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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Granada CF

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres has scored seven goals in his last 12 appearances in all competitions

Atletico Madrid moved level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona thanks to a comfortable win over Granada.

Koke drove in the opening goal from 12 yards after Fernando Torres' shot had been blocked.

Former Blackburn Rovers forward Ruben Rochina hit the post for Granada before half-time, but Torres then ran on to Koke's pass to double Atletico's lead.

Substitute Angel Correa sprinted on to Saul's flick to slot in a late third for Diego Simeone's side.

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres' goalscoring run suggests he is returning to the form he showed at his peak with Liverpool

Atletico moved on to 76 points alongside Barcelona, who lost 2-1 at home to Valencia later on Sunday; Granada remain one point above the relegation zone.

Simeone's team secured a first clean sheet in four La Liga matches, meaning they remain on course to beat the all-time competition record for the fewest goals conceded in a season.

Atletico have let in 16 league goals this season; the record low is 18, achieved by Deportivo La Coruna in 1993-94.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 19Hernández
  • 6KokeSubstituted forTorres Muñozat 75'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 50mins
  • 17Saúl
  • 21CarrascoSubstituted forFernandezat 55'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forCorreaat 63'minutes
  • 9Torres

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 10Torres Muñoz
  • 12Fernandez
  • 16Correa
  • 18Gámez
  • 22Partey
  • 23Vietto

Granada

  • 13Fernández
  • 18Almeida Costa LopesSubstituted forFoulquierat 45'minutesSubstituted forRico Castroat 71'minutes
  • 6Babin
  • 24Moreira da Costa
  • 3BiraghiBooked at 46mins
  • 20Pérez del Mármol
  • 21KrhinSubstituted forBarral Torresat 63'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 16DoucouréBooked at 28mins
  • 23Rochina NaixesBooked at 74mins
  • 27PeñarandaBooked at 38mins
  • 19Cuenca López

Substitutes

  • 2Rodríguez Lombán
  • 4Rico Castro
  • 7Ibáñez Castro
  • 15Barral Torres
  • 17Méndez Ortega
  • 22Foulquier
  • 25Fernández Collado
Referee:
Eduardo Prieto Iglesias
Attendance:
47,656

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamGranada
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Granada CF 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Granada CF 0.

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

Foul by Abdoulaye Doucouré (Granada CF).

Attempt missed. Jean-Sylvain Babin (Granada CF) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rubén Rochina following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fran Rico.

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Foul by Óliver Torres (Atlético de Madrid).

Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Óliver Torres (Atlético de Madrid).

Adalberto Peñaranda (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Granada CF 0. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez with a through ball.

Attempt missed. David Barral (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fran Rico with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

Foul by Augusto Fernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Adalberto Peñaranda (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

David Barral (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Abdoulaye Doucouré (Granada CF).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Óliver Torres replaces Koke.

Booking

Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rubén Rochina (Granada CF).

Booking

David Barral (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

David Barral (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Fran Rico (Granada CF).

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Fran Rico replaces Dimitri Foulquier because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David Barral (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rubén Rochina with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid).

David Barral (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. David Barral replaces Rene Krhin.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th April 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona33244588295976
2Atl Madrid33244557164176
3Real Madrid33236498306875
4Villarreal33179742281460
5Ath Bilbao331661151401154
6Celta Vigo33158104653-753
7Sevilla331310104640649
8Malaga331011123030041
9Eibar33118144549-441
10Real Sociedad33118144144-341
11Las Palmas33117153845-740
12Valencia331010133840-240
13Dep La Coruña3371794248-638
14Real Betis33911133046-1638
15Espanyol33106173462-2836
16Rayo Vallecano33810154565-2034
17Granada3379173360-2730
18Sporting Gijón3378183354-2129
19Levante3377193056-2628
20Getafe3377192961-3228
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