Atletico Madrid battle back to secure 2-1 preseason win at Wolfsburg

Atletico Madrid returned to winning ways in preseason action as the La Liga champions picked up a late 2-1 draw at Wolfsburg.

Diego Simeone‘s side reacted to their midweek friendly loss to Austrian side RB Salzburg as their under strength line up sealed victory at the AOK Stadion.

Neither side created much in a low key first 30 minutes with Thomas Lemar blazing their best early chance wildly off target.

However, despite a lack of clear cut opportunities, the visitors edged in front before the break as Dutch star Wout Weghorst steered home Max Philipp’s cross.

Simeone opted to shuffle his options after the restart with Ricard Sanchez, Borja Garces and German Valera entering the fray for Los Rojiblancos.

The changes had the all important super sub impact, as Sanchez crossed for Garces to nod home the equaliser and Garces laid on the winner for Sanchez.

The defending Spanish champions now face two warm up games against Cadiz and Feyenoord ahead of the season kick off on August 15.

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