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Atletico Madrid suffer worst La Liga start since 2009

Atletico Madrid suffer worst La Liga start since 2009

Atletico Madrid, who were held by Eibar at the weekend – have suffered their worst start to a La Liga campaign since 2009.

Since Diego Simeone took over at the club, the Argentine boss has never suffered a worst start to the season, gaining just five points from the opening four league games.

It was back in the season of 2009/2010 under Abel Resino that Atleti managed just eight points and saw the coach sacked just three games later.

Simeone, of course, has had different success and their is no growing concern at the moment, however, the draw with Eibar was a poor performance.

The hosts started the game strongly and had several glaring opportunities in the first half, with Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann among those denied by a heroic display from Marko Dmitrovic.

The Eibar shotstopper produced an incredible display making seven saves, though his team actually came closest to scoring as Anaitz Arbilla and Pere Milla both hit the woodwork whilst the scoreline remained at deadlock.

It was substitute Sergi Enrich who finally made the breakthrough by capitalising on a Diego Godin error on the counter-attack, then beating the Uruguayan to prod in from a few yards out in the 87th minute.

Fortunately for Diego Simeone, his gamble paid off in the fifth minute of injury time as 19-year-old striker Borja Garces scored with a rifled shot from 12 yards out, making his debut in a controversial switch for midfielder Rodri which saw the coach whistled by his own fans.