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Atletico Madrid Drop Points At Home To Girona

Spanish LaLiga Report: Atletico Madrid v Girona 20 January 2018

By SL International - Jan 20, 2018 07:15 PM

Spanish LaLiga 

Result: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Girona

Date: 20 January 2018

Venue: Wanda Metropolitano

Atletico Madrid and Girona shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with goals in either half in the Spanish LaLiga on Saturday.

The hosts created the game’s first shot at goal after Angel Correa combined with Antoine Griezmann after 24 minutes.

Atleti produced another chance with Griezmann, who almost opened the scoring but was denied by solid goalkeeping after the half and hour mark.

The Frenchman though made amends minutes later following an excellent one-two with Diego Costa before volleying into an empty net.

Griezmann and Costa were causing all sorts of problems, and they nearly combined again in order for the game’s second goal, but was rejected by a stern Atleti defence.

On the stroke of half time, Girona threatened to draw level but Porto’s shot was firmly held by Jan Oblak in the Atleti goal.

The visitors tried to get back into the game before the break, but the hosts managed to held on to take a 1-0 lead.

Girona were forced into a change at the resumption of the second stanza, with goalkeeper Yassine Bounou replacing Gorka Iraizoz.

The home side nonetheless continued from where they left off at the start of the second half, but unlike the opening spell, they found it hard to break down the visitors.

Atletico brought on Kevin Gamero in an effort to seal off the game, but his intention to ensure a second was refuted by substitute goalkeeper Iraizoz.

The Catalan club drew level against the run of play, through Porto who sneaked behind the Atletico defence to slot in the bottom corner past Oblak in the 73rd minute.

The result takes Girona up to eighth spot, as they left the home side frustrated who dropped two valuable points in the hunt for the top-four.


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Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Jan 21, 2018 02:41 PM
Editor akasazi isixhosa uthi yiprofanity hahahaha
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Golden Boots Jan 21, 2018 10:12 AM
And wena editor, we need real news here. Umtiti is back with the first team and is named in the squad traveling to Betis. Coutinho also began training with the first team. Wake up and do your job, hahaha!
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Golden Boots Jan 21, 2018 10:06 AM
@Evergreenmessi LOL, yeah Girona is with us unlike Espanyol who always donate points to these cows from Madrid!
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Evergreenmessi Jan 21, 2018 07:43 AM
@Golden Boots Girona is cleaning streets in Barcelona for our celebrations they are also welcome to the coming celebration of our prestige in May mthande umelwane njengba uzithanda
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kg_4_khosi Jan 21, 2018 05:31 AM
Dankie girona Valencia is not a threat
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Ntuthuko5110 Jan 20, 2018 08:02 PM
LA liga is over
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Golden Boots Jan 20, 2018 07:56 PM
Girona is from Barcelona!
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Evergreenmessi Jan 20, 2018 07:34 PM
Ya Laliga is for us to lose

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