Simeone: "Our best player, Griezmann, back to his best"


Antoine Griezmann scored a dramatic winner with two minutes remaining as Atletico Madrid salvaged a 2-1 comeback victory over Real Sociedad in LaLiga.

Filipe Luis, whose equaliser was his first goal since April, also discussed the clash against his former club Chelsea. Wissam Ben Yedder's fourth league goal of the season gave Sevilla the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Partnership between Gameiro and Griezmann: "The numbers speak for themselves".

Griezmann's return to form continued as Atletico closed in on Barca with their first La Liga win at their new Wanda Metropolitano home since September.

Goal scorer Filipe Luis told beIN SPORTS: "It was a really difficult game, they have very good players and play good football with very clear ideas".

Griezmann, who came through the academy at Real Sociedad before being sold to Atletico for £22million (€25m) in 2014, slid in at the far post to nudge in Saul Niguez's header and keep Atletico's title hopes alive.

They did not start well and were behind when Willian Jose converted from the penalty spot after 29 minutes. "It's sure that Griezmann feels more comfortable with Gameiro and I don't say that, the numbers do and they don't lie".

Diego Simeone brought on Yannick Carrasco and Fernando Torres as he searched for a winner, with Rulli keeping out an acrobatic effort from the latter shortly after his arrival, while Zurutuza was off-target with a free header for Real as the match entered its closing stages.

- Atletico Madrid has equalled its longest ever unbeaten run in LaLiga (W11 D7), recorded twice previously (18 in 1991 and 1941). "Defensively, the team was always strong", he added. "Hopefully, we can keep on this path".

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