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La Liga: Luis Suarez’s Late Winner Takes Atletico Madrid Back On Top

Atletico Madrid climbed two factors away from Real Madrid and have two video games in hand.© AFP




Luis Suarez struck a 90th-minute winner for Atletico Madrid as they defeated 10-man Alaves 2-1 on Sunday to maneuver again above Real Madrid on the prime of La Liga. Marcos Llorente gave Atletico the lead at Mendizorroza shortly earlier than half-time with a deflected strike from simply exterior the realm.

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Diego Simeone’s facet appeared to have the sport beneath management when Alaves defender Victor Laguardia was despatched off on the hour following a VAR overview for chopping down Thomas Lemar because the Frenchman ran in direction of aim.

Florian Lejeune headed in opposition to the submit for Alaves earlier than a spectacular personal aim on 84 minutes from Felipe threatened to price Atletico two important factors, the Brazilian centre-back drilling past Jan Oblak as he tried to hack clear an tried cross.

However, Suarez secured Atletico’s fourth consecutive win within the remaining minute because the Uruguayan tapped in from shut vary after the ball was slotted throughout aim by substitute Joao Felix.

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Atletico climbed two factors away from Real Madrid and have two video games in hand on the defending champions.

Barcelona are lingering 13 factors adrift forward of their journey to backside facet Huesca afterward Sunday. Lionel Messi is anticipated to return after lacking the 1-1 residence draw in opposition to Eibar in midweek.

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