Alaves 1 – Atleti 0- Narrow home win for The glorious one at the Estadio de Mendizorroza

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On Saturday, Atletico Madrid suffer an away defeat to Alaves at the Estadio de Mendizorroza. Alaves were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Espanyol. Atleti were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-1 win against Getafe in their last match. After today’s result, Alaves are in 19th place on the table and has 3 points while Atleti sit in 2nd with 14 points after 7 matches.

Alaves started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to an early goal from Victor Laguardia in the 4th minute to take them into the break 1-0 up. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 1-0.

For Alaves, Joselu, Facundo Pellistri, Tomas Pina, Alberto Rodriguez and Saul Garcia, came on for Mamadou Sylla, Miguel De la Fuente, Toni Moya, Ruben Duarte and Luis Rioja. Atleti brought on Matheus Cunha, Angel Correa, Renan Lodi, Hector Herrera and Sime Vrsaljko, to replace Geoffrey Kondogbia, Kieran Trippier, Yannick Carrasco, Mario Hermoso and Marcos Llorente.

There were bookings for Mamadou Sylla and Mamadou Loum from Alaves. For Atleti, Stefan Savic, Kieran Trippier and Geoffrey Kondogbia saw yellow.

Alaves will next play Athletic Bilbao away, with Atleti facing Barcelona at home.

Technical card:
Alaves: Fernando Pacheco, Ximo Navarro, Victor Laguardia, Matt Miazga, Ruben Duarte (Alberto Rodriguez, min.79), Martin Aguirregabiria, Mamadou Loum, Toni Moya (Tomas Pina, min.79), Luis Rioja (Saul Garcia, min.87), Miguel De la Fuente (Facundo Pellistri, min.61) and Mamadou Sylla (Joselu, min.61)
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier (Angel Correa, min.59), Felipe, Mario Hermoso (Hector Herrera, min.62), Stefan Savic, Yannick Carrasco (Renan Lodi, min.59), Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia (Matheus Cunha, min.59), Marcos Llorente (Sime Vrsaljko, min.74), Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann
Stadium: the Estadio de Mendizorroza
Goals: Victor Laguardia (1-0, min. 4)