Spanish La Liga
Atl MadridAtlético Madrid0VillarrealVillarreal1
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
  • 20Torres BelénBooked at 44mins
  • 23Miranda
  • 2Godín
  • 3Siqueira
  • 10TuranBooked at 28minsSubstituted forSuárezat 76'minutes
  • 14Fernández ArenasSubstituted forCerciat 70'minutes
  • 5Cardoso Mendes
  • 6KokeBooked at 88mins
  • 8Garcia EscuderoSubstituted forGriezmannat 63'minutes
  • 9MandzukicBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

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

Villarreal

  • 1Asenjo
  • 2Perez Martinez
  • 20Gabriel
  • 15Ruiz
  • 18Costa Jordá
  • 6J dos 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Villarreal 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Jaume Costa.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Bruno (Villarreal).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Villarreal. Antonio Rukavina replaces Luciano Vietto.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Moi Gómez (Villarreal).

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

  18. Post update

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

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

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