Joao Felix sent off as Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao play out stalemate | OneFootball
Joao Felix sent off as Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao play out stalemate
Atletico Madrid and Athletic Blbao played out a goalless draw at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
The result takes Atleti top of the table - for now, at least - and also means that Los Leones have only conceded one goal in their opening five games.
In what was an open and even game, as both sides pushed to grab more than a single point, there was a distinct lack of clear-cut chances and, in fact, only two shots on target were registered, both for the home side.
In perhaps the game's biggest talking point, Los Colchoneros' young forward Joao Felix was sent off for two yellow cards in quick succession with a little over 10 minutes to go.
The Portugal international saw the first booking for catching Unai Vencedor in the face with a flailing arm. He then proceeded to call the referee "crazy" while pointing to his head and Jesus Gil Manzano swiftly brought the yellow card back out for dissent and Joao Felix was sent off, less than 20 minutes after being subbed on.
The 21-year-old didn't react at all well and lashed out at a water bottle on his way to the dressing room.