Griezmann goal move Atletico above Real Madrid in the La Liga table

Rayo Vallecano 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann’s second-half goal helped move Atletico Madrid above city rivals Real into second place in La Liga.

Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal of the match 74th minute after a pass from Alvaro Morata, who is on loan from Chelsea, the Frenchman’s shot went in off Jordi Amat into the net.

This victory was Atletico’s first win in three matches after defeats to Real Betis and Real Madrid earlier this month.

Real Madrid will return to second if they win at home against Girona on Sunday.

Atletico’s next game is at home on Wednesday, first leg of the┬áChampions League last 16-tie with Italian champions Juventus, before a home La Liga match against Villarreal on 24 February.

Diego Simeone extended his stay as Atletico’s manager until 2022.

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