Scoring Witsel helps Atletico to a difficult victory over Villarreal

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Villarreal CF

Atlético Madrid

  1. 9′ – Goal – Axel Witsel (0 – 1)
  2. 26′ – Yellow – Antoine Griezmann
  3. 27′ – Yellow – Étienne Capoue
  1. 50′ – Goal – Alexander Sørloth (1 – 1)
  2. 58′ – Yellow – Daniel Parejo
  3. 62′ – Yellow – Pablo Barrios
  4. 65′ – Cont. Francis Coquelin by Alex Baena
  5. 65′ – Cont. Étienne Capoue by Santi Comesaña
  6. 65′ – Cont. Antoine Griezmann by Ángel Correa
  7. 65′ – Cont. Memphis Depay by Álvaro Morata
  8. 66′ – Cont. Axel Witsel by César Azpilicueta
  9. 70′ – Cont. Gonçalo Guedes by José Luis Morales
  10. 81′ – Cont. Raúl Albiol by Alfonso Pedraza
  11. 81′ – Cont. Gerard Moreno by Bertrand Traoré
  12. 84′ – Cont. Pablo Barrios by Saúl
  13. 87′ – Goal – Saúl (1 – 2)
  14. 90+2′ – Yellow – Saúl
  15. 90+4′ – Yellow – Yerson Mosquera

LaLiga EA Sports – matchday 30 – 01/04/24 – 21:01

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9′

Axel Witsel

0 – 1

Axel Witsel

9′

50′

Alexander Sørloth

50′

Alexander Sørloth

1 – 1

87′

Saul

1 – 2

Saul

87′

Axel Witsel does not score too often, but the former Red Devil was accurate against Villarreal. The defender helped Atletico Madrid to a 1-2 victory.

Villarreal seems to suit Axel Witsel. He scored his first (and only) goal of the season in Madrid against “El Submarino Amarillo”.

And he also chose Villarreal as a victim for his second goal. The former Red Devil headed a corner kick well, good for the opening goal after 9 minutes.

The flattered start did not help Atletico to an easy victory. Villarreal offered good resistance and also had the best chances: after the break, Alexander Sorloth (ex-AA Gent) was able to score the deserved equalizer.

Coach Diego Simeone brought in attacking duo Griezmann and Memphis Depay, but substitutes Angel Correa and Alvaro Morata were also unable to score the decisive goal.

Saul Niguez took on that task. In the 87th minute he gave Atletico the full spoils with a place ball. It gives the visitors 4th place in La Liga.

Phase by phase

Saúl (Atlético Madrid) is whistled back by the referee. He went too hard on Yerson Mosquera (Villarreal CF).

Yerson Mosquera (Villarreal CF) is whistled back by the referee. He went too hard on Álvaro Morata (Atlético Madrid).

Álvaro Morata (Atlético Madrid) is whistled back by the referee. He went too hard on Yerson Mosquera (Villarreal CF).

6 – extra time

An extra 6 minutes will be added.

Goal for

Atlético Madrid

Saúl can score for Atlético Madrid. The assist was made by César Azpilicueta.

Daniel Parejo (Villarreal CF) shoots at goal, but his shot goes wide.

Reinildo Mandava (Atlético Madrid) is whistled back by the referee. He went too hard on Bertrand Traoré (Villarreal CF).

Ángel Correa takes the corner for Atlético Madrid. He drops the ball centrally in front of goal.

The ref whistles for a foul, Pablo Barrios (Atlético Madrid) has made a handball.

Pablo Barrios (Atlético Madrid) is able to take the shot, but his shot is blocked.

José María Giménez (Atlético Madrid) is whistled back by the referee. He went too hard on Alexander Sørloth (Villarreal CF).

Pablo Barrios (Atlético Madrid) puts his head against the ball, but he cannot frame it.

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