Atletico Madrid edge past Athletic Bilbao with Griezmann strike
Atletico Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao with one goal on Saturday to move into third place in LaLiga.
Diego Simeone's side beatAthletic Bilbao
thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s goal on Saturday in La Liga. It was Griezmann's 100th league goal forAtletico.
Morata scored for Atletico in the 9th minute from Molina’s long ball but it was ruled out by VAR for a foul on Bilbao’s player.
Atletico scored at the start of the second half through Griezmann. He received a pass from Alvaro Morata and sent a low first-time shot past goalkeeper Unai Simon in the 47th minute. Simeone was forced to replace Oblate after he got injured in the 67th minute.
Bilbao had a good chance to equalize in the 84th minute after De Marcos picked out Garcia at the far post. He nods it across the six-yard box, looking for Vesga who would have a tap-in but the Atletico goalkeeper tipped it away from him.
Bilbao was awarded a penalty after the ball hit Reinildo in the 88th minute but the referee after a look at the replays changed his mind and the penalty was overturned.
Atletico is in third place in the table with 19 points after nine games. Bilbao slipped to fourth place with 17 points. Barcelona and Real Madrid who both have 22 points will face each other in the
at the Bernabeu on Sunday.
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