Granada 1-2 Atletico Madrid: Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa score in victory


Atletico Madrid have only lost one La Liga game all seasonAtletico Madrid ground out a victory over Granada to go eight points clear at the top of La Liga.

Luis Suarez hit the crossbar early in the second half as Diego Simeone’s side looked for a breakthrough.

Marcos Llorente put them ahead with a low drive from 20 yards but Yangel Herrera levelled soon afterwards as Atletico failed to clear a corner.

Angel Correa scored the winner with a heavily deflected strike which looped over the goalkeeper.

Atletico are eight points above defending champions Real Madrid, who play on Sunday, and Barcelona, who beat Alaves 5-1. Diego Simeone’s side have a game in hand on both.

Line-upsGranadaFormation 5-4-1

1Dantas da Silva

2Foulquier22Coutinho Meneses Duarte6Sánchez20Vallejo15Neva



1Dantas da Silva2FoulquierSubstituted forQuinaat 79’minutes22Coutinho Meneses Duarte6Sánchez20Vallejo15Neva11MachísSubstituted forSoroat 79’minutes8EtekiSubstituted forHerreraat 58’minutes19MontoroSubstituted forGonalonsat 69’minutes24KenedySubstituted forRodríguez Díazat 69’minutes23MolinaSubstitutes3Pérez4Gonalons10Rodríguez Díaz12Quina13Escandell14Vico Villegas16Díaz18Marín21Herrera26Soro35Santos da Costa38PlomerAtl MadridFormation 3-1-4-2






13Oblak15SavicBooked at 77mins18Felipe22Hermoso4KondogbiaSubstituted forVrsaljkoat 45’minutes14Llorente6KokeBooked at 88mins21CarrascoBooked at 90mins8SaúlBooked at 43mins10Correa9SuárezBooked at 39minsSubstitutes1Grbic5Torreira12Lodi dos Santos24Vrsaljko27Camello28GarcíaReferee:Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

Live TextMatch ends, Granada CF 1, Atlético de Madrid 2.

Second Half ends, Granada CF 1, Atlético de Madrid 2.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxime Gonalons (Granada CF).

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Jesús Vallejo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

Carlos Neva (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Ángel Correa tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Germán Sánchez (Granada CF).

Foul by Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid).

Domingos Quina (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mario Hermoso (Atlético de Madrid).

Antonio Puertas (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Luis Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jesús Vallejo (Granada CF).

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Sime Vrsaljko.

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