Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa obtained Spanish league chief Atletico Madrid again on the profitable path, offering the targets in a 2-1 victory at Granada on Saturday.
The three factors got here after Atletico had stumbled in its march towards its first league title since 2014 when its eight-round profitable streak was ended by a 2-2 draw towards Celta Vigo. The hard-fought win at Granada elevated its lead over titleholder Actual Madrid to eight factors with an additional sport to play as properly.
Granada stymied the guests’ assault till Llorente struck within the 63rd minute from the sting of the realm for his eighth objective in all competitions this season.
Yangel Herrera equalized three minutes later after Atletico’s solely defensive letdown when it didn’t clear a nook kick.
However Correa put the front-runners again on prime for good within the 75th with a shot that took a deflection off defender Jesus Vallejo earlier than the ball looped over goalkeeper Rui Silva and fell into the far nook of the web.
“Coming off a draw, we had been additional motivated to get this win,” Correa stated. “We knew that we needed to remained centered as a result of we had been creating possibilities and it was solely a query of when the targets would come.”
Luis Suarez, who leads the league with 16 targets, had Atletico’s finest possibilities earlier than Llorente’s opener. The previous Barcelona striker volleyed a go by Correa off the crossbar simply after halftime.
Atletico has solely misplaced as soon as in 21 league video games this season.
Atletico was nonetheless with out forwards Joao Felix, Thomas Lemar, Moussa Dembele, and midfielder Hector Herrera, all confined due to coronavirus infections.
Granada stayed in eighth place after its third league loss at residence this marketing campaign.
Later, third-place Barcelona hosts Alaves, whereas fourth-place Sevilla performs Huesca. Eibar additionally faces Valladolid.
Actual Madrid hosts Valencia on Sunday.