Spanish La Liga
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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have only lost one league match this season

Atletico Madrid extended their unbeaten home run in La Liga to 24 matches with victory over Espanyol.

Tiago Mendes put the hosts ahead when he floated a header over keeper Kiko Casilla from Gabi Fernandez's pass.

The champions doubled their advantage in the second half as Mario Suarez tapped in from close range after Gimenez won a header from a corner.

Espanyol had one shot on target, and Atletico's Antoine Griezmann nearly made it 3-0 but his shot hit the post.

Victory means Diego Simeone's side remain five points behind leaders Barcelona and are fifth in the table.

Atletico have not lost a home La Liga game since being beaten 2-1 by Barcelona on 12 May 2013.

They are in action at the Vicente Calderon again on Wednesday, when they host Swedish side Malmo in a Champions League Group A tie.

Espanyol
Espanyol have only won two out of eight La Liga matches in 2014-15
Mario Mandzukic
Atletico Madrid's Mario Mandzukic challenges Espanyol goalkeeper Francisco Casilla
Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have won five of their eight La Liga games this season and are fourth in the table
Gimenez
Gimenez (number 24) made Atletico's second goal by winning a header, before Mario Suarez tapped in

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 2Godín
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 10TuranSubstituted forGriezmannat 60'minutes
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 5Cardoso MendesSubstituted forSuárezat 53'minutes
  • 6Koke
  • 8Garcia Escudero
  • 9MandzukicSubstituted forRodríguezat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Suárez
  • 7Griezmann
  • 11Jiménez
  • 13Oblak
  • 18Gámez
  • 21Rodríguez
  • 23Miranda

Espanyol

  • 13Casilla
  • 16López Rodríguez
  • 19Colotto
  • 22González Soberón
  • 18Fuentes Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 14Canas Ruiz Herrera
  • 6Sevilla López
  • 5Álvarez DelgadoSubstituted forMontañés Claveríasat 63'minutes
  • 9García de la FuenteSubstituted forFernández Iglesiasat 56'minutes
  • 20CaicedoSubstituted forStuaniat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fernández Iglesias
  • 8Stuani
  • 23Arbilla
  • 24Montañés Claverías
  • 25López
  • 32Bailly
Referee:
Iñaki Vicandi Garrido
Attendance:
54,069

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamEspanyol
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Espanyol 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

José Cañas (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Javi López (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

Attempt missed. Lucas Vázquez (Espanyol) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paco Montañés.

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

Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

Attempt missed. José Cañas (Espanyol) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Javi López with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Giménez.

Foul by Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

Lucas Vázquez (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt missed. Álex (Espanyol) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fuentes with a cross.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Javi López (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt missed. Paco Montañés (Espanyol) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

Javi López (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Javi López.

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

Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Koke.

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

Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

Foul by Cristian Ansaldi (Atlético de Madrid).

Álex (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Diego Colotto (Espanyol).

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid).

Álex (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 2, Espanyol 0. Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giménez with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Diego Colotto.

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

goal

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