Spanish La Liga
AlmeríaAlmería0Atl MadridAtlético 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 23MirandaBooked at 74mins
  • 3SiqueiraBooked at 36mins
  • 2GodínBooked at 78mins
  • 5Cardoso Mendes
  • 6Koke
  • 4SuárezBooked at 34minsSubstituted forSaúlat 45'minutes
  • 10TuranBooked at 8minsSubstituted forFernández Arenasat 84'minutes
  • 8Garcia EscuderoBooked at 85mins
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forCerciat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Jiménez
  • 13Oblak
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 17Saúl
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Almería 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mauro Dos Santos (Almería).

  8. Booking

    Fernando Soriano (Almería) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan (Almería).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Soriano (Almería).

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Almería. Conceded by Miranda.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi replaces Arda Turan.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 24th September 2014

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