Atlético beats Cádiz and stays in contact with Real Madrid and Barcelona

Atlético beats Cádiz and stays in contact with Real Madrid and Barcelona

2023-10-01 23:52:24

Atlético Madrid, who beat Cádiz 3-2 in front of their home crowd on Sunday, remain in contact with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, ​​winners on Saturday and who took the first two places in La Liga.

After this eighth day, which will end on Monday with a match between the poorly ranked Las Palmas and Celta Vigo, the Merengue and Barça are first and second separated by a point.

The Colchoneros are fourth, five lengths from the new first, but now three points behind Girona, previous surprise leader at the start of the season, crushed at home 3-0 by Real Madrid on Saturday. Antoine Griezmann’s teammates experienced a nightmarish first half hour: after 27 minutes of play, Cadiz actually led 2-0.

But Atlético was able to come back and get back in front, notably with a double from its Argentinian international Angel Correa, and Molina Lucero. Also on Sunday, bottom Almeria conceded a draw (3-3) against Granada (19th) after leading 3-0, thanks to a hat-trick in five minutes from Colombian Luis Suarez (41, 44 and 45+1) . But the 25-year-old former Marseille player seriously injured his left leg in the second half and had to leave, in tears, on a stretcher.

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