Atleti beat Elche as fans return to the Wanda Metropolitano

Our team beat Elche 1-0 at home on Sunday. Correa scored the goal to make it three goals in two matches for the Argentine.

Miguel Warren-Piper

Atleti beat Elche 1-0 on Sunday as the fans returned to the Wanda Metropolitano after 1.5 years. Correa netted the goal.

The match was preceded by several emotional tributes to the Atleti fans who passed away during the pandemic.

After kick-off, Saúl had the first attempt of the game as his left-foot strike flew just wide of the goal. However, the visitors held their ground and battled for possession. It was a hard-fought first half, but our team eventually took the lead through Correa – who scored his third goal in two games – as De Paul provided the assist.

Giménez had a big chance in the opening minutes of the second half. Koke took a corner and the Uruguayan headed strongly towards goal, forcing Casilla into making a big save. Simeone made a double switch just after the hour mark, when Trippier and Suárez came on for De Paul and Lemar. The Wanda Metropolitano erupted while welcoming the Uruguayan striker. Our No. 9 had a big chance from inside the box, but his left-foot shot flew over the crossbar. Correa made way for Lodi with just over 5’ to go. We held on to the lead and won the match in front of our fans to make it two out of two in LaLiga.