Atlético Madrid lost their home opener for the first time in 16 years on Sunday night against Villarreal. Two second half goals from Yeremy Pino and Gerard Moreno condemned Atlético to defeat, with the second coming very late in the game following a Nahuel Molina red card.
Moreno scored and did his customary celebration to the camera behind the goals, in honor of his children. Atlético fans did not take kindly to it. Bottles and missiles were pelted at the Villarreal striker and a scuffle broke out. Jan Oblak tried to get the Spain forward to vacate the area.
The game started again, but time was up and the referee blew the final whistle. That wasn’t everything, though.
Players who don’t play tend to do running after the game. A group of roughly 30 or 40 fans started to abuse some of the players after full-time, including Antoine Griezmann and Mario Hermoso, according to Spanish radio station Carrusel. Hermoso confronted the fans in the south stand, where the ultras (known as the Frente Atlético) sit for games.
The defender had to be held back from the offending fans. Watch the video below, an ugly end to an ugly night at the Metropolitano.
Mario Hermoso siempre en mi equipo pic.twitter.com/FHcMwzw8wv— BNZ (@benzorcde) August 21, 2022