Kevin Gameiro scored in his very first LaLiga game for Atletico Madrid, who have been sensationally held by going to Alaves.
Kevin Gameiro lamented Sunday’s dramatic 1-1 draw at property to newly-promoted Alaves, insisting Atletico Madrid need to win their household matches.
Gameiro converted a 93rd-minute penalty in his initial LaLiga match for Atletico but it nonetheless was not sufficient as Alaves equalised two minutes later to earn a share with the spoils in their season opener.
Afterwards, French forward Gameiro – an off-season recruit from Spanish rivals Sevilla – mentioned: “It was a complicated game, there weren’t lots of gaps to play in.
The match appeared to be petering out to a draw in Madrid until Fernando Torres was brought down in the region, with Gameiro – who missed a gilt-edged likelihood minutes earlier – stepping up to score in the spot.
But just as fans prepared to celebrate victory at the Vicente Calderon, Manu Garcia netted a amazing long-range equaliser to silence the home crowd.
“We are leaving hurt and sad. It was a match that we controlled and dominated,” Atletico full-back Filipe Luis added.
“We had numerous possibilities and when we did the hardest point, which was to score the target, they tied. Now, we’ve to have back on our feet and attempt to win the next game.”