick from the box that surprises Iraizoz.
2-2. 85’. Giménez heads into the net a foul delivered by Koke.