First Division - Day 32

Atlético Madrid 1 - Xerez 2

Atlético: De Gea; Valera, Perea, Domínguez, Pernía; Jurado (Salvio 74'), Raúl García (Paulo Assunçao 65'), Tiago; Simao (Reyes 55'); Agüero, Diego Forlán. 4-4-2.
Xerez: Renan; Francis, Gioda, Aythami, Casado; Moreno, Keita; Carlos Calvo (Alex Bergantiños 76'), Armenteros (David Prieto 89'), Orellana (Viqueira 92'); Mario Bermejo. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 09. Bermejo. Got above defence to head Casado cross back over De Gea.
1-1. 12. Forlán. Picked up pass from right and struck shot wide of Renan.
1-2. 72. Armenteros. Got on the end of Orellana free kick to head past keeper.

Yellow cards: Simao 05', Keita 12', Francis 46', Moreno 80', Gioda 85', Reyes 92'.

Atlético Madrid would appear to have given up any hope of qualifying for Europe via the league, and their players were whistled off the field at the end after a humiliating 1-2 defeat at the hands of bottom club Xerez. Bermejo opened the scoring for the Andalusians with a looping header over De Gea from Casado's cross, but the lead only lasted three minutes before Diego Forlán equalised after picking up a pass from Valera. However Armenteros got on the end of Orellana's free kick midway through the second half to head home a second goal which keeps alive his side's hopes of survival. Another poor performance by Atleti, although their interest this season is to win one of the two cup competitions they are still involved in.