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GRIEZMANN SCORED IN THE FIRST HALF AND SPORTING CAME BACK AT THE END

Defeat at El Molinón

Griezmann put our team ahead half an hour into the game with a great goal from a free-kick but it was not enough. In the final stretch, Sanabria and Castro came back for Sporting.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

SPORTING  2 – 1  ATLÉTICO DE MADRID

Sporting:
Cuéllar; Lora, Luis Hernández, Jorge Meré, Isma López; Sergio Álvarez, Mascarell (Carlos Castro, 56’); Pablo Pérez (Carmona, 70’), Nacho Cases, Jony; and Sanabria (Rachid, 92’).

Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Jesús Gámez, Giménez, Lucas, Filipe Luis; Kranevitter, Koke, Saúl; Correa (Gabi, 58’), Vietto (Juanfran, 75’) and Griezmann (Fernando Torres, 63’).

Referee: Gil Manzano (Committee from Extremadura). Booked the home players Sanabria (36’), Sergio Álvarez (57’), Jorge Meré (65’), Pablo Pérez (67’) nd Nacho Cases (84’); and the visiting Jesús Gámez (52’) y Juanfran (76’).

GOALS:

0-1.  29’. Griezmann
masterfully scores a free-kick.
1-1.  79’. Sanabria scored from a free-kick.
2-1. 89’. Carlos Castro scored from the 6-yard box.

Atlético de Madrid could not add a victory it had at the half-time thanks to Griezmann’s great goal from a free-kick which vanished in the final stretch of the match. The game seemed to be controlled from the beginning and only in the last quarter of an hour did the home players enjoy clearer chances, two that went to the posts and the two goals. 

The team finished lessened by the injury of Giménez, with the three substitutions already made and Sporting took advantage to score the second goal at the end of the fixture. Three very important points in the fight for the League podium that went to limbo in the final stretch.

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