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2021-22 LaLiga
  • Luis Suárez (56')
  • Aïssa Mandi (90'+5' OG)
  • Manu Trigueros (52')
  • Arnaut Danjuma (74')

Atletico Madrid avoid defeat to Villarreal with shocking stoppage-time own goal

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Atletico Madrid miraculously levels game in 93' (0:49)

Atletico Madrid somehow miraculously ties the match on Villarreal's epic blunder in stoppage time. (0:49)

LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid snatched a 2-2 draw at home to Villarreal on Sunday after an astonishing own goal in the final seconds from Aissa Mandi.

Villarreal were on the verge of an unlikely victory as the match headed into the fourth minute of stoppage. Atletico's Saul Niguez sent a hopeful ball upfield and Mandi rose to head it back towards goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli, but the glancing header rolled beyond the reach of Rulli and into his own net.

Atletico had dominated the first half but went behind against the run of play early in the second period to a thumping strike from Manu Trigueros.

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Luis Suarez scored his first goal of the season to pull the hosts level soon after, but the Uruguay striker later went off injured and was seen on the bench icing his knee.

Villarreal restored their lead in the 74th minute following a mixup between Atletico defenders Stefan Savic and Jose Gimenez. New signing Arnaut Danjuma pounced on the miscue and lifted the ball past goalkeeper Jan Oblak high into the net.

Atletico pressed for an equaliser, and Rulli did well to push a shot from Koke over the bar, but he was left flummoxed by Mandi's header and Atletico could hardly believe their luck.