Spanish La Liga
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Malaga 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Malaga v Atletico Madrid
Atletico took advantage of Barcelona's involvement in the Club World Cup final

Atletico Madrid missed a chance to go top of La Liga after falling to a late winner from Malaga striker Charles.

Diego Simeone's side surrendered a 15-game unbeaten run as the Brazilian fired home an 88th-minute volley.

A draw would have seen Atletico climb above Barcelona to the summit going into the 10-day winter break.

But they had to hold on after losing skipper Gabi Fernandez to two yellows cards in the space of five minutes early in the second half.

In a sometimes bad-tempered encounter, the visitors were up against it from the moment Fernandez was cautioned for a foul, then ordered in the 56th minute after committing a handball near the halfway line.

Charles saw two first-half chances saved by Atletico keeper Jan Oblak in a game short on clear openings.

But the Brazilian had the final say, finding the net with the aid of a deflection off defender Diego Godin for his sixth goal of the season.

Barcelona have a game in hand after being without a domestic fixture due to their involvement in the Club World Cup final against River Plate.

Line-ups

Malaga

  • 1Kameni
  • 18RosalesBooked at 74mins
  • 2AlbentosaBooked at 45mins
  • 3Pena de Oliveira
  • 23TorresSubstituted forSanta Cruzat 79'minutes
  • 11AmrabatSubstituted forAñor Acostaat 90'minutes
  • 14García del Pozo
  • 6Camacho
  • 7Pérez López
  • 20CopSubstituted forBarbosa Valenteat 70'minutes
  • 9Dias de OliveiraBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 13Ochoa
  • 17Barbosa Valente
  • 21Filipenko
  • 24Santa Cruz
  • 28Añor Acosta
  • 31Fornals
  • 39Ontiveros Parra

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe LuisBooked at 20mins
  • 14GabiBooked at 56mins
  • 7Griezmann
  • 6Koke
  • 17Ñíguez
  • 21CarrascoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forParteyat 64'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 23ViettoBooked at 21minsSubstituted forTorresat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 9Torres
  • 10Óliver
  • 15Savic
  • 16Correa
  • 18Gámez
  • 22Partey
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
19,122

Match Stats

Home TeamMalagaAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Málaga 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Full Time

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

Charles (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Juanpi replaces Nordin Amrabat.

Goal!

Goal! Málaga 1, Atlético de Madrid 0. Charles (Málaga) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nordin Amrabat.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Rosales (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Charles (Málaga) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Antoine Griezmann.

Foul by Juan Carlos (Málaga).

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

Booking

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

Ignacio Camacho (Málaga) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Charles (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Giménez (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Roque Santa Cruz replaces Miguel Torres because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Roberto Rosales (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Juan Carlos following a corner.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Saúl Ñíguez.

Raúl Albentosa (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Miguel Torres.

Hand ball by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

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

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Málaga).

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

Attempt missed. Recio (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Juan Carlos.

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

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Duda replaces Duje Cop.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Rosales (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raúl Albentosa.

Nordin Amrabat (Málaga) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Thomas Partey replaces Yannick Carrasco.

Attempt missed. Recio (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Nordin Amrabat (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

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