Objectives from Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo Riquelme earned Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win over Osasuna in a bad-tempered LaLiga encounter which ended with each groups diminished to 10 males on Thursday.
Atletico, who’ve a recreation in hand, moved as much as fifth place within the LaLiga standings on 13 factors, six behind shock leaders Girona.
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Roared on by their followers at a sold-out El Sadar Stadium, Osasuna began nicely and nearly scored with a strike from the sting of the field by Lucas Torró that flew simply huge.
Nevertheless, Atletico hit again within the very subsequent play with Griezmann, who was fast to react to a rebound after Osasuna goalkeeper Aitor Fernández failed to carry on to Samuel Lino’s cross. Griezmann rifled a close-range strike into the online.
Osasuna remained the dominant aspect and nearly scored within the thirty seventh minute, when left winger Johan Mojica dibbled previous two defenders earlier than unleashing a bullet strike off the close to put up.
The hosts created a number of probabilities, with Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak making a superb save to disclaim a point-blank strike from Torro within the 66th minute.
Tensions boiled over after Osasuna supervisor Jagoba Arrasate was proven a purple card for arguing with the referee when David Garcia’s objective was dominated out within the seventy fifth minute.
Atletico scored from a fast counter-attack led by fullback Samuel Lino.
The Brazilian performed an outstanding move by way of to substitute Riquelme, who beat onrushing goalkeeper Fernandez and slotted into an empty web.
4 minutes later, Atletico’s Álvaro Morata and Osasuna’s Chimy Ávila have been additionally despatched off following a conflict.
“Each time we play here’s a advanced scenario. It looks like the sport won’t ever finish,” Atletico supervisor Diego Simeone instructed DAZN.
“We ended profitable extra comfortably than we in all probability ought to because of a counter-attack, however I do not suppose the rating displays what actually occurred.
“It was an essential and difficult win and we’d like some relaxation.”
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