Register Login Scores

International

Atletico Beat Villarreal To Remain Top

A solitary goal from Raul Garcia was enough for Atletico Madrid to clinch a valuable victory over Villarreal at the Vincente Calderon on Saturday afternoon.

Atletico Madrid remain top of the log, four points ahead of Barcelona and six above Real Madrid, who are both in action later in the evening.

Right in the fourth minute, Atletico's Diego got a through ball from Koke in the centre of the box. However, his right footed shot went a bit high.

In the 11th minute Bruno hit a left footed shot from outside the box that went too high from a direct freekick.

In the 14th minute, Raul Garcia reacted the quickest to rise the highest and head home a cross from a close range that found the top right corner, for the opener. 1-0.

Cani slipped a pass to Mario in the 18th minute. Mario hit a right footed shot from just outside the box that was saved by Thibaut Courtois in the centre of the goal.

In the 34th minute, David Villa met Filipe Luis' cross with a header in the centre of the box, but his attempt missed the target by few inches to the right.

Bojan Jokic hit a left footed shot in the 41st minute from outside the box that was blocked by the Madrid defense wall.

Mario hit a right footed shot in the 49th minute from outside the box that went high and wide to the right.

In the 52nd minute, Luis turned provider again with a pass that put Villa on the left side of the box. Villa hit a right footed shot that was saved by Sergio Asenjo in the centre of the goal.

Two minutes later, Manu Trigueros released a through ball to Jeremy Perbet. However, Perbet was caught offside.

In the 68th minute, Trigueros and Perbet combined again, but this time the offside flag didn't halt their move. Perbet a hit right footed shot from the left side of the box that went a bit high, after an assist from Perbet.

Raul Garcia hit a right footed shot in the 74th minute from outside the box that was saved by Asenjo in the bottom right corner.

And in the end Raul Garcia's solitary goal was enough for Atletico to get all three points

58 comments

Top 5

Rakhale To Sign For Gauteng Club In Next Move?

21 Jul 30, 2020 08:48 AM in PSL

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

22 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Khune’s Message To The Chiefs Supporters

27 Jul 30, 2020 08:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

7 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Official: Xulu Signs In Europe

39 Jul 29, 2020 10:55 AM in PSL

Yeye Picks Himself In Best Chiefs Team Of His Era

22 Aug 01, 2020 02:34 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Linked With €260m Move

9 Aug 02, 2020 07:55 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Report: Juventus Beat Man Utd To EPL Star

4 Aug 02, 2020 11:31 AM in Serie A

Chiefs Snubbed As Shabba Opens Fresh Talks…

10 Jul 30, 2020 02:32 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breakthrough For Chiefs’ Latest Deal…

22 Jul 30, 2020 11:23 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Confirmed: TTM Taken To FIFA Again!

11 Jul 29, 2020 11:31 PM in PSL

10 Footballers Who Lied About Their Age

52 May 10, 2020 07:16 PM in International

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breakthrough For Chiefs’ Latest Deal…

22 Jul 30, 2020 11:23 AM in Kaizer Chiefs