First Division - Day 11

Atlético Madrid 1 - Sporting Gijón 0

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran (Jesús Gámez 46‘), Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Tiago; Carrasco (Oliver Torres 78‘), Griezmann, Koke (Correa 64’); Jackson Martínez. 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Cuéllar; Lora, Luis Hernández, Bernardo, Alex Menéndez; Sergio Alvarez (Nacho Cases 12‘), Omar Mascarell; Pablo Pérez, Halilovic (Hugo Fraile 80‘), Jony; Guerrero (Carlos Castro 26‘). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 93. Griezmann. Lunging header past Cuéllar after Godín headed on long ball.

Yellow cards: Carrasco 32’, Koke 39’, Bernardo 40’, Nacho Cases 43’, Filipe Luis 55’, Godín 56’, Cuéllar 69’.

Atlético Madrid ended the weekend in third spot, just a point behind city rivals Real Madrid, after they beat Sporting Gijón 1-0 on Sunday evening. The visitors put up a brave fight though despite losing Sergio Alvarez and Guerrero to injuries early on, and only a brilliant save by Oblak prevented Halilovic from giving the Asturians the lead before the break. Bernardo was lucky to get away with a penalty appeal though when the ball hit his arm in the area, and after the restart Cuéllar had to be at his best to keep out Griezmann on three occasions. Gabi, Koke and Carrasco also went close, but Oblak was in action again to stop a long shot from Jony, and it looked as if Sporting were going to save a point until Godín headed on a long punt into the area, and Griezmann reacted faster than anyone to head the ball past the visiting keeper. Simeone couldn’t contain himself as he roared up and down along the touchline in delight!