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ATLÉTICO CLOSED THE LEAGUE IN 2016 WITH A WIN AGAINST LAS PALMAS

Saúl's great goal won the match

Saúl, who had crashed an effort in the post in the first half, decided in the second half with a great goal.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

ATLÉTICO 1 – 0 LAS PALMAS

Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Vrsaljko, Savic, Godín, Lucas; Saúl, Gabi, Koke, Carrasco (Fernando Torres, 77’); Griezmann (Thomas, 90’) and Gameiro (Nico Gaitán, 83’).

Las Palmas: Javi Varas; Michel, Pedro Bigas, Lemos, Helder (Dani Castellano, 83’); Vicente Gómez (Tana, 83’), Roque Mesa, Jonathan Viera, Montoro; El Zhar (Momo, 86’) and Livaja.

Referee: Melero López (Andalucian Committee). Booked the home players Saúl (43’) and Carrasco (73’); and the visiting Roque Mesa (56’).

THE GOAL:
1-0. 59’. Saúl
receives a clearance close to the box and with an amazing left-footed shot puts the ball in the net of Javi Varas far away from his reach.

Atlético de Madrid wanted to see off 2016 in the League with a victory against one of the teams that plays better football in the First Division - Las Palmas. And the truth is that in the first half, the team began well, with Saúl's acrobatic finish that crashed in the post. The yellow players did not want to be left behind and Lemos crashed a long distance shot on the crossbar.

In the second half, the team from the Canaries tried to get close to the red and white goal but Moyá saved two dangerous efforts from El Zhar and Roque Mesa. This last chance to score was key because our goalkeeper’s save was followed by Saúl's great goal with shot from out of the box. A goal that gives us the win to close the year in the League.

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