Overcoming Granada, Atletico Madrid Getting Stronger at the Top of the Standings

Suara.com – Atletico Madrid are getting stronger at the top of the Spanish League standings after winning 2-1 at Granada headquarters in the 23rd match at the Nuevo Los Carmenes Stadium, Saturday (13/2/2021).

The victory through goals from Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa means Atletico are now on 54 points at the top of the standings, or eight points ahead of city rivals Real Madrid (46 points).

Meanwhile Granada (30), which has now gone through five matches in a winless streak, is stuck in eighth, according to the official Spanish League website as published by Antara.

Both teams played openly from the start of football, but Atletico’s early chances through Correa still headed right into the arms of goalkeeper Rui Silva and on the other hand German Sanchez, who was able to beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak in an aerial duel, still failed to head the ball right on target.

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In the 30th minute, Geoffrey Kondogbia sent a low ball past the home defense and Luis Suarez was well positioned to shoot a volley, but Silva made a careful bow.

The goal lasted until halftime and three minutes into the second half Suarez’s chance to break the deadlock was countered by the crossbar.

Then in the 60th minute, Suarez failed to exercise good control when receiving Luiz Felipe’s header in a corner so the ball rolled off the field with his first touch.

Three minutes later, Atletico finally got the edge off when Llorente dribbled in a Koke post, past Domingos Durte before firing a precise shot from the edge of the box to nock the ball into the bottom corner of the near post.

However, the visitors’ advantage only lasted for a moment because in the 66th minute Yangel Herrera was able to score an equalizer with a shot that hit Hermoso so that the ball flew past Oblak.

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Atletico were able to restore their lead in the 74th minute when Llorente got past two Granada players before hitting the ball which Correa finished off into the far post.

Source: Suara.com by www.suara.com.

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