The home side looked set to drop points in Sunday's match after conceding twice inside the opening 20 minutes of a home league game under Diego Simeone for the first time, with Charles and Anaitz Arbilla defying the form book at the Wanda Metropolitano.
1 - Atletico de Madrid have won a game they were trailing in by two goals for the first time since May 2009 in LaLiga, with that occasion being a 3-2 victory over Espanyol. Suffering. pic.twitter.com/C8HEhJDoVO— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 1, 2019
Joao Felix scored his first LaLiga goal to start the comeback before the half-hour and Vitolo, introduced at the interval, dragged his side back onto level terms early in the second half against an Eibar side still without a win this season.
Los Rojiblancos carved out 1-0 victories over Getafe and Leganes in their initial matches and they showed true fighting spirit as Thomas poked home to lift Atletico above Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla to the top of LaLiga.