Diego Godin’s fighting spirit helped Atletico Madrid overcome Athletic Bilbao
You do love players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for their striking abilities, but there are players like Diego Godin and Sergio Ramos who are known for their leadership qualities and fighting spirit. They never bow down, they fight till end. Atletico Madrid’s captain Diego Godin fighting spirit was once again tested against Athletic Bilboa, and the 32-year-old veteran come on top.
Athletic Bilbao seems to be happy walking away with a point from Estadio Wanda Metropolitano as score board shows 2-2 at 90 minutes mark. Only injury-time added minutes needed to play and Atletico captain Diego Godin who himself was injured come to rescue his team. He became decisive with his 91st minute goal to hand Atletico Madrid 3-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
32 year old Atletico captain; Diego Godin.
Refused to leave the pitch despite being injured as Atletico had already used all three of their subs – He then goes on to score a last minute winner against Bilbao!
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 10, 2018
Godin was asked to come off due to his sustained injury, but he refused to leave the pitch knowing his team has used all three substitutes. If he had left the pitch, his team would have been playing with 10 men against 11. The veteran captain gave priority to his team rather than his comfort and in the end he was awarded with the winning goal to earn a victory to his team. Thanks to Godin, Atletico Madrid climbed on the second spot on the La Liga table sitting one point behind FC Barcelona.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 10, 2018
Inaki Williams gave a first-half lead to Bilbao, which only got cancelled by Thomas Partey at the end of an hour of play. And soon, he restored Athletic’s lead only to be canceled by Rodri in 80th minute. The score was level with 10 minutes of game and someone needed to bring some superficial stuff to win the game. Who could have been better man on the occasion? Cometh the hour, cometh the man… Godin takes all the limelight with his limping goal celebration after refusing to leave the pitch despite injury worries.