Atletico Madrid 1-1 Getafe: Angel Correa scores bizarre goal

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Getafe: Angel Correa scores in BIZARRE circumstances as he is subbed after his strike is disallowed for offside… only for VAR to award the goal while he’s sat on the bench

  • Atletico Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw against Getafe on Saturday night  
  • Angel Correa scored in bizarre circumstances following a long VAR check
  • The winger had been subbed off before his goal was awarded by the officials

Atletico Madrid scored a goal in bizarre circumstances as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Getafe.

Angel Correa scored on the hour before a thunderous Enes Unal penalty denied Atletico the points.

But it was the nature of Correa’s goal that stood out during the game, as he was awarded the goal while sat on the bench.

Correa fired home on the rebound after a shot was saved, only for the player to get the double-whammy of having the goal disallowed and then being subbed.

But in peculiar scenes, the video official overturned that decision, awarding the goal, sparking delirium on the touchline, as the Atletico players and coaching staff ran to the bench to celebrate with the winger, who had already put his training jacket on. 

Angel Correa scored a bizarre goal which was awarded after he’d been substituted in Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Getafe on Saturday night

Enes Unal rescued a late point from the spot for the visitors, who sit 19th in the LaLiga table  

It was another disappointing result for Atletico in a difficult season. After finishing last in their Champions League group and being knocked out of the Copa del Rey by rivals Real Madrid last week, Atletico are struggling to secure one of the league’s four spots in Europe’s top competition next season.

They are fourth in the LaLiga standings on 35 points, four behind third-placed Real Sociedad and 15 back from leaders Barcelona. In the relegation zone, Getafe are 19th on 18 points.

‘We didn’t score the second goal which would leave you calmer, and then gave away a penalty in a situation that was not dangerous. We need to keep improving,’ Atletico manager Diego Simeone told DAZN.

Atletico had more than 60% possession and started pressing their rivals in the first minutes of the game. 

They clamoured for a penalty early in the first half when defender Djene Ortega, who had already been booked, held Alvaro Morata inside the box. But the referee decided the contact was not enough to be seen as an infringement.

Morata had a goal ruled out for offside a little later and Correa missed a sitter from close-range half an hour into the match.

Atletico missed several other chances to take an early lead, eventually scoring in the 60th minute thanks to Correa’s bizarre goal.

Atletico’s players rushed to celebrate with the winger who had his tracksuit already on

But Atletico were left frustrated, as they drifted further from Real Sociedad above them in third

Atletico boss Diego Simeone was critical of his side’s performance after the match 

But Getafe secured a precious point away from home in the 83rd minute after the referee spotted a handball by Saul Niguez inside the box. Unal stepped up and blasted in the resulting penalty, scoring with the visitors’ only shot on target in the match.

Atletico made a late push for the win but kept missing chances and were left frustrated in a game they probably should have won.

‘We tried in every way. Circumstances are sometimes unpredictable,’ Simeone told DAZN.

‘The team had a good initiative. There were circumstances that could benefit us, such as Djene grabbing Morata, small circumstances that have not gone our way lately.’

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