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Real Sociedad v Atlético Madrid Live Commentary, 03/09/2022

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1 - 1
RSO
ATM
U. Sadiq (55)
Álvaro Morata (5)
Reale Arena

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
There's no movement for either side in the table, with Atletico sixth and Sociedad eighth as they were coming into the weekend. Sociedad's attention turns to the Europa League and a trip to Manchester United, while Atletico host Porto in the Champions League.
It ends all square, with Sociedad and Atletico drawing 1-1. Morata gave the visitors the lead early in the first half when he turned in Carrasco's corner which had hit the post. He also had a second goal disallowed after Joao Felix handled it in the build-up. Sociedad rallied after the break, with Sadiq coming off the bench to nod in from very close range. He thought he'd won it late on with a lovely chip over Oblak, but the offside flag denied him.
90' + 9' FULL-TIME: REAL SOCIEDAD 1-1 ATLETICO MADRID.
Mikel Merino
Yellow Card
Real Sociedad
90' + 7' Merino is booked for the sliding challenge on Griezmann just outside the box.
90' + 7' The referee blows for a free-kick after Griezmann is brought down, and Gimenez puts the ball in the back of the net and is frustrated it won't count despite the game already being stopped. The set-piece goes into the wall and Atletico waste the chance.
90' + 5' Atletico whip another corner into the box and it's half-cleared by Le Normand at the far post. Kondogbia heads it back towards Griezmann at the near post, but Remiro rushes off his line to collect it.
90' + 3' Morata has scored three goals for Atletico in LaLiga so far this season, equalling his best start in his first four games of a campaign in the top five European leagues (also three for Chelsea in the Premier League).
90' + 1' The hosts work it well down their left side again and Barrenetxea tries to slide it through to Sadiq. He's well offside though and the flag goes up before he can even turn to face goal.
89' Sociedad get themselves upfield with a long clearance by Remiro, and Sadiq manages to win a corner. It's whipped in by Merino, but it's too close to the goal line and nobody can reach it.
87' Atletico break quickly on the counter and Joao Felix is tugged back by Mendez. He steps up to take the free-kick, but strikes it straight against the wall.
I. Grbić
J. Oblak
Atlético Madrid
84' Oblak limps off the pitch with the medical team before going straight down the tunnel. Grbic comes on for the last five minutes or so.
83' As Oblak took a goal-kick short to Witsel a few moments ago, he pulled up with what looks like a groin problem. He's receiving treatment now, while Grbic gets ready in case he's needed.
Álex Sola
Gorosabel
Real Sociedad
83' Sociedad are making their final change here, with Sola coming on in place of Gorosabel.
81' SAVE! Correa is straight into the action as he drills a low shot at goal, but it's pushed away by Remiro. The rebound falls to Joao Felix on the edge of the box, but his scuffed shot deflects wide.
Á. Correa
Álvaro Morata
Atlético Madrid
79' And Correa is also being brought on to replace Morata, who is making complaints to the fourth official as he exits the pitch.
Hermoso
Y. Carrasco
Atlético Madrid
78' Atletico are making a double change here. Carrasco is the first to go off, with Hermoso on for him.
77' OFFSIDE! Kubo drags it away from Koke and picks out a good throughball to Sadiq on the right of the box. Oblak rushes off his line, staying big, but Sadiq lifts a lovely chip over him and into the back of the net, only to be denied by the offside flag.
76' Elustondo is forced wide by Gimenez, but he still manages to chip a cross to the far post from the byline. Gorosabel recycles it, whipping it across, but Witsel clears it.
74' Sociedad are still keeping Atletico penned back in their own half here, but they're struggling to work it into the box. Sadiq has drifted out to the left, but his run is cut out by Llorente.
Gorosabel
Yellow Card
Real Sociedad
72' Gorosabel is late getting across to Carrasco, and he's shown a yellow card for the challenge.
