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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Espanyol 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Giménez.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 19th October 2014

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