Spanish La Liga
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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Saul Niguez and Alvaro Morata send Atletico second

Alvaro Morata celebrates goal
Morata's goal was his first in La Liga since the opening day of the season

Atletico Madrid climbed to second in La Liga, level on points with leaders Barcelona, by beating Athletic Bilbao at Wanda Metropolitano.

Saul Niguez put the hosts ahead after 28 minutes before Alvaro Morata, on loan from Chelsea, converted Angel Correa's cross inside the six-yard box.

The win is Atletico's first for a month in the league after three consecutive draws.

They move from sixth to second, a point clear of third-placed Real Madrid.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have both played a game fewer and do not play this weekend because their El Clasico meeting was postponed.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 23Trippier
  • 18Felipe
  • 22Hermoso
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 6Koke
  • 5Partey
  • 8SaúlBooked at 42mins
  • 11LemarSubstituted forMachín Pérezat 77'minutes
  • 10CorreaBooked at 44minsSubstituted forHerreraat 66'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forDiego Costaat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Adán
  • 4Arias
  • 14Llorente
  • 16Herrera
  • 19Diego Costa
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 32Riquelme

Ath Bilbao

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1SimónBooked at 83mins
  • 21CapaSubstituted forDe Marcosat 79'minutes
  • 3Núñez
  • 4Martínez
  • 17Berchiche Izeta
  • 14García Carrillo
  • 8López
  • 10Muniain
  • 22GarcíaBooked at 72mins
  • 11CórdobaSubstituted forGómezat 56'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forAdurizat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Álvarez
  • 6San José
  • 12Larrazabal
  • 13Herrerín
  • 18De Marcos
  • 19Gómez
  • 20Aduriz
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
59,211

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamAth Bilbao
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Athletic Club 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Athletic Club 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Íñigo Martínez.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Íñigo Martínez.

  8. Post update

    Unai López (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

  10. Post update

    Ibai Gómez (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Héctor Herrera (Atlético de Madrid).

  12. Booking

    Unai Simón (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Unai Simón (Athletic Club).

  14. Post update

    Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Yuri (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Raúl García (Athletic Club).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Athletic Club. Óscar De Marcos replaces Ander Capa.

  20. Post update

    Íñigo Martínez (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 26th October 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona961223101319
2Atl Madrid10541105519
3Real Madrid9531169718
4Villarreal1052324141017
5Granada95221610617
6Real Sociedad95131610616
7Sevilla95131111016
8Real Valladolid10352109114
9Getafe93421412213
10Ath Bilbao1034387113
11Valencia93421313013
12Levante93241011-111
13Osasuna925278-111
14Alavés10325813-511
15Mallorca10316713-610
16Eibar102351015-59
17Celta Vigo9234511-69
18Real Betis92341219-79
19Leganés10127514-95
20Espanyol9126415-115
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