Atlético: De Gea; Valera, Pulido,
Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Mario Suárez, Tiago (Paulo
Assunçao 78'); Juanfran, Reyes (Noguera 91'), Koke (Elías 82');
Hércules: Velthuizen; David Cortés, Juanra, Abraham Paz, Pamarot, Peña; Kiko Femenía, Farinós (Fritzler 79'), Tiago Gomes; Trézéguet, Portillo. 5-3-2.
1-0. 02. Domínguez. Ran on to loose ball in area and lifted shot past keeper.
1-1. 66. Trézéguet. Scored on far post after Juanra headed on Farinós corner.
2-1. 71. Reyes. Volleyed ball back in to net after Velthuizen blocked Agüero shot.
Yellow cards: David Cortés 17', Pulido 29', Valera 29', Abraham Paz 74', Juanra 88'.
Atlético Madrid stay seventh in the table despite a 2-1 win over next to bottom club Hércules. Domínguez opened the scoring for the locals in the third minute after a defender blocked a shot from Mario Suárez, and De Gea saved a Trézéguet penalty later in the first half after Pulido held back Abraham Paz in the area. Koke hit the post and Agüero missed a good chance either side of half time, but Portillo rattled the crossbar with a well struck free kick, and Trézéguet levelled the scores afterJjuanra headed on a Farinós corner. Reyes won it for Quique's side a few minutes later though after Velthuisen could only parry a shot from Agüero, and Atleti now have to beat Mallorca in their last game and hope that one of their two rivals fails to be able to take a few more days holiday this summer.