Cádiz fail to stop visitors as Atlético Madrid seal a 4-2 victory

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Technical card:
Cádiz: Jeremias Ledesma, Isaac Carcelen (Garrido, min.54), Marcos Mauro, Juan Cala (Filip Malbasic, min.87), Jairo Izquierdo (Augusto Fernandez, min.87), Salvi Sanchez, Fali, Jens Jonsson, Alberto Perea, Anthony Lozano (Ivan Saponjic, min.66) and Alvaro Negredo
Atlético Madrid: Jose Gimenez, Jan Oblak, Lucas Torreira (Sime Vrsaljko, min.46), Stefan Savic, Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Thomas Lemar (Renan Lodi, min.60), Luis Suarez (Hector Herrera, min.84), Saul Niguez (Geoffrey Kondogbia, min.83), Joao Felix (Angel Correa, min.60) and Koke
Stadium: Estadio Ramon de Carranza
Goals: Luis Suarez (0-1, min. 28), Alvaro Negredo (1-1, min. 35), Saul Niguez (1-2, min. 44), Luis Suarez (1-3, min. 50), Alvaro Negredo (2-3, min. 71) and Koke (2-4, min. 88)

Atlético defeat Cádiz 4-2 on Sunday at Estadio Ramon de Carranza. Cádiz were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 3-0 to Sevilla while Atlético Madrid were coming from consecutive wins against Valencia and Eibar. After today’s result, Cádiz are in 13th place on the table and has 24 points while Atlético Madrid sit in 1st with 47 points after 21 matches.

Atlético Madrid started strongly in the first half, following a goal from Luis Suarez, 28 minutes in. However, their lead was short lived with equalizer from a goal from Alvaro Negredo, 35 minutes in brought Cádiz level. However, Atlético Madrid just before half-time found the back of the net via a Saul Niguez goal, thereby seeing the first half to a 2-1.

The second half started favourably for Atlético Madrid, beginning with early penalty goal from Luis Suarez, scoring his second goal in the 50th minute. However, Cádiz hit back, 71 minutes in, with another goal from Alvaro Negredo, scoring his second goal. Atlético Madrid extended the margin thanks to a goal from Koke in the 88th minute just before the final whistle to establish the 4-2. The game ended with a 4-2 victory for Atlético Madrid.

For Cádiz, Garrido, Ivan Saponjic, Augusto Fernandez and Filip Malbasic came on for Lucas Torreira, Joao Felix, Thomas Lemar, Saul Niguez and Luis Suarez, while Atlético brought on Sime Vrsaljko, Angel Correa, Renan Lodi, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Hector Herrera to replace Lucas Torreira, Joao Felix, Thomas Lemar, Saul Niguez and Luis Suarez.

There were bookings for Jairo Izquierdo from Cádiz and Lucas Torreira, Joao Felix, Sime Vrsaljko, Koke and Geoffrey Kondogbia for Atlético.

Cádiz will next play Real Sociedad away, with Atlético Madrid facing Celta at home.


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