Date: 28th September 2021 at 11:18pm
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AC saw defeat snatched from the jaws of victory as they fell to a late 2-1 loss against Atletico Madrid at the Stadio in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The went ahead through Leao but saw sent off for two bookable offences in the opening half hour.

Despite playing with a man less for much of the game, appeared set for victory until equalised late on, and were undone when Pierre Kalulu handled in the box in stoppage time to allow to net a winning penalty.

Player ratings:

Maignan 6.5; Calabria 6.5, Tomori 7, Romagnoli 6.5, Hernandez 6; Bennacer 8 (’81 Florenzi 6), Kessie 4.5; Saelemaekers 7 (’81 Kalulu 5.5), Diaz 8 (’57 Ballo-Toure 6), Leao 7.5 (’57 Giroud 5); Rebic 5.5 (’34 Tonali 7)

Player of the match: Brahim Diaz

The young midfielder shone with some wonderful close control and dribbling, whilst his eye for a pass caused no end of trouble for Atletico. A clever turn and lay-off provided the assist for Leao, whilst he also split the defence open with a through ball that Rebic ought to have finished.