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A GOAL FROM GRIEZMANN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH TOOK DOWN ESPANYOL

Solid and reliable

Atlético de Madrid beat Espanyol with a goal from Griezmann and holds the second place in the League. The team deserved more goals. Godín and Koke crashed shots on the posts.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

ATLÉTICO DE MADRID  1  - 0  ESPANYOL
 
Atlético de Madrid:
Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luis; Tiago (Carrasco, 32’), Koke, Saúl, Óliver Torres (Fernando Torres, 75’); Vietto (Thomas, 57’) and Griezmann.
 
Espanyol: Pau López; Javi López, Álvaro, Enzo Roco, Fuentes; Hernán Pérez, Diop (Cañas, 55’), Víctor Álvarez (Mamadou, 82’), Abraham (Gerard, 58’); Marco Asensio and Caicedo.
 
Referee: Vicandi Garrido (Basque Committee). Booked the visiting Álvaro (38’), Diop (43’), Javi López (84’) and Fuentes (93’).
 
THE GOAL:
1-0.  3’. Griezmann
scored with a slight touch of his left boot after a cross from Óliver Torres.

Atlético de Madrid decided to fast-track the match. When fans were still arriving to their seats, Griezmann found the rival goal again. Just as had happened on Wednesday against Galatasaray, the French scored to extend their lead from the rival and mark territory.  

 
After the half-time, the match was clearly red and white, with control, good game and scoring chances. Pau López avoided the second goal at the beginning after a shot from Óliver Torres. Then it was Godín who tried but his header found the left post of the blue and white goal. Fernando Torres, in the final stretch, almost scored, but his shot grazed the woodwork. And Koke, after a great play from Carrasco, found the post.

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