Luis Suarez despatched Atletico Madrid 10 factors clear on the high of La Liga on Sunday by scoring a sensational free-kick after which a penalty in a pulsating 4-2 win over Cadiz. Atletico’s victory places their lead on the high of the desk into double figures and it might get even worse for the chasing pack, given Diego Simeone’s aspect nonetheless have a sport in hand. Real Madrid stay closest regardless of their defeat by Levante on Saturday whereas Barcelona at the moment are 13 factors again, though they may cut back the hole once they play at house to Athletic Bilbao in a while Sunday.
Both would have been given hope by a rousing show from newly-promoted Cadiz, who have been impressed by the relentless Alvaro Negredo.
The 35-year-old scored twice, might have had a hat-trick and positively didn’t should be on the dropping aspect.
But Suarez’s double, between objectives from Saul Niguez and Koke late on, sealed one other three factors for Atletico, who now have the La Liga crown inside their grasp, even with half of the season left to play.
Suarez was their driving pressure but once more, his two objectives making it 9 in his final eight video games and 14 for the season.
His objectives and assists have now earned Atletico 12 further factors within the league, with Barcelona’s choice to let him go away, and be a part of title rivals, seeming extra misjudged by the week.
Atletico took the lead within the 35th minute after the marauding Joao Felix was introduced down a number of yards exterior the penalty space.
Suarez stepped up and despatched an excellent shot, curling into the left-hand nook.
Cadiz rallied after which capitalised on some torpid Atletico defending as Negredo was too sturdy for Thomas Lemar on the suitable of the world after Felipe had did not cowl.
Negredo whipped a left-footed shot into the far nook of Jan Oblak’s web.
Atletico edged forward once more when Saul’s contact from Lemar’s cross looped, seemingly inadvertently, over Jeremias Ledesma and in earlier than Cadiz had a penalty, Koke’s hand touching the ball just for VAR to immediate the referee to rule it out.
Cadiz’s frustration was compounded by Atletico being awarded a penalty three minutes after half-time, Marcos Lopez clattering Lemar and Suarez making no mistake.
Fali Jimenez virtually pulled one again for Cadiz however his mishit cross dropped onto the crossbar after which Negredo did, his scuffed end bobbling in with 20 minutes left after Atletico did not clear.
Negredo was on a mission. He rose excessive to satisfy Fali’s cross however headed straight into the arms of Oblak after which nodded over for Saponjic, who appeared sure to move in from 5 yards however Oblak was there once more.
All hope was extinguished within the 88th minute when Angel Correa, on instead scuttled onto a free ball and squared for Koke to faucet in a fourth.
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