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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Huesca: Diego Simeone's side return to top

Angel Correa scores for Atletico Madrid against Huesca
Four of Atletico Madrid's remaining six games are away from home

Atletico Madrid returned to the top of La Liga with a win over Huesca 24 hours after withdrawing from the European Super League.

Real Madrid had replaced neighbours Atletico at the summit after a 3-0 win over Cadiz on Wednesday.

On Thursday, goals by Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco helped Atletico see off struggling Huesca.

Diego Simeone's side are three points clear at the top with six games remaining.

Atletico had apologised to fans for causing "confusion" after ending their involvement in the breakaway European Super League.

They are chasing a first La Liga title since 2014 but still have to play title rivals Barcelona away on 8 May.

Huesca are 18th in the table, one point from safety with six games remaining.

They went close to taking a surprise early lead but Dimitrios Siovas' close range shot was saved by Jan Oblak before Argentina forward Correa scored his third goal in two games.

Carrasco added the second while Marcos Llorente finished the match with two assists.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 13Oblak
  • 15Savic
  • 2GiménezBooked at 65mins
  • 12Lodi dos SantosSubstituted forFelipeat 87'minutes
  • 23Trippier
  • 6Koke
  • 16HerreraSubstituted forDembeleat 76'minutes
  • 21CarrascoSubstituted forKondogbiaat 84'minutes
  • 14Llorente
  • 8SaúlBooked at 83minsSubstituted forMachín Pérezat 87'minutes
  • 10CorreaSubstituted forTorreiraat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grbic
  • 4Kondogbia
  • 5Torreira
  • 18Felipe
  • 19Dembele
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 22Hermoso
  • 24Vrsaljko
  • 27Camello

Huesca

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Fernández
  • 4ÍnsuaSubstituted forGarcíaat 85'minutes
  • 14Pulido
  • 18Siovas
  • 17Rico
  • 2Doumbia
  • 5MosqueraSubstituted forGalán Gilat 63'minutes
  • 23Escriche
  • 10GómezSubstituted forLópezat 85'minutes
  • 12OkazakiSubstituted forFerreiroat 63'minutes
  • 9MirSubstituted forRamírezat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ramírez
  • 7Ferreiro
  • 11Galán Gil
  • 13Fernández
  • 19López
  • 20Seoane
  • 21Real
  • 22G Silva
  • 24García
  • 25Vavro
Referee:
José Luis Munuera Montero

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamHuesca
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Huesca 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Huesca 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Huesca. Mikel Rico tries a through ball, but Javi Galán is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sandro Ramírez (Huesca) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Borja García.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Atletico Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Koke following a fast break.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dani Escriche (Huesca) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Javi Galán.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Felipe replaces Renan Lodi.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Vitolo replaces Saúl Ñíguez.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Huesca. Borja García replaces Pablo Ínsua.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Huesca. Pedro López replaces Sergio Gómez.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Lucas Torreira replaces Ángel Correa.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Yannick Carrasco.

  13. Post update

    Koke (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mikel Rico (Huesca).

  15. Booking

    Saúl Ñíguez (Atletico Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atletico Madrid).

  17. Post update

    Sandro Ramírez (Huesca) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    VAR Decision: Goal Atletico Madrid - Atletico Madrid 2-0 Huesca (Yannick Carrasco).

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Atletico Madrid 2, Huesca 0. Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcos Llorente.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Huesca. Conceded by Renan Lodi.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 22nd April 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid32227359203973
2Real Madrid32217456243270
3Barcelona31215574284668
4Sevilla32214747252267
5Real Sociedad321311850341650
6Real Betis32147114245-349
7Villarreal321213749361349
8Granada31126134051-1142
9Osasuna321010123037-740
10Ath Bilbao31911113933638
11Levante32911123845-738
12Celta Vigo32911124250-838
13Cádiz3299142748-2136
14Valencia32811134047-735
15Getafe32710152439-1531
16Alavés3279162748-2130
17Real Valladolid31513132842-1428
18Huesca32512153148-1727
19Elche32512152849-2127
20Eibar32411172345-2223
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