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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
  • 11N AmrabatSubstituted 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
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe LuísBooked at 20mins
  • 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 56mins
  • 7Griezmann
  • 6Koke
  • 17Saúl
  • 21CarrascoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forParteyat 64'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 23ViettoBooked at 21minsSubstituted forTorresat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 9Torres
  • 10Torres Muñoz
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Málaga 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Málaga. Juanpi replaces Nordin Amrabat.

  6. 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.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Antoine Griezmann.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Juan Carlos (Málaga).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Giménez (Atlético de Madrid).

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Saúl Ñíguez.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th December 2015

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