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Elche take the points and enjoy a home win against Atlético Madrid

Technical card:
Atlético Madrid: Edgar Badia, Antonio Barragan, John Nwankwo Donald, Gonzalo Verdu, Josema, Josan, Raul Guti, Ivan Marcone, Fidel, Tete Morente and Lucas Boye
Elche: Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso, Renan Lodi, Thomas Lemar, Marcos Llorente, Koke, Yannick Carrasco, Joao Felix and Luis Suarez
Stadium: the Wanda Metropolitano
Goals: Luis Suarez (1-0, min. 41), Luis Suarez (2-0, min. 58), Lucas Boye (2-1, min. 64) and Diego Costa (3-1, min. 80)

Atlético enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Elche at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Atlético Madrid were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games in the league. The most recent was against the Alavés away (2-1), the other to Getafe at home (1-0). Elche lost 3-1 in the last match they played against Getafe. As things stand, Atlético Madrid are in 1st place, with 41 points from 14 matches, while Elche sit in 18th, with 16 points from 14.

Atlético Madrid started the first half well, following Luis Suarez opening the scoring just before half-time

Atlético Madrid continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to another goal from Luis Suarez, scoring his second goal, 58 minutes in. However, Elche pull-back, 64 minutes in, with a goal from Lucas Boye. Atlético Madrid increased their lead thanks to a goal from Diego Costa in minute 80 to establish the 3-1, and the game ended 3-1.

For Atlético Madrid Angel Correa, Saul Niguez, Diego Costa, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Felipe came on for Thomas Lemar, Yannick Carrasco, Joao Felix, Luis Suarez and Koke, while Elche replaced Juan Sanchez Mino, Emiliano Rigoni and Nino with John Nwankwo Donald, Josan and Raul Guti.

There were bookings for Mario Hermoso from Atlético and Gonzalo Verdu and Ivan Marcone for Elche.

Atlético Madrid will next play Athletic Bilbao at home, with Elche facing Real Valladolid away.

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