La Liga

  • Koke 15’
  • Fernando Torres 59’
  • Á. Correa 83’
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 0
1 Half Time 0
18/04/2016
La Liga
Estadio Vicente Calderón
Attendance 51,136

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from the Vicente Calderon. Thank you for following the LIVE action from the Spanish Primera Division - hope you've enjoyed it. Until next time, have a very good evening!
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      Atletico maintained the pressure on Barcelona thanks to goals from Koke, Fernando Torres and Angel Correa. Granada remain just one point clear of the relegation zone and it is going to be a nervous conclusion to the season for them.
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      FULL-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 3-0 GRANADA
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      The players are making their way back onto the field and the second half is about to get underway.
    • 0'
      Koke's goal is the difference between the two sides at half-time. Granada were very unlucky not to equalise, however, when Rochina's thunderbolt crashed against the post.
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: ATLETICO 1-0 GRANADA
    • 0'
      HERE THEY COME! The teams are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is just moments away.
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      GRANADA SUBS: J. Fernandez, Lomban, Rico, Ibanez, Barral, Mendez, Foulquier.
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      GRANADA (4-3-3): A. Fernandez; Lopes, Babin, Costa, Biraghi; Doucoure, Krhin, Perez; Cuenca, Penaranda, Rochina.
    • 0'
      Granada have drawn their last four matches in La Liga. Jose Gonzalez also makes just a couple of alterations from the 0-0 stalemate with Malaga. Rene Krhin and Adalberto Penaranda come into the starting 11 in place of Issac Success and Youssef El-Arabi.
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      ATLETICO SUBS: Moya, Kranevitter, Oliver, Fernandez, Correa, Partey, Vietto.
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      ATLETICO (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Hernandez; Saul, Gabi, Koke, Carrasco; Torres, Griezmann.
    • 0'
      Atletico sent Barca crashing out of the Champions League on Wednesday and Diego Simeone makes just a couple of changes from that game. Stefan Savic comes into the heart of defence as Filipe Luis makes way, while Matias Fernandez drops to the bench in favour of Fernando Torres, who starts alongside A
    • 0'
      A win is very important for both sides this afternoon. Third-placed Atletico can move level on points with league leaders Barcelona, who play Valencia later, while 17th-placed Granada could move four clear of the relegation zone.
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Spanish Primera Division. We're at Vicente Calderon today, as Atletico Madrid host Granada.
    • 1'
      KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Atletico get the match underway.
    • 3'
      Granada have made a positive start to this game, but the visitors know they have their work cut out today. They are without a win in their last 14 league meetings with Atletico, stretching 43 years.
    • 5'
      Atletico are slowly starting to find their feet in the opening five minutes. They will be desperate for a victory in their bid to keep the pressure on Barcelona.
    • 7'
      Granada launch a strong counter-attack and Cuenca has far too much space to find a decent cross. He drills it towards the near post, where Oblak is forced to tip behind under pressure from Penaranda.
    • 9'
      It appears that the counter will offer Granada's greatest weapon this afternoon. Atletico will try to establish control over the contest, so the visitors need to hit them on the break whenever they can.
    • 11'
      Atleti are starting to turn the pressure up on their opponents. Los Rojiblancos are very dangerous from set-pieces and have the chance to press home their advantage, as they are awarded a corner.
    • 13'
      Nothing comes of the corner but the hosts continue to enjoy dominance in possession. Granada need to withstand the pressure, but cannot afford to sit back too much as they will eventually be punished.
    • 15'
      G Koke Assist Fernando Torres
    • 15'
      Torres' initial effort was blocked before the ball broke kindly for Koke.
    • 15'
      KOKE GIVES ATLETICO THE LEAD!!! The hosts make their dominance tell! Hernandez gets forward and drills the ball across the area. Torres' initial effort is well blocked but it falls for Koke, who gives Fernandez no chance as he drills home from 10 yards.
    • 17'
      That will have settled Atletico down. They are now on the front foot and will be keen to add to their advantage while on the ascendency.
    • 19'
      Granada are looking to regain a foothold in the contest, as they try to build a spell of possession. Taking anything away from the Vicente Calderon would offer a timely boost to their survival bid.
    • 21'
      The visitors have only won once in this stadium. It was a 2-0 victory in 1959 and they would take any kind of win this afternoon.
    • 23'
      Play has gone fairly flat over the past few minutes. Atletico are in a comfortable position with their lead, but do not want to take it for granted. Granada have a good chance to gain a firm foothold in the match here.
    • 25'
      Granada are knocking the ball around in midfield but need to find a creative spark to try and break down their stubborn opponents. They do have quality to do so in the shape of Cuenca and Rochina.
    • 28'
      Doucouré is shown the first yellow card of the game.
    • 29'
      CHANCE! The visitors build the play up nicely, as they advance into the Atletico penalty area. Rochina cuts back onto his left foot, but sends an effort well wide of the target.
    • 31'
      OFF THE POST! Rochina is whiskers away from equalising! Once again, he cuts back onto his left foot outside the area and lets fly with a stinging effort that crashes against the woodwork.
    • 33'
      Rochina has been a very influential player for Granada this season. He has been involved in nine goals - scoring four and setting up a further five.
    • 35'
      That appears to have sparked Atletico back into life. They were inches away from being pegged back and are starting to gain control of possession once again.
    • 37'
      It is a good opportunity for Granada this afternoon, however. Atletico have conceded in each of their last three league games - their worst run of the season so far.
    • 38'
      Peñaranda is booked for handball as he looked to get in behind the Atletico defence. He can have very few complaints about that one.
