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Malaga 0-2 Atletico Madrid

Koke
Koke scored in Atletico's last win at Malaga in 2014

Atletico Madrid climbed to third in La Liga with a routine victory at Malaga.

Diego Simeone's side were without seven players because of injury and suspension but strikes by Koke and Filipe Luis sealed a deserved win.

Koke capitalised on good play by Fernando Torres to put Atletico ahead after 26 minutes, while Torres was also involved for the second as Filipe Luis chipped home his first of the season.

Defeat leaves Malaga six points above the drop zone.

"We didn't make mistakes and when we got our chance in the second half, Filipe finished it fantastically," said Simeone.

"The 2-0 [scoreline] makes it look like something it wasn't. I always felt there were difficulties and danger."

Atletico move on to 58 points, above Sevilla who host Sporting Gijon on Sunday. Leaders Real Madrid, who have 65 points, entertain Alaves on Sunday, while champions Barcelona, two points behind, visit Granada.

Also on Saturday, Real Sociedad's hopes of a top-four finish were hit by a 1-1 draw at home to Leganes, who went ahead through Alexander Szymanowski. Juanmi levelled for Sociedad in the second half.

Eighth-placed Eibar maintained their hopes of qualifying for Europe for the first time with an impressive 3-2 win at Villarreal, while Athletic Bilbao were 2-1 winners at bottom side Osasuna.

Line-ups

Malaga

  • 1Kameni
  • 18Rosales
  • 5Llorente
  • 24Hernández
  • 23TorresSubstituted forRiccaat 15'minutes
  • 7Pérez LópezBooked at 76mins
  • 25José RodríguezSubstituted forGarcía del Pozoat 60'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 6Camacho
  • 31Fornals
  • 19Ramírez
  • 20Gontán GallardoSubstituted forSantosat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Santos
  • 11Castro
  • 13Boyko
  • 14García del Pozo
  • 15Ricca
  • 17Barbosa Valente
  • 21Rodríguez Menéndez

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 15SavicBooked at 31mins
  • 19HernándezBooked at 19mins
  • 3Filipe LuisSubstituted forGiménezat 88'minutes
  • 22ParteySubstituted forCorreaat 53'minutes
  • 14Gabi
  • 8Ñíguez
  • 6Koke
  • 9Torres
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forGodínat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Godín
  • 11Correa
  • 17Cerci
  • 24Giménez
  • 25Campos Moreira
  • 34Olabe
  • 44Bare
Referee:
Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez
Attendance:
27,082

Match Stats

Home TeamMalagaAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Málaga 0, Atlético de Madrid 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Málaga 0, Atlético de Madrid 2.

Foul by Federico Ricca (Málaga).

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

Attempt missed. Ignacio Camacho (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juankar.

Attempt saved. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. José Giménez replaces Filipe Luis.

Attempt blocked. Sandro Ramírez (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juankar.

Sandro Ramírez (Málaga) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Roberto Rosales (Málaga) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Recio.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Diego Godín replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Attempt missed. Michael Santos (Málaga) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Sandro Ramírez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Jan Oblak.

Attempt saved. Michael Santos (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Sandro Ramírez.

Attempt saved. Sandro Ramírez (Málaga) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Santos.

Attempt missed. Diego Llorente (Málaga) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sandro Ramírez with a cross following a set piece situation.

Michael Santos (Málaga) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Sandro Ramírez (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Rosales with a headed pass.

Sandro Ramírez (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Recio (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Juankar (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Juankar (Málaga).

Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Málaga 0, Atlético de Madrid 2. Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Michael Santos replaces Keko.

Dangerous play by Pablo Fornals (Málaga).

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Juankar (Málaga) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sandro Ramírez following a corner.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

Hand ball by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Recio replaces José Rodríguez.

Attempt missed. Roberto Rosales (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by José Rodríguez.

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Correa.

Attempt missed. Pablo Fornals (Málaga) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sandro Ramírez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 1st April 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid27205271284365
2Barcelona28196381255663
3Atl Madrid29177554233158
4Sevilla28176552341857
5Real Sociedad29154104340349
6Villarreal29139741231848
7Ath Bilbao29145103733447
8Eibar2912894741644
9Espanyol29111084240243
10Alavés28101082933-440
11Celta Vigo27115114045-538
12Las Palmas2898114445-135
13Real Betis2987143246-1431
14Valencia2886143851-1330
15Deportivo La Coruña2869133143-1227
16Malaga2969143347-1427
17Leganés2969142342-1927
18Sporting Gijón2856173157-2621
19Granada2847172558-3319
20Osasuna2918202969-4011
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