Didn’t see it coming: Atlético surrendered 1:0 to Elche

ONE | system 05/14/2023 17:52

Atletico Madrid players nervous (Reuters)

The 34th round of the Spanish league continued today (Sunday) when Valencia hosted a critical game against Celta Vigo and managed to come out with an important 1:2 victory that moved them to within three points of the red line.

In addition, Atlético Madrid was surprised by table-topper Elche, who recorded only her fourth league victory of the season and Sevilla complicated Valladolid with a 0:3 victory that left the Purples at the bottom. The games, like all Spanish league games, were broadcast on ONE channel for HOT subscribers, yes subscribers, Cellcom TV and Partner TV.

Elche – Atletico Madrid 0:1

Diego Simeone’s team came into the game knowing that only a win would keep them in second place. In the 40th minute, a mistake by substitute goalkeeper Ivo Gravic led to Fidel’s goal, which gave Elche a surprising lead. The leader of the table held on and managed to keep the result until the end of the game.

In the next round, the team from Madrid will host Ossuna, where they will continue to fight for second place with their city rivals. Elche registered only their fourth league win of the season and they have already lost all chance of staying in the league.

Salta Vigo – Valencia 2:1

The contest opened with a bang as the Bats saw Justin Kleibert give them the lead after just eight minutes. The remainder of the half was under the control of the host, who also returned from the break and continued to press until Haris Saprovitch (60′) brought it back. When it looked like the game was going to be tied for points, Alberto Mari (88′) scored a dramatic victory for the guest. Gabriel Paulista was sent off in extra time.

Now, there are four rounds left until the end of the season and Ruben Baraja’s team has risen at least temporarily to 14th place with 37 points, three more than Getafe from 18th place which they lost to Real Madrid and only Real Valladolid can overtake them if they beat Sevilla. On the other hand, the blue and white are in 13th place with 39 points and got involved in the struggles of the bottom after losing an opportunity to come close to remaining.

Valladolid – Sevilla 3:0

The Andalusians took three precious points from Valladolid who needed them much more, because after the loss they are only one point away from the red line where Getafe is with 34 points. A goal by Rafa Mir in the 50th minute gave Sevilla the lead for the first time in the game, which they achieved despite being less than good up to that point. 29 minutes later Papo Gomez doubled the lead and three minutes into added time Jesus Corona sealed the result of the game with a goal from an excellent kick.


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