Diego Simeone praised Atletico Madrid’s “fantastic” support after his side snatched a late 3-2 win against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Atleti looked set to suffer a defeat as they twice trailed to a Inaki Williams’ brace in the La Liga clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.
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Thomas Partey earlier scored a long-range strike to level at 1-1, before Rodri equalised for the second time 10 minutes from time and Diego Godin stole the three points with a header in stoppage time despite playing the majority of the second half carrying a thigh injury.
Following the win, which moves Atleti up to second in the table, Simeone said: “I am so happy for the fans. The atmosphere was extraordinary. “We had played a very good game against Borussia Dortmund [on Tuesday], who have beaten Bayern Munich and are top of the Bundesliga.
“But working hard and never giving up, our effort and the atmosphere stand out. “The atmosphere is fantastic; this stadium is incredible.”