ATLÉTICO 1-0 RAYO

Griezmann scores for Atlético against Rayo with his first touch

After a fruitless first half for the Rojiblancos, the management team decided to bring on some of the big guns. What happened next suggests it was a good move.

Griezmann scores for Atlético against Rayo with his first touch
Kiko Huesca EFE

Following Real Madrid's win at Anoeta, thanks to a Gareth Bale header in the 79th minute, Atlético knew that a win was key to them not falling behind their city rivals in the title race. It was proving a tough ask though with the visitors Rayo proving a hard nut to crack.

The first half ended 0-0 and with, several of the first eleven being rested - seven changes being made for this game that sat between the Champions League semi-finals - the management team decided that some of their big name stars should get their game faces on for the second period.

How important could this goal turn out to be in the tight title race?

Both Koke and Griezmann were brought on and it took just 35 seconds for the French striker to put his side ahead...with his first touch. With Simeone in the stands after being banned from the touchline who made the decision for this change?