La Liga. Atlético had a bit of a struggle, but defeated Almeria

Football news 10 dec 2023, 09:59
La Liga. Atlético had a bit of a struggle, but defeated Almeria La Liga. Atlético had a bit of a struggle, but defeated Almeria

Atletico hosted Almeria at the Wanda Metropolitano in the 16th round of the Spanish La Liga. The mattress makers secured a victory with a score of 2:1.

The hosts found the net as early as the 6th minute, but Antoine Griezmann's goal was disallowed after a VAR check due to offside.

However, this did not deter the Madrid side. Atletico scored twice more within the first half of the game. Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa netted within a five-minute difference against Luis Maximiliano. The first brilliantly tackled the goalkeeper after a pass from Griezmann, while the latter sealed a pass from Marcos Llorente from just a few meters away.

Credit should be given to Almeria; the team did not lose hope and reduced the deficit in the scoreline. By the hour mark, Leo Baptistan restored hope for the visitors. The second half saw Almeria dominate, creating several good opportunities, but they couldn't salvage the match.

Diego Simeone's team earned 34 points, drawing level with Barcelona in the standings and ascending to the third position. Almeria remains at the bottom of the table with only 4 points earned and hasn't secured a victory in this championship yet.

The highlight of the 16th round will take place today as Barcelona hosts Girona. The match kicks off at 21:00 Central European Time.

  • La Liga, Matchday 16

Atletico Madrid - Almeria 2:1 (2:0)

Goals: Morata, 17, Correa, 22 - Baptistan, 62

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