Register Login Scores

LaLiga

Atletico Maintain Title Hunt With Narrow Win

Sapnish LaLiga
 
Result: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leganes
 
Date: 09 March 2019
 
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
 
Atletico Madrid needed a second half penalty from Saul for a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leganes to go six points behind league leaders FC Barcelona.
 
 
Atletico hit the front gear early on, with Antoine Griezmann going close with a shot from a fast-paced attack on seven minutes.
 
A nicely worked build-up move found Nikola Kalinic’s header at the end of the delivery, but Andriy Lunin handled comfortably on 13 minutes.
 
The pressuring act from the home side continued, with Thomas Partey firing blanks right from outside the box on 18 minutes.
 
With an intense opening half, Rodrigo Hernandez found space at the back post and got on the end of a header from Griezmann’s free-kick but failed to beat Lunin to bring the half to a halt.
 
There was a double substitution for Atletico at the resumption, as Andres Solano and Thomas Lemar replaced Saul and Griezmann respectively.
 
Atleti found a chance to go in front when Kenneth Omeruo’s outstretched leg brought down Angel Correa on 50 minutes, with Saul firing off the rebound after seeing the initial effort saved.
 
A well-struck free-kick by Lemar ballooned against the crossbar on 61 minutes, as Atleti closed in on a second.
 
Unable to battle with Atleti’s relentless pressing, Leganes threw on their first substitution with Nabil El Zhar filling Martin Braithwaite’s spot on 71 minutes.
 
Leganes began to throw loads of the ball forward towards fulltime, but Atletico’s experience at seeing out matches of this nature came to the fore to bag the three points.
 
 

1 comments

Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

82 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

6 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

96 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Biggest Stadiums In Africa

12 Oct 18, 2021 12:25 PM in African Football

Royal AM’s MaMkize Stuns With R2.2 Million Exotic BMW Flex

4 Oct 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Show Me The Money

Official: Mourinho Makes Final Decision On Newcastle Job!

2 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Royal Ride - Mpisane’s R5 Million Mega Lambo Flexes

1 Oct 20, 2021 10:00 AM in Show Me The Money

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

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

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad