Spanish La Liga
Espanyol1Atl Madrid0

Espanyol 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia's winner was only the eighth league goal Atletico Madrid have conceded in La Liga this season

Atletico Madrid were beaten for the first time in La Liga this season as Diego Simeone's side missed the chance to close in on leaders Barcelona.

Barcelona face bitter rivals Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season at midday on Saturday.

But Atleti failed to put the pressure on with a shock defeat to Espanyol, who move to 14th after Sergio Garcia swept home the only goal.

Centre-back Diego Godin headed in for Atleti but saw his effort ruled out.

Defeat - Atleti's first away from home in the league for a year - means that Barcelona and Manchester City are the only unbeaten sides in Europe's top five leagues.

Line-ups

Espanyol

  • 1LópezBooked at 90mins
  • 16López RodríguezBooked at 82mins
  • 6Duarte
  • 22Hermoso
  • 3Martín
  • 25DarderSubstituted forGraneroat 86'minutes
  • 18Fuego Martínez
  • 15López Silva
  • 11BaptistaoSubstituted forPiattiat 72'minutes
  • 7Moreno
  • 9García

Substitutes

  • 2Navarro
  • 5Gomes Pereira
  • 13López Rodríguez
  • 14Melendo
  • 19Piatti
  • 21Roca
  • 23Granero

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 16VrsaljkoBooked at 89mins
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 5ParteySubstituted forCorreaat 63'minutes
  • 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 83minsSubstituted forFernándezat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8SaúlBooked at 51mins
  • 6KokeBooked at 73mins
  • 9TorresSubstituted forGameiroat 70'minutes
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá
  • 10Carrasco
  • 11Correa
  • 12Fernández
  • 19Hernández
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 21Gameiro
Referee:
Mario Melero López
Attendance:
19,023

Match Stats

Home TeamEspanyolAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Espanyol 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Gerard Moreno (Espanyol).

Booking

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

Foul by Augusto Fernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Pablo Piatti (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Pau López (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Óscar Duarte (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Espanyol 1, Atlético de Madrid 0. Sergio García (Espanyol) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Esteban Granero.

Substitution

Substitution, Espanyol. Esteban Granero replaces Sergi Darder.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Augusto Fernández replaces Gabi.

Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sime Vrsaljko with a cross.

Booking

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

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Sergio García (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Javi López (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Javi López (Espanyol).

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Gerard Moreno (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gerard Moreno (Espanyol) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Javi López (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Javi Fuego (Espanyol).

Attempt saved. Kevin Gameiro (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.

Attempt missed. Sergio García (Espanyol) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

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

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Pablo Piatti (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Pablo Piatti (Espanyol).

Substitution

Substitution, Espanyol. Pablo Piatti replaces Leo Baptistao.

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

Foul by David López (Espanyol).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 22nd December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona1613304273542
2Atl Madrid1710612581736
3Valencia16104236162034
4Real Madrid1594230111931
5Sevilla179262022-229
6Villarreal167362320324
7Eibar177372229-724
8Getafe176562216623
9Real Sociedad176563129223
10Girona176562126-523
11Ath Bilbao175661819-121
12Leganés166371214-221
13Real Betis176382531-621
14Espanyol175571421-720
15Celta Vigo165382724318
16Levante173951522-718
17Alavés1750121325-1215
18Dep La Coruña164391831-1315
19Malaga1732121331-1811
20Las Palmas1732121338-2511
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