Atlético beat Elche in a match with three penalties

Simeone’s team moved up to third place in La Liga

Atlético won at home Elche (2:0) in the match of the 15th round Spanish Championship.

Diego Simeone’s team had the initiative in the first half and struck 11 shots at the opponent’s goal, but the Matrasniks failed to take the lead by half-time.

At the end of the first half of the meeting, Elche remained in the minority – Gonzalo Verdu received a direct red card. After the break, the teams leveled off – Mario Hermoso earned two warnings in three minutes.

In the 56th minute, Atlético took the lead thanks to Joao Felix. The final score of the meeting was set by Alvaro Morata.

Note that Elche finished the match with nine men. Domingos Quina was sent off in the 90th minute.

Atlético snapped a three-match winless streak in La Liga. Simeone’s team scored 27 points and climbed to third place in the championship.

Elche suffered 11 defeats in the championship of Spain and occupies the last place in the standings.

In the next round, Atlético will host Barcelona at home on January 8. Elche will take on Celta on January 6 at home.

  • Example. 15th round

Atlético – Elche – 2:0 (0:0)
goals: Felix, 56, Morata, 74
Removal: Hermoso, 53 – Verdu, 45 + 1, Kina, 90

Source: Sportarena

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