Atletico Madrid lose 2-1 at home to Mallorca

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Mallorca: Real Madrid loanee Takefusa Kubo scores last-minute WINNER to down Diego Simeone’s men at home as visitors complete stunning late comeback at Wanda Metropolitano

  • Takefusa Kubo scored a last minute goal to snatch all three points for Mallorca
  • Diego Simeone opted to start the game with Luis Suarez left on the bench
  • His gamble looked to have paid off when Atletico took a second half lead
  • However, Mallorca struck twice in the last 10 minutes to turn the game around 
  • Atletico now find themselves seven points behind Real Madrid in the title race 

Atletico Madrid conceded a goal by Mallorca’s Takefusa Kubo in added time in a shock 2-1 LaLiga home defeat on Saturday that will be remembered on the Mediterranean island for years.

The loss leaves Atletico in fourth place on 29 points, seven adrift of leaders Real Madrid who have also played 15 games and visit fifth-placed Real Sociedad in the late match.

In an electrifying match in the Spanish capital, Atletico went in front through a Matheus Cunha strike in the 68th minute. 

Takefusa Kubo scored a huge late goal to hand Mallorca an unlikely win away from home

Matheus Cunha’s goal gave Atletico Madrid the lead, but they were unable to hang on

However, with 10 minutes left and Atletico looking in control of the match, Mallorca equalised with a header from Argentine defender Franco Russo, who outjumped Mario Hermoso from a free-kick and finished with precision past Jan Oblak.

Eight of the 15 goals conceded by Atletico this season have come when they have been defending set-pieces.

As the clock ticked down in stoppage time Kubo, on loan at Mallorca from Real Madrid, received a perfect through pass from Angel Rodriguez behind Atletico’s defensive line and the 20-year-old Japan striker calmly slotted the ball under Oblak.

Mallorca celebrate their equalising goal, scored by their centre-back, Franco Russo

Luis Suarez somewhat surprisingly started the game on the substitutes’ bench for the hosts

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