La Liga: Málaga 1 – 0 Atlético
Atlético miss chance to go top with defeat at La Rosaleda
Atlético Madrid blew the chance to go top of La Liga over Christmas after going down 1-0 to Málaga at La Rosaleda on Sunday evening.
A late Diego Godín own goal handed Málaga all three points after the away side was reduced to ten men. Gabi was sent off for an alleged handball amidst protests from the opposition players.
Atlético never really enjoyed the sort of control on the game that they are used to, and the defeat means the end of a 15 game unbeaten run.
Fernando Torres came on for the booked Luciano Vietto at half-time, but again failed to make the most of chances presented to him.
With Barcelona off winning the Club World Cup, even a point would have sent Atleti clear at the top over the Christmas break.
A horrible performance from Atlético from start to finish, which makes reviewing the game a real struggle, means they go into the last game of the 2015 against Rayo level on points with Barcelona, but the Catalans have a game in hand.
What did you make of tonight’s performance? The less said, the better?
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|20 December 2015|