Atletico Squeeze Past Bilbao
Spanish La Liga Report: Athletic Bilbao v Atletico Madrid 20 September 2017
Spanish La Liga
Result: Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Date: 20 September 2017
Venue: San Mamés
Goals from Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco helped Atletico Madrid claim a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday evening.
The game got off to a quiet start with both sides looking to settle as chances were hard to come by in the opening 20 minutes.
Atletico went agonisingly close to taking the lead on 35 minutes as Nicolas Gaitan rattled the upright from close range.
Bilbao were then awarded a penalty four minutes later when Raul Garcia was brought down. However, Jan Oblak went the right way and saved Aduriz's spot-kick.
Atletico though they had the ball in the back of the net just before the break, but Antoine Griezmann's effort was flagged offside.
The visitors eventually broke the deadlock as Angel Correa turned home Koke's inch-perfect cross.
Diego Simeone's charges then doubled their lead in the 73rd minute when Yannick Carrasco latched onto a pass from Griezmann.
Bilbao did pull a goal back in the stoppage time as former Atletico star Garcia volleyed home from close range., 1-2.
Nevertheless, the score remained 2-1 to Los Rojiblancos at the full-time whistle.