Espanyol 1 – Atleti 2: Los Colchoneros ease past Budgerigars at Rcde Stadium

Espanyol vs. Atletico Madrid

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Espanyol on Sunday lost to Atletico Madrid on a home defeat at Rcde Stadium. Espanyol were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Mallorca. Atleti, on the other hand, had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Villarreal. As the table looks today, Espanyol and Atleti are 16th, (2 points) and 1st, (10 points), in the league respectively, after 4 matches.

Espanyol started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Raul De Tomas giving Budgerigars the lead just before half-time

Los Colchoneros continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Yannick Carrasco finding the net at the 79 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Thomas Lemar made it 2-1 just before the final whistle with a final score of 2-1.

For Espanyol, Lluis Recasens, Keidi Bare, Loren Moron, Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo and Nany Dimata, came on for Fernando Calero, Oscar Melendo, Manu Morlanes, Aleix Vidal and Raul De Tomas. Atleti brought on Geoffrey Kondogbia, Thomas Lemar, Renan Lodi, Joao Felix and Matheus Cunha, to replace Mario Hermoso, Kieran Trippier, Angel Correa, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez.

There were bookings for Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo from Espanyol. For Atleti, Mario Hermoso, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Yannick Carrasco and Joao Felix saw yellow.

Espanyol will play their next fixture away against Real Betis, while Atleti will face Athletic Bilbao at home.

Technical card:
Espanyol: Diego Lopez, Oscar Regano, Leandro Cabrera, Fernando Calero (Lluis Recasens, min.46), Adria Pedrosa, Aleix Vidal (Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo, min.75), Manu Morlanes (Loren Moron, min.58), Sergi Darder, Oscar Melendo (Keidi Bare, min.58), Adri Embarba and Raul De Tomas (Nany Dimata, min.83)
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Felipe, Mario Hermoso (Geoffrey Kondogbia, min.46), Stefan Savic, Kieran Trippier (Thomas Lemar, min.46), Koke, Marcos Llorente, Angel Correa (Renan Lodi, min.46), Yannick Carrasco, Luis Suarez (Matheus Cunha, min.71) and Antoine Griezmann (Joao Felix, min.59)
Stadium: Rcde Stadium
Goals: Raul De Tomas (1-0, min. 40), Yannick Carrasco (1-1, min. 79) and Thomas Lemar (1-2, min. 90)


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