Spanish La Liga
Almería0Atl Madrid1

Almeria 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico celebrate Miranda goal

A second-half header by Miranda ended the resistance of a determined Almeria as defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid narrowed the gap on leaders Barcelona to two points.

Atletico, missing injured striker Mario Mandzukic, broke through on the hour when Miranda headed home a Koke corner.

It was the sixth time out of seven that Atletico have scored from a set-piece this season.

Third-placed Atletico will face second-placed Sevilla on Saturday.

Line-ups

Almería

  • 25Martínez
  • 21Jiménez Ortiz
  • 5Trujillo
  • 6Dos SantosBooked at 65mins
  • 4Navarro Jiménez
  • 31Azeez
  • 3Vélez JiménezSubstituted forSorianoat 64'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8WellingtonSubstituted forMéndez Ortegaat 74'minutes
  • 19Sundy ZongoBooked at 88mins
  • 7García Rabasco
  • 10HemedSubstituted forBifouma Koulossaat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cuesta Díaz
  • 2Macedo Rocha Machado
  • 9Bifouma Koulossa
  • 11González Casín
  • 17Méndez Ortega
  • 18Dangda
  • 23Soriano

Atl Madrid

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 20Juanfran
  • 23MirandaBooked at 74mins
  • 3SiqueiraBooked at 36mins
  • 2GodínBooked at 78mins
  • 5Tiago
  • 6Koke
  • 4SuárezBooked at 34minsSubstituted forÑíguezat 45'minutes
  • 10TuranBooked at 8minsSubstituted forGabiat 84'minutes
  • 8Raúl GarcíaBooked at 85mins
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forCerciat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Jiménez
  • 13Oblak
  • 14Gabi
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 17Ñíguez
  • 22Cerci
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
11,863

Match Stats

Home TeamAlmeríaAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Almería 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Almería 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Offside, Almería. Rubén Martínez tries a through ball, but Fernando Soriano is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Alessio Cerci (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Alessio Cerci (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gabi.

Alessio Cerci (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mauro Dos Santos (Almería).

Booking

Fernando Soriano (Almería) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jonathan (Almería) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan (Almería).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Soriano (Almería).

Attempt missed. Mauro Dos Santos (Almería) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mané with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Almería. Conceded by Miranda.

Booking

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

Jonathan (Almería) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi replaces Arda Turan.

Attempt missed. Verza (Almería) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

Jonathan (Almería) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Soriano (Almería) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Verza with a cross.

Booking

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Edgar (Almería) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Alessio Cerci (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Arda Turan.

Booking

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Almería. Edgar replaces Wellington.

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thievy (Almería).

Attempt saved. Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Godín.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Ximo Navarro.

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ximo Navarro (Almería).

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Fernando Soriano (Almería) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Rubén Martínez.

Attempt saved. Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miranda.

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