    • 40'
      It was a shame that Penaranda stretched his arm out as he did. Granada had built a decent passage of play until then and it could have presented a route back into the contest.
    • 42'
      There is a worrying sign for Granada as Lopes goes down following an aerial challenge with Hernandez. His groan could be heard loud and clear and the medical team are on to attend to him.
    • 44'
      The Granada right-back returns to the field, albeit limping, and Gonzalez will be keen to have a look at him at half-time.
    • 46'
      SI D. Foulquier SO Fernando Torres
    • 46'
      Biraghi is the third visiting player into the book within seconds of the restart.
    • 46'
      Granada made a change at the break. Lopes was unable to continue after picking up a knock at the end of the first half and is replaced by Dimitri Foulquier.
    • 46'
      KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Granada get the ball rolling again in the second half.
    • 48'
      This is a big 45 minutes for Atletico. Victory would move them level on points with Barca, but anything other than a win would hand the initiative back to the league leaders.
    • 50'
      Gabi is the first Atletico player to have his name taken today. He will miss his side's next game as a result.
    • 52'
      The Atletico skipper spoke in the week about his dream of lifting a second Spanish title in three seasons and his side need to keep winning if they are to stay in contention.
    • 54'
      Things are fairly flat at the start of this second half. Neither side are particularly offering anything going forward and possession is being lost too easily.
    • 55'
      SI A. Fernández SO Fernando Torres
    • 55'
      Atletico make their first change of the match. Carrasco makes way after a fairly quiet day to be replaced by Matías Fernández.
    • 58'
      Atleti advance into their opponents' penalty area. Torres takes the ball out wide and looks to pull off an audacious chip over Fernandez from a tight angle, but it is way over the bar.
    • 59'
      G Fernando Torres Assist Fernando Torres
    • 59'
      Koke's well-timed pass provided the assist. That is his 13th of the season.
    • 59'
      TORRES DOUBLES THE LEAD!!! Atletico have breathing space! Koke provides a beautifully timed ball for Torres to run onto and the striker calmly chips over the advancing Fernandez for 2-0.
    • 61'
      That goal was expertly taken by Torres. It was the type of finish that initially brought him to prominence as one of the world's deadliest finishers.
    • 63'
      SI Á. Correa SO Fernando Torres
    • 63'
      SI David Barral SO Fernando Torres
    • 63'
      There will be no 21st goal of the season for Griezmann today. He is given a breather by Simeone in favour of Ángel Correa.
    • 63'
      Granada's second change sees Krhin make way for David Barral.
    • 65'
      The hosts have got their tails up at the moment. They are looking like adding to their goal tally every time they advance forward with the ball.
    • 67'
      Interestingly, this was also the scoreline in the reverse fixture in December. Goals from Griezmann and Diego Godin saw Atletico take the three points.
    • 69'
      There is activity on the Granada bench. This is Gonzalez's final opportunity to find a way back into this contest if they are not to leave the Vicente Calderon empty-handed.
    • 71'
      SI Fran Rico SO Fernando Torres
    • 71'
      The change sees Foulquier's brief cameo come to an end, as he is replaced by Fran Rico.
    • 73'
      Barral was booked for his protest to the referee.
    • 73'
      Granada have a free-kick in a good position by the near touchline. This is a decent opportunity for the visitors to try and get on the scoresheet.
    • 74'
      Rochina is the latest Granada player to have his name taken for a rash challenge on the near touchline.
    • 75'
      SI Óliver Torres SO Fernando Torres
    • 75'
      Koke is given a well-earned rest by Simeone, as he makes way for Óliver Torres.
    • 76'
      Nothing came of that Granada free-kick and Gonzalez will be frustrated with his side. They should have guaranteed a decent delivery into the area at the very least, but Atletico dealt with it very comfortably.
    • 78'
      Correa looks to find a way through as he cuts back onto his left before letting fly inside the area. His effort was well wide of the target in the end, though.
    • 80'
      Granada have not offered anywhere near enough going forward today. They have 10 minutes to try and salvage something from the game, but it is an uphill task now.
    • 81'
      Matias Fernández is booked for a late challenge on Penavanda.
    • 83'
      G Á. Correa Assist Fernando Torres
    • 83'
      Saul sent Correa on his way with a well-timed through ball.
    • 83'
      CORREA WRAPS UP THE VICTORY!!! On his 17th appearance as a substitute this season, the Argentine races away from the Granada defence before calmly rolling past Andres Fernandez.
    • 85'
      It has been another good day at the office for Atletico. Three more points will keep the pressure on Barcelona, but Granada need to dust themselves down in their quest for survival.
    • 87'
      Atletico are looking very comfortable as they see out the final few minutes of this match. With their title challenge in full swing and a Champions League Semi-Final to look forward to, this could be another fantastic season for Los Rojiblancos.
    • 88'
      Óliver is the next player into the referee's notebook.
    • 89'
      Torres looks to race onto a lofted ball over the top of the Granada defence, but cannot quite get it under his control and Granada can relax with a goal-kick.
    • 90'
      There goes the final whistle and Atletico move level on points with Barcelona!
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      Granada are pushing for a consolation as Rochina drills a low effort wide of the target. Atletico are searching for what would be a 30th clean sheet from their last 49 league games.
    • 45'
      The referee blows his whistle and brings the first half to a close.
    • 90'
      The fourth official raises his board to indicate that there will be three additional minutes at the end of this game.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    spain
    Koke
    6
    Captain
    75'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    argentina
    Diego Simeone
    spain
    Diego Martínez

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 17 13
    Yellow Cards 3 5
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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