Register Login Scores

International

Vallecano Beat Lacklustre Atleti

Alhassane Bangoura and Leo Baptistao guided Rayo Vallecano to a 2-1 win over local rivals Atletico Madrid on Sunday night.

Atletico, who are up in second place on the league table, were not near their best on the night and only managed a late consolation goal through Radamel Falcao in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Vallecano took advantage of Atletico's inability to defend crosses into the area from the start and just three minutes in they opened the scoring when Piti's cross was not dealt with and Bangoura tapped in from inside the six-yard area.

Thibaut Courtois then had to make a good save to deny Alejandro Dominguez's strike but the hosts would get their second just after the half-hour mark.

Baptistao beat Cata Diaz to the ball and turned it in at the near post as Atletico struggled to make an impact.

Simeone replaced Adrian Lopez with Arda Turan at the break and the visitors created their first decent chance of the second period when Falcao was picked out in the middle but his header failed to trouble the goalkeeper.

Martinez Ruben then had to make a good save to deny Filipe Luis while Turan went close with a strike that fizzed past the post.

Atletico would get a goal late on when Falcao finished from close range with the last kick of the game but it was too little too late.

4 comments

Top 5

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

8 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Chiefs’ CAF Itinerary After Swallows Shock  

39 Nov 26, 2020 10:51 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

15 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Gould Signs With PSL Newbies

24 Nov 26, 2020 09:45 AM in Siyagobhoza

Rest In Peace Anele Ngcongca!

163 Nov 23, 2020 09:42 AM in PSL

Insider Lifts Lid On Chiefs' Dax Drama

88 Nov 24, 2020 02:48 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nurkovic Dazzles As He Shows Off Model SA Bae

14 Nov 23, 2020 04:28 PM in Footballers & Chill

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

15 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Ngcongca's Heartfelt Moments With The World's Best Players

1 Nov 23, 2020 12:05 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Agent: I’m Not Surprised By What He Did Against Chiefs

17 Nov 26, 2020 01:33 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Memela: Why I Left Pirates…

21 Nov 26, 2020 01:15 PM in Orlando Pirates