Spanish La Liga
Alavés0Atl Madrid1

Alaves 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid are the favourites to win the Europa League

Fernando Torres had a penalty saved as Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League semi-final second leg with Arsenal with victory at Alaves.

Torres' 71st-minute attempt was saved by Fernando Pacheco Flores- but seven minutes later Atletico won another penalty, which Kevin Gameiro scored.

Atletico had Angel Correa sent off in injury time for two bookings.

They remain second, eight points behind Barcelona, who will win La Liga if they avoid defeat at Deportivo La Coruna.

Atletico host Arsenal on Thursday after a 1-1 first-leg draw at the Emirates.

Sunday's win followed two draws and a defeat in all competitions.

Atletico are four points above third-placed rivals Real Madrid, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Alavés

  • 13SiveraSubstituted forPachecoat 63'minutes
  • 4Ruano
  • 5LaguardiaBooked at 17mins
  • 6Maripán
  • 26Diéguez
  • 7SobrinoBooked at 45mins
  • 18Pina
  • 22WakasoBooked at 77minsSubstituted forGarcía Sánchezat 79'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 17PedrazaBooked at 20mins
  • 10GuidettiSubstituted forGómezat 72'minutes
  • 24El Haddadi

Substitutes

  • 1Pacheco
  • 11Gómez
  • 15Bojan
  • 16Torres
  • 19García Sánchez
  • 29Demirovic
  • 32Aguirregabiria

Atl Madrid

  • 25Werner
  • 5Partey
  • 15Savic
  • 19HernándezBooked at 34mins
  • 16Vrsaljko
  • 11CorreaBooked at 90mins
  • 14GabiBooked at 68mins
  • 6KokeSubstituted forGodínat 62'minutes
  • 23Machín Pérez
  • 9TorresBooked at 90mins
  • 18Diego CostaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGameiroat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Godín
  • 21Gameiro
  • 29González
  • 30Olabe
  • 37Sané
  • 45Muñoz
  • 53Dos Santos Ferreira
Referee:
David José Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
14,484

Match Stats

Home TeamAlavésAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Alavés 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Full Time

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Munir El Haddadi (Alavés) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ibai Gómez (Alavés) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Manu García.

Booking

Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid).

Tomás Pina (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tomás Pina (Alavés) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rubén Sobrino.

Foul by Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid).

Munir El Haddadi (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabi.

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

Foul by Manu García (Alavés).

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Munir El Haddadi (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ibai Gómez (Alavés) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Munir El Haddadi with a cross.

Attempt saved. Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Correa with a cross.

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

Foul by Alexis Ruano (Alavés).

Attempt missed. Alfonso Pedraza (Alavés) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Munir El Haddadi.

Substitution

Substitution, Alavés. Manu García replaces Mubarak Wakaso.

Goal!

Goal! Alavés 0, Atlético de Madrid 1. Kevin Gameiro (Atlético de Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mubarak Wakaso (Alavés) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Mubarak Wakaso (Alavés) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

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

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Mubarak Wakaso.

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sime Vrsaljko with a headed pass.

Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tomás Pina (Alavés).

Substitution

Substitution, Alavés. Ibai Gómez replaces John Guidetti.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Mubarak Wakaso (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Penalty saved! Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Atlético de Madrid. Vitolo draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mubarak Wakaso (Alavés) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

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

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 29th April 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona34268087216686
2Atl Madrid35229455183775
3Real Madrid34218582374571
4Valencia35207862362667
5Real Betis34175125453156
6Villarreal34166124941854
7Getafe351310124032849
8Sevilla34146144254-1248
9Girona35139134753-648
10Real Sociedad35137156355846
11Celta Vigo35129145451345
12Eibar35128153747-1044
13Alavés35132203448-1441
14Ath Bilbao35913133845-740
15Espanyol35913132941-1240
16Leganés35117172943-1440
17Levante35913133450-1640
18Dep La Coruña35610193469-3528
19Las Palmas3557232370-4722
20Malaga3455242251-2920
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