Register Login Scores

Spanish La Liga

Atletico Breeze Past Espanyol

Spanish La Liga 

Result: Espanyol 1-3Atletico Madrid

Date: 09 April 2016

Venue:  Estadi Cornellà-El Prat

Goals from Fernando Torres, Koke and Antoine Griezmann handed Atletico Madrid a 3-1 win over Espanyol.

After a slow start to the game, Atletico nearly opened the scoring in the 18th minute, as Fernando Torres struck the crossbar from close range.

The home side then hit the woodwork two minutes later, as Sergio Asensio's cross evaded everyone and sailed onto the crossbar, before Atletico managed to clear.

Espanyol then took the lead in the 29th minute as Papa Diop rose well to power home a header into the bottom corner. His second goal in as many games.

However the hosts' joy was short-lived, as Koke found Torres, who slotted home from close range in the 35th minute, 1-1.

Diego Simeone opted to make a double change just before the hour-mark, as he introduced Angel Correa and Thomas Party.

Atletico restored their lead in the 58th minute, as Griezmann slotted home from close range, after being picked out by Koke.

The home side continued to push for an equaliser and also introduced Jorge Franco Alviz, while Simeone responded by bringing in Saul Niguez.

However, Koke then got his name on the score-sheet in the 89th minute, as Torres turned to provider to pick out the Spanish midfielder, who headed home.

The win keeps Atletico's title hopes alive, and keeps the pressure on Barcelona, who suffered defeat Real Madrid last weekend.
 

Lucas Double Leads PSG To Victory

Villa On The Brink Of Relegation

Swansea Sink Stuttering Chelsea

38 comments

Top 5

Ex-Chiefs Players Turned Coaches

15 Feb 25, 2021 07:15 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Active Footballers Who Have Degrees

5 Feb 19, 2021 08:31 PM in World News

6 Iconic Downs Captains Over The Years

49 Feb 25, 2021 08:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

74 Jan 26, 2021 07:17 PM in World News

Chiefs & Pirates Keepers Snubbed By Former Bafana Shot-Stopper

9 Feb 25, 2021 02:57 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Benni Vs Nldovu – The Multi-Million Rand Car Garage Battle

5 Feb 22, 2021 02:26 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Ronaldo Drops R3k Nike Air Force 1 Range

7 Feb 22, 2021 11:40 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Gallery: Shocking State Of SA's Iconic Stadiums

26 Feb 23, 2021 12:00 PM in PSL

Baxter: Why I Am Back In SA

109 Feb 22, 2021 11:56 AM in PSL

10 Players Who Came From Rich Families

Feb 23, 2021 07:25 PM in World News

Chiefs Confirm Special Flight, Release Travelling Squad

172 Feb 25, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Exciting Coaching Gig Loading For Marlin... 

Feb 25, 2021 05:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter: He Is An Ambassador For SA

20 Feb 25, 2021 11:03 AM in PSL