Atlético: Oblak; Giménez, Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Gaitán (Carrasco 56‘, Fernando Torres 72’), Gabi, Saúl Ñíguez, Koke; Correa (Gameiro 56’), Griezmann. 4-4-2.
Villarreal: Andrés; Rukavina, Musacchio, Alvaro, Jaume Costa; Jonathan Dos Santos, Trigueros (Rodri 85’), Bruno, Samu Castillejo; Adrián López (Roberto Soriano 64’), Sansone (Bakambu 76‘). 4-4-2.
0-1. 82. Roberto Soriano. Got on the end of Bakambu cross to turn shot past Oblak.
Yellow cards: Gabi 55’, Trigueros 58’, Rukavina 66’, Soldado 74’.
Another round of midweek fixtures this week, with three games kicking off on Tuesday. Third placed Atlético Madrid were surprisingly beaten 0-1 by Villarreal in the last match of the evening though, the result taking the visitors to within eight points of their hosts. Simeone’s side had all the chances in the first half, and only a string of top class saves by Andrés prevented Correa, Saúl, Griezmann and Koke from giving them the lead at the break. After the restart the visiting keeper saved again from Gaitán, and substitutes Carrasco (who had to go off again with an injury), Gameiro and Fernando Torres all went close. A few minutes later however Oblak was tested for the first time by Roberto Soriano, and with eight minutes to go Soriano got on the end of Bakambu’s cross to fire home the winner.