Atletico coach Diego Simeone once changed compared to the 2-1 victory at Celta Vigo. New addition de Paul began for the red-locked Hermoso. The Argentine started in the midfield, whereby Kondogbia had to move into the triple chain. Elche Trainer Francisco Escriba changes like his opposite only once, Palacios began at the guests for Josan.
In an event-poor first half, the householders were very priced, but could not make a profit from the big ball possessions. The teams mostly neutralized themselves in midfield, as the guests from Elche were