Atleti were held to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday as Alavés scored a late goal to claim a point. Morata and Lucas Pérez got the goals at Mendizorroza.
Our team collected the first chance of the game right away as Lemar’s cross was headed wide by Saúl. However, that was the only big attempt for either side during the first 45 minutes, in which Llorente and Wakaso picked up yellow cards.
The Spanish midfielder was substituted at half-time, and in came Thomas Partey. Alavés had their first chance of the game from a corner, but the ball was headed wide. Héctor Herrera also tried his luck inside the first few minutes of the second half, but was off target from outside the box. Immediately after, the Mexican set up Lodi and the Brazilian struck wide. It was a big chance and it showed that our team was in much better shape after the break.
One hour into the match, Simeone brought Morata on for Herrera, and 10 minutes later Costa made way for Koke. Just after the last substitution, our team finally took the lead. Correa assisted Morata and the Spaniard bagged his third goal in three games. The goal fired our team up and we had two massive chances right away, as Pacheco made two fantastic saves to deny Morata and Correa. Unfortunately, while Atleti were completing their strongest minutes of the clash, Alavés equalised through a sensational Lucas Pérez long range strike. Our team pushed for the win until the end, but the game ultimately ended in a draw.