Atletico Madrid defeat Elche 1-0 on Sunday at Wanda Metropolitano. Atleti were looking to continue their run, following a 2-1 victory against Celta Vigo. Elche, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As the table looks today, Atleti and Elche are 6th, (3 points) and 16th, (1 point), in the table respectively, after 2 matches.
Atleti started strongly in the first half, with Angel Correa giving Los Colchoneros the lead at the 39 minute mark, seeing out the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.
For Atleti, Luis Suarez, Kieran Trippier and Renan Lodi, came on for Thomas Lemar, Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Correa. Elche replaced Dario Benedetto, Guido Carrillo, Tete Morente, Josan and Diego Gonzalez with Pere Milla, Lucas Boye, Ivan Marcone, Johan Mojica and Pedro Bigas.
There were bookings for Luis Suarez and Geoffrey Kondogbia from Atleti, and Gonzalo Verdu and Dario Benedetto, for Elche.
|Atletico Madrid:||Jan Oblak, Marcos Llorente, Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Saul Niguez, Koke, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Rodrigo De Paul (Kieran Trippier, min.62), Thomas Lemar (Luis Suarez, min.62), Angel Correa (Renan Lodi, min.85) and Yannick Carrasco|
|Elche:||Kiko Casilla, Helibelton Palacios, Enzo Roco, Pedro Bigas (Diego Gonzalez, min.90), Gonzalo Verdu, Johan Mojica (Josan, min.86), Ivan Marcone (Tete Morente, min.83), Raúl Guti, Fidel, Lucas Boye (Guido Carrillo, min.83) and Pere Milla (Dario Benedetto, min.63)|
|Goals:||Angel Correa (1-0, min. 39)|