Visitors leave with nothing, as Atlético Madrid secure 3-1 home win against Valencia

Travelling Valencia face defeat at the hands of Atlético Madrid on Sunday
Technical card:
Atlético Madrid: Jose Gimenez, Koke, Joao Felix (Angel Correa, min.62), Luis Suarez, Thomas Lemar (Lucas Torreira, min.85), Jan Oblak, Marcos Llorente (Geoffrey Kondogbia, min.75), Stefan Savic, Yannick Carrasco, Mario Hermoso and Sime Vrsaljko (Renan Lodi, min.46)
Valencia: Jaume Domenech, Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Mouctar Diakhaby (Hugo Guillamon, min.47), Jose Luis Gaya, Yunus Musah (Jason, min.80), Carlos Soler, Uros Racic (Koba Koindredi, min.79), Denis Cheryshev (Goncalo Guedes, min.58), Manu Vallejo (Kevin Gameiro, min.79) and Maxi Gomez
Stadium: the Wanda Metropolitano
Goals: Uros Racic (0-1, min. 11), Joao Felix (1-1, min. 23), Luis Suarez (2-1, min. 54) and Angel Correa (3-1, min. 72)

Atlético eased past Valencia in a 3-1 victory on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. 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 against Eibar away and Sevilla at home, by 2-1 and 2-0 respectively. Valencia, on the other hand, were unable to beat Osasuna in a 1-1 draw. At the moment, Atlético Madrid are in 1st place on the table and has 47 points while Valencia sit in 14th with 20 points after 20 matches.

Valencia started strongly in the first half, following a goal from Uros Racic in the 11th minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Joao Felix in the 23rd minute brought Atlético Madrid level, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.

Atlético Madrid staged a comeback in the second half, beginning with a goal from Luis Suarez in minute 54. Later, Atlético Madrid took the lead with a goal form a goal from Angel Correa in the 72nd minute. The game ended with a 3-1 victory for Atlético Madrid.

For Atlético Madrid Renan Lodi, Angel Correa, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Lucas Torreira came on for Sime Vrsaljko, Joao Felix, Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar, while Valencia replaced Hugo Guillamon, Goncalo Guedes, Kevin Gameiro, Koba Koindredi and Jason with Mouctar Diakhaby, Denis Cheryshev, Manu Vallejo, Uros Racic and Yunus Musah.

The referee booked Sime Vrsaljko and Stefan Savic for Atlético Madrid.

Atlético Madrid will next play Cádiz away, with Valencia facing Elche at home.

 

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