First Division - Day 14

Atlético Madrid 3 - Osasuna 2

Atlético: Leo Franco; Velasco, Perea (García Calvo 20'), Pablo, Sergi; Jorge (Paunovic 67'), Marcelo Sosa, Luccin (Colsa 50'), Antonio López; Salva, Fernando Torres. 4-4-2.
Osasuna: Elía; Expósito, Cruchaga, Cuéllar, Corrales; Valdo, Pablo García, Muñoz (Aloisi 63'), Delporte (Moha 55'); Morales, Webó (Puñal 70'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Atlético: Pablo, Jorge, Antonio López, Salva for García Calvo, Aguilera, Paunovic, Nano / Osasuna: Cuéllar for Josetxo.

1-0. 16. Fernando Torres. Ran on to score after Salva headed on Leo Franco kick.
2-0. 30. Salva. Headed Antonio López free kick down past keeper.
2-1. 45. Valdo. Got on the end Muñoz free kick to poke ball past Leo Franco.
3-1. 55. Colsa. Angled header from López corner which Elía turned into net.
3-2. 74. Morales. Steered header down into net from Aloisi's cross.

Atlético Madrid returned to the UEFA cup spots after beating Osasuna 3-2 in the last match on Sunday evening. César Ferrando decided to play Fernando Torres and Salva together up front, and Elia had to keep out a couple of efforts from Torres before Salva headed on a long kick by Leo Franco for his team mate to run on and open the scoring on the quarter hour mark.

Salva headed a second later on from Antonio López's free kick, but the visitors fought their way back, and Leo Franco had to tip a couple of dangerous efforts from Pablo García over the bar. And on the stroke of half time Valdo pulled one back when he got behind the defence turn in another dead ball kick from Muñoz.

Leo Franco did well to keep out another header from Morales after the restart before Colsa came on to head a third for the home side a few minutes later. Valdo tested the keeper again, but the visitors were left with ten men when Pablo García was sent off after picking up a second booking for blocking Antonio López by sticking out his back-side.

Atlético tried to take advantage to wrap things up, Antonio López bringing another good save out of Elia. But Morales scored again from Aloisi's cross, and Osasuna were back in the game. Cruchaga surprisingly left the field to go to the toilet, leaving his side with ten men for a couple of minutes, and visiting manager Aguirre got himself another red card for arguing with the referee. And numbers were evened up when Marcelo Sosa was shown a second yellow card in the last minute. But it was too late for the Pamplona based side to react, and Atlético leap-frog them in the table up to sixth place.