Previous
Osasuna
Barcelona
0
3
FT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
5
0
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Stoke City
3
1
FT
Game Details
Leicester City
Manchester City
3
0
LIVE 57'
Game Details
Real Madrid
Deportivo La Coruña
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Toronto FC
Seattle Sounders FC
1:00 AM UTC Dec 11, 2016
Game Details
Next
Real SociedadReal Sociedad
ValenciaValencia
3
2
FT
Game Details
OsasunaOsasuna
BarcelonaBarcelona
0
3
FT
Game Details
MálagaMálaga
GranadaGranada
1
1
FT
Game Details
Real MadridReal Madrid
Deportivo La CoruñaDeportivo La Coruña
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details

Two late goals carry Atletico Madrid to victory at Rayo Vallecano

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
0
2
FT
Game Details
Antoine Griezmann secured three points for Atletico Madrid against Rayo on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid left it late but eventually saw off local rivals Rayo Vallecano 2-0 thanks to goals by Angel Correa and Antoine Griezmann.

The visitors dominated the first half but were pegged back by Paco Jemez's side after the break, only for substitute Correa to break the deadlock after 88 minutes and then an otherwise quiet Griezmann struck 90 seconds later to kill off the hosts.

This was an extra vital win for Atleti coming as it did after their shock defeat at Malaga before the Christmas break, and it temporarily takes them three points clear at top of the Primera Division before Barcelona's game with Real Betis, while Rayo remain 18th.

Diego Simeone's side could have gone into the dressing room at half-time three goals up, with Yannick Ferreira Carrasco and Fernando Torres denied by saves from Yoel Rodriguez, while former Rayo loanee Saul Niguez was inches away from scoring against his old side, just shooting the wrong side of the far post.

Rayo came back into the game after the re-start and had Atleti against the ropes, but Javi Guerra and Lass Bangoura failed to do more with their shooting opportunities.

Instead it was Correa who took advantage. Atleti slowly worked the ball forward from defence with a series of short passes and fellow substitute Thomas Partey played a one-two with Saul before slipping the ball into the path of Correa, who smashed into the near corner.

Rayo lost possession quickly following the re-start and Atleti broke quickly, Jackson Martinez releasing Griezmann, and the Frenchman calmly chipped the ball over the body of Yoel, condemning Rayo to a fifth straight league defeat.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.