Barrenetxea
M. Cho
Real Sociedad
71' And lastly, Cho, who has had a brilliant game, is taken off, with Barrenetxea on for him.
Elustondo
Zubeldia
Real Sociedad
71' Zubeldia is also making way, with Elustondo on in his place.
T. Kubo
David Silva
Real Sociedad
71' Sociedad have had to wait a while to make this triple change. Silva is the first to go off, with Kubo replacing him.
69' There's another nervy moment for Oblak at the back as Gimenez hooks it back to the keeper. Sadiq darts forward to try and dispossess him on his line, but he just manages to scramble it clear in time.
67' Sadiq is played in behind Atletico again, this time by Merino. He should've hit it first time, but by taking a touch he gives Reinildo the chance to get back and nick the ball off him.
65' Sociedad break quickly on the counter again, and Mendez slides a great ball into the right of the box. There's a bit of confusion between Sadiq and Gorosabel over who should take the shot, with the right-back eventually hitting it, and it's blocked by Koke.
A. Griezmann
R. De Paul
Atlético Madrid
63' Atletico make their second change as they look to restore their lead. De Paul goes off to be replaced by Griezmann.
Álvaro Morata
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
61' Morata thought he should've won a free-kick, but the referee played on, and now he's making his frustration known. He's booked for dissent.
60' SAVE! Again, Sociedad look to their left side to make something happen and Cho cuts inside from the wing after being picked out by Munoz. He takes on the shot from a tight angle this time, and Oblak pushes it away.
59' It's a lovely flick from Silva to take Kondogbia out of the game as he sets Cho away down the left again. He whips a deep cross into the far post, but there's too much on it and it sails straight out of play.
Zubeldia
Yellow Card
Real Sociedad
57' Zubeldia is late with his challenge on Joao Felix and he's the latest player to go into the referee's book.
M. Cho
Assist
Real Sociedad
55' Cho has been causing problems for Atletico down the left all game so far and he bursts past Gimenez to put in a good cross.
U. Sadiq
Goal
Real Sociedad
55' SADIQ EQUALISES! Silva works it out to Cho on the left and he gets the better of Gimenez to clip a cross into the far post. Reinildo misjudges it and it sails over him, leaving Sadiq to nod it in from inches out. After a quick VAR check for offside, it stands! 1-1!
54' Atletico are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment as Sociedad push forward in search of an equaliser. It's slid in to Sadiq again, but he can't take it past Reinildo this time.
52' Atletico are unbeaten in their last 57 LaLiga matches when leading at half-time (W48 D9), dating back to March 2018 against Villarreal (lost 1-2).
50' Sadiq is clumsily tripped as he dribbles his way into the box by Kondogbia, and Sociedad have a free-kick in a good position. Mendez steps up to take it but curls his shot into the wall.
48' Oblak goes long with his goal-kick and Morata is up against Le Normand to reach it. Morata goes down, claiming he was tugged back by the defender, but there was nothing in it and the referee waves play on.
46' Sociedad get us back underway for the second half!
G. Kondogbia
Saúl
Atlético Madrid
46' And for Atletico, it's Saul, who is on a booking, that's going off, with Kondogbia replacing him.
U. Sadiq
A. Sørloth
Real Sociedad
46' Both sides are making a change at the start of the second half, beginning with Sociedad. Sadiq comes on to make his debut in place of Sorloth.
Despite having the lead, Simeone was a frustrated figure on the touchline, and he'll be expecting more from his side, who struggled to create a lot of clear-cut chances. Sociedad reacted well to going behind, but Alguacil will be hoping for a more clinical second-half performance.
Morata's early goal gives Atletico a 1-0 lead over Sociedad at half-time. Carrasco's corner bounced off the post, and Morata was alert in the box to slot it into the back of the net. He thought he had a second as well, but it was ruled out by VAR for a handball in the build-up. Remiro made a great save to deny Gimenez from range, while Oblak kept out Silva on the far side before Merino hit the post.
45' + 6' HALF-TIME: REAL SOCIEDAD 0-1 ATLETICO MADRID.
Yellow Card
45' + 5' Simeone is complaining to the fourth official on the sideline, possibly about Silva staying down or that Llorente was prevented from taking a quick throw-in. He's booked for dissent.
45' + 4' Atletico break quickly on the counter, but Silva has stayed down after being caught in the mouth by Saul. It was an accidental collision, but the home fans are sure they should've had a free-kick.
45' + 2' Sociedad are looking to snatch an equaliser late in the first half and Gorosabel bursts down the right again. He puts a cross in, but Reinildo flies in with a brilliant block at the near post.
44' It's a wonderful throughball from Sorloth between Atletico's defenders looking for Cho at the far post. Oblak misjudges it and is left in no man's land, but Llorente slides in to stop it from reaching the forward.
42' Mendez curls a corner in for Sociedad and Zubeldia makes a late run to the near post to glance it on. He picks out Cho on the far side, but he can't guide his header on target.
40' Cho is causing all sorts of problems down the left still, but Witsel gets across to stop him from cutting inside. The forward doesn't rest though, instead, sliding in to block Llorente's clearance.
38' GOOD SAVE! Morata holds off Le Normand on the edge of the box, before teeing up Gimenez from the distance. The space opens up for him and he takes on the shot, with Remiro stretching to tip it onto the bar.
37' Gorosabel is allowed to carry the ball a long way down the right, and he has a lot of support up with him. Reinildo eventually gets across to stop him from putting a cross in from the byline though.
M. Cho
Yellow Card
Real Sociedad
35' Cho is also booked for his part after he squared up to Llorente during the incident.
Marcos Llorente
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
35' Atletico were awarded a free-kick, but they can't take it yet due to a disagreement between Llorente and Cho. It quickly gets heated and Llorente is shown a yellow card for his involvement.
33' NO GOAL! It took a long time to come to the decision, but after looking at all the angles of the incident, the referee deems that it did hit Joao Felix's arm in the build-up and the goal won't count. Still 1-0 Atletico!
31' Much to the Atletico fans' irritation, VAR is having a look at a possible handball by Joao Felix in the build-up to the goal. It seems to roll down his arm onto his chest, which is how he controls it, and the referee is asked to go over to the monitor.
29' MORATA SCORES AGAIN! It looked like the chance had gone for Atletico when Joao Feliz struggled to bring down Llorente's cross, but he misses his shot and it bounces to Morata off Zubeldia. He's unmarked on the far side and drills it through Remiro's legs into the back of the net. VAR is having a look at this though...
Martín Zubimendi
Yellow Card
Real Sociedad
28' Zubimendi was losing track of Morata and clipped him with a late challenge, which earns him a yellow card.
28' Cho cuts back inside, leaving Gimenez behind, and he has three with him in support in the box. He chooses to go it alone though, hitting a low shot towards the near post, and Oblak comfortably gets behind it.
26' Munoz is starting to get a lot of joy down the left as he curls another good cross onto the edge of the D. Zubimendi brings it down, but doesn't realise Koke is right behind him until he's been dispossessed.
R. De Paul
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
24' De Paul has a couple of attempts at tugging Merino back and eventually goes into the book for his challenge.
23' There's a nervy moment at the back for Oblak, who takes a heavy touch when controlling Llorente's backpass. Sorloth is chasing him down, but he manages to clear his lines in time.
21' GOOD SAVE! Munoz's cross is half-cleared by Carrasco as far as Merino, and he lays it off to Mendez, who decides to have a go from range. He fires it on goal, and Oblak dives to push it away.
19' Sociedad patiently work it out from the back and Munoz goes for the big switch out to Gorosabel on the opposite flank. His team-mate isn't on the same wavelength though, and Atletico have it back.
17' Reinildo is brushed aside by Mendez as he bursts down the right, and he has three in the box to aim for. The cross lets him down though and Oblak comes to collect.
15' OFF THE POST! Cho is causing all sorts of problems down the left early on here and he spins away from Gimenez to clip a cross onto the penalty spot. Merino volleys it towards goal first time and Oblak is beaten, but it smacks back off the near post.
14' Sociedad are keeping Atletico penned back in their own half here and making it difficult for the visitors to get out. Zubimendi slides it through the middle to Silva, but it's cut out by Koke.
Saúl
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
12' Saul lunges into a heavy challenge on Gorosabel and takes out the right-back, getting nowhere near the ball. He's shown the first yellow card of the game.
11' It's a poor touch from Llorente back to Gimenez, and the ball bounces over his leg straight to Cho. He bursts down the left before curling it into Silva, whose first-time volley is straight at Oblak.
9' Sociedad work it well down the left this time and Merino tries to slide it through to Cho at the near post. The forward has Gimenez tight to his side though and he can't shake off the defender.
7' Sociedad win a free-kick and Mendez swings it in from the right. He's looking for Sorloth at the near post, but it's thumped away by Gimenez.
Álvaro Morata
Goal
Atlético Madrid
5' MORATA SCORES! It's a brilliant corner from Carrasco as he whips it against the bottom of the near post. Remiro is left scrambling and Morata is left with a simple tap-in from the middle of the box. 1-0 Atletico!
4' Atletico are moving it a lot quicker now and Llorente makes a driving run down the right before curling a dangerous, early cross into the middle. Joao Felix is waiting at the far post, but Zubeldia makes an important block.
2' Sociedad have made a bright start to the game and are putting Atletico under early pressure here. Mendez cuts inside from the right to tee up Cho, but his first-time shot is blocked by Reinildo.
1' Morata gets the game underway for Atletico!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Sociedad haven't won any of their last five LaLiga games against Atletico (D2 L3). They've not gone six in a row without a win over Los Rojiblancos in the competition since March 1987 (L7).
Diego Simeone also makes one change from the win over Valencia on Monday. Carrasco comes in to provide some width, so Kondogbia starts on the bench. There's still no place in the starting line-up for Griezmann, despite him scoring the winning goal in that game.
Imanol Alguacil makes just one change to the side that beat Elche last time out. Sorloth comes in to partner Cho up front, with Kubo dropping to the bench. New signing Sadiq is also named among the substitutes.
ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Alberto Moreno, Sergio Diez, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Felipe, Angel Correa, Ivo Grbic, Mario Hermoso, Antonio Gomis, Antoine Griezmann.
ATLETICO MADRID STARTING XI (3-1-4-2): Jan Oblak; Jose Gimenez, Axel Witsel, Reinildo; Koke; Yannick Carrasco, Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo de Paul, Saul Niguez; Alvaro Morata, Joao Felix.
REAL SOCIEDAD SUBS: Andoni Zubiaurre, Jon Pacheco Dozagarat, Roberto Navarro, Jon Karrikaburu, Benat Turrientes, Asier Illarramendi, Takefusa Kubo, Umar Sadiq, Urko Gonzalez, Ander Barrenetxea, Alex Sola, Aritz Elustondo.
REAL SOCIEDAD STARTING XI (4-3-1-2): Alex Remiro; Andoni Gorosabel, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Aihen Munoz; Brais Mendes, Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino; David Silva; Momo Cho, Alexander Sorloth.
Atletico got back to winning ways on Monday as Antoine Griezmann's goal helped them to a 1-0 victory over Valencia, and they've now won two of their opening three games of the season (L1), with both victories coming away from home. Just like Los Rojiblancos, Sociedad have also won two of their first three matches of the campaign (L1) - both by 1-0 scorelines on the road. They come into this game on the back of one of those wins, beating Elche last time out.
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