Direct | Atlético de Madrid-Espanyol

Direct | Atlético de Madrid-Espanyol


A penalty goal by Frenchman Antoine Griezmann (56th minute) gave Atlético de Madrid the victory and three points against Espanyol, in the match of the seventeenth day of the league, played on Saturday at the Metropolitan Stadium.

The goal resolved a very complicated game for Atlético, which was surpassed by the opponent in some phases of the match, especially in the first half.

In that period, Espanyol could score through Borja Iglesias mediation, Leo Baptistao, who crashed a ball on the post of Oblak, and Esteban Granero, while at Atletico, Griezmann had his chance on three occasions.

In the second half, the match was more equal, until Griezmann solved a Granero penalty on Koke, which the referee, Melero López, had whistled and confirmed the VAR, despite the fact that the play was over with Ángel Correa .

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