After the defeat against Getafe in the last round, Atlético Madrid was on the verge of losing points again but beat Espanyol, 2-1, with great suffering in the mix after a very controversial penalty kick, in a match of the 32nd round of the Spanish League. Lega.
João Félix started an attack mattresses But he was replaced in the first half by Antoine Griezmann. It was already in the second half, in the 52nd minute, Diego Simeone’s team advanced with a goal from Belgian Yannick Ferreira Carrasco after a crucial pass to Matthews Cunha.
From 72 minutes, Real Madrid’s players were reduced to 10, as Geoffrey Kondogbia saw his second yellow card and was sent off. After the move, former Benfica striker Raul de Tomas scored the free kick and FIFA’s Liann Oblak took advantage of the tie. It was the 15th goal in the RDT Championship, with the Spanish international placing himself second on the top trader list.
There will be a major controversy reserved for the last seconds: An alleged handball penalty by Raul de Tomas was directed by the referee after seeing photos of VAR and Ferreira-Carrasco, at 90+10, drove Wanda Metropolitano crazy.
Facing Betis’ draw on the day, Atlético Madrid are more comfortable in fourth place, now with 60 points and three points ahead of Sevilla. Espanyol is 11th with 39 points.
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