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

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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 4-3-2-1

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

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Huesca 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Huesca 0.

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

  4. 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. 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. 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, Atletico Madrid. Felipe replaces Renan Lodi.

  8. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Vitolo replaces Saúl Ñíguez.

  9. Substitution, Huesca. Borja García replaces Pablo Ínsua.

  10. Substitution, Huesca. Pedro López replaces Sergio Gómez.

  11. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Lucas Torreira replaces Ángel Correa.

  12. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Yannick Carrasco.

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

  14. Foul by Mikel Rico (Huesca).

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

  16. Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atletico Madrid).

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

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

  19. 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. Corner, Huesca. Conceded by Renan Lodi.

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