Valladolid: Diego Mariño; Rukavina,
Jesús Rueda, Peña, Bergdich; Fausto Rossi, Lluis Sastre; Ebert
(Alcatraz García 82'), Valdet Rama, Omar Ramos (Osorio 56'); Javi Guerra
(Manucho 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Courtois; Manquillo, Miranda, Godín, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Mario Suárez; Raúl García (Cristian Rodríguez 75'), Diego Costa, Koke (Leo Baptistao 83'); David Villa (Arda Turan 57'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 56. Raúl García. Looped header over Mariño from Koke's lobbed cross.
0-2. 72. Diego Costa. Ran on to Koke through ball and turned shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Lluis Sastre 12', Mario Suárez 16', Rossi 53', Gabi 67'.
Atlético won 0-2 at Valladolid on Saturday evening to keep up their 100% record this season. Chances were few and far between in the first half, Omar and Valdet Rama going close for the locals, and Jesús Rueda heading a Koke free kick against his own crossbar at the other end trying to clear. Raúl García had a header saved soon after the interval though, and a few minutes later he opened the scoring with a looping header over Mariño after Koke played a corner back in to the box. Diego Costa had a shot blocked and then headed over the top, but soon afterwards Koke slid the ball through for him to turn a shot past the keeper. Osorio came close to getting one back when his shot was blocked by Manquillo with the keeper beaten, but Mariño had to be at his best to keep out Cristian Rodríguez, and Mario Suárez fired a shot wide right at the end. Another win for Simeone's side though, and this year they could be an outside bet for the title if the big two are not up to scratch.