Spanish La Liga
Atl Madrid0Villarreal1

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Villarreal

Luciano Vietto scores

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are now seven points behind city rivals Real after losing to Villarreal - their only home league defeat of 2014.

Mario Mandzukic had Atletico's best chance but his close-range shot was saved by Sergio Asenjo.

Villarreal's Luciano Vietto scored the only goal with six minutes left after beating Diego Godin on the edge of the box to fire home.

Atletico are third, three points adrift of second-placed Barcelona.

Vietto, 21, was thankful to Atletico coach Diego Simeone - who handed him his professional debut at Racing Club three years ago.

"He's the coach of Atletico Madrid now and I am a Villarreal player," Vietto said as his side rose to sixth in the league.

"I will always be grateful to him for believing in me and giving me my debut."

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 20JuanfranBooked at 44mins
  • 23Miranda
  • 2Godín
  • 3Siqueira
  • 10TuranBooked at 28minsSubstituted forSuárezat 76'minutes
  • 14GabiSubstituted forCerciat 70'minutes
  • 5Tiago
  • 6KokeBooked at 88mins
  • 8Raúl GarcíaSubstituted forGriezmannat 63'minutes
  • 9MandzukicBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 4Suárez
  • 7Griezmann
  • 13Oblak
  • 18Gámez
  • 21Rodríguez
  • 22Cerci
  • 24Giménez de Vargas

Villarreal

  • 1Asenjo
  • 2Perez Martinez
  • 20Gabriel
  • 15Ruiz
  • 18Costa Jordá
  • 6dos SantosBooked at 41mins
  • 14Trigueros MuñozBooked at 55minsSubstituted forPinaat 63'minutes
  • 21Bruno
  • 17Cheryshev
  • 7ViettoSubstituted forRukavinaat 89'minutes
  • 8UcheBooked at 17minsSubstituted forGómez Bardonadoat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Pina
  • 16Dorado Ramírez
  • 19Gómez Bardonado
  • 22Rukavina
  • 23Moreno Balagueró
  • 25Sánchez Martínez
  • 28Marín Gómez
Referee:
Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Attendance:
37,000

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamVillarreal
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Villarreal 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Jaume Costa.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Sergio Asenjo (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Bruno (Villarreal).

Foul by Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid).

Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Antonio Rukavina replaces Luciano Vietto.

Alessio Cerci (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moi Gómez (Villarreal).

Booking

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

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

Bruno (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 0, Villarreal 1. Luciano Vietto (Villarreal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moi Gómez.

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

Foul by Víctor Ruiz (Villarreal).

Corner, Villarreal. Conceded by Moyá.

Attempt saved. Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moi Gómez with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt missed. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Víctor Ruiz.

Attempt blocked. Moi Gómez (Villarreal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomás Pina.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Mario Suárez replaces Arda Turan.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but Alessio Cerci is caught offside.

Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tomás Pina (Villarreal).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Alessio Cerci replaces Gabi.

Foul by Miranda (Atlético de Madrid).

Luciano Vietto (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Moi Gómez (Villarreal).

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Moi Gómez replaces Ikechukwu Uche.

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gabi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Antoine Griezmann replaces Raúl García.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Tomás Pina replaces Manu Trigueros.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

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