Spanish La Liga
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Atletico Madrid 1-0 Malaga

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have won five successive matches in all competitions

Angel Correa's second-half goal ensured Atletico Madrid beat Malaga to keep pace with their La Liga title rivals.

Correa's shot deflected in off Raul Albentosa as Atletico moved above Real Madrid - who had gone top briefly by beating Rayo Vallecano earlier.

Barcelona lead Atletico on head-to-head record after beating Sporting Gijon 6-0.

Atletico manager Diego Simeone was sent off at half-time after an incident in which an extra ball was thrown on to the pitch during a Malaga attack.

It was not clear if Simeone threw the ball himself, but he was held responsible by referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz because it came from the home team's bench.

The Atletico manager - whose side are at home to Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg - is likely to receive a domestic touchline ban for the incident.

His team made heavy work of beating Malaga, with leading scorer Antoine Griezmann steering wide a great first-half chance from eight yards as Fernando Torres had dummied Koke's cross from the left.

The visitors rarely threatened to score, although Atletico keeper Jan Oblak did well to beat away Duje Cop's early shot, and was extended again late in the game to push away a Recio effort from outside the penalty area.

Correa struck five minutes after coming on as a substitute, taking Filipe Luis's pass 20 yards from goal and working space for a right-foot shot that flicked in off Albentosa, who is on loan from Derby County.

Guillermo Ochoa, Malaga's Mexico international goalkeeper, denied Correa a second in the final minutes as Atletico secured a fourth successive league victory.

Opta Jose

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 24Giménez de VargasBooked at 54mins
  • 19Hernández
  • 3Filipe LuísBooked at 82mins
  • 17Saúl
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 6Koke
  • 21CarrascoSubstituted forCorreaat 57'minutes
  • 9TorresBooked at 57mins
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forFernandezat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 12Fernandez
  • 15Savic
  • 16Correa
  • 18Gámez
  • 22Partey
  • 23Vietto

Malaga

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Ochoa
  • 18Rosales
  • 2Albentosa
  • 3Pena de OliveiraBooked at 29mins
  • 23Torres
  • 31FornalsSubstituted forAñor Acostaat 62'minutes
  • 6Camacho
  • 14García del PozoBooked at 90mins
  • 10da Luz HortaSubstituted forCastroat 58'minutes
  • 20CopSubstituted forSanta Cruzat 77'minutes
  • 9Dias de OliveiraBooked at 25mins

Substitutes

  • 5Castro
  • 11Atsu
  • 15Ricca
  • 17Barbosa Valente
  • 24Santa Cruz
  • 27Escandell Banacloche
  • 28Añor Acosta
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
44,396

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamMalaga
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Málaga 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Miguel Torres.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Koke.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Recio (Málaga).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Recio (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roque Santa Cruz.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Juanpi (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Roque Santa Cruz.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Ignacio Camacho.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona352645102297382
2Atl Madrid35264559164382
3Real Madrid352564104327281
4Villarreal34179842311160
5Ath Bilbao341661251411054
6Celta Vigo34159104754-754
7Sevilla341310114742549
8Las Palmas35127164246-443
9Valencia341110134240243
10Malaga351012133132-142
11Eibar35119154654-842
12Real Sociedad34118154246-441
13Real Betis341011133146-1541
14Dep La Coruña35718104357-1439
15Espanyol35107183567-3237
16Rayo Vallecano35811164869-2135
17Granada3489173861-2333
18Sporting Gijón3588193561-2632
19Getafe3487193162-3131
20Levante3477203161-3028
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