Invader Danjuma sees hero role undone by bizarre own goal

Arnaut Danjuma played a leading role at Villarreal on Sunday evening. The Dutch outsider seemed to make the winning goal for his team when visiting Atlético Madrid, but in the absolute final phase Atlético still came along the side.
Trainer Unai Emery had no place for Danjuma in his basic setup. Without the 24-year-old attacker, Villarreal got a head start at the Wanda Metropolitano after rest. Manu Trigueros shot in the 0-1 with a hard bang on behalf of last seasons Europa League winner. However, Atlético did not take long to get back to the same level. Luis Suárez made his first La Liga hit of the season at the indication of Ángel Correa.

Atlético strikes back instantly! 🔙 equals on behalf of the champion of Spain 🔥 #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #AtletiVillarreal pic.twitter.com/CNLBJG3rak
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In the 63rd minute Danjuma made his entrance. More than ten minutes later, he caught his moment in the spotlight. Team mate Yeremi Pino put the singular international with a view through ball with goalkeeper Jan Oblak, after which Danjuma finished the ball hard and convincingly: 1-2.

🤩 The Dutchman falls in and shoots Villarreal ahead against Atlético again! 🙌🏻 #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #AtletiVillarreal pic.twitter.com/9s3Dun1zVX
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With that, Danjuma seemed to make the winning goal for Villarreal, but nothing was less true. In the last seconds of the match, Aïssa Mandi made a bizarre goal of his own, by hitting the ball back wrong. As a result, the game ends in 2-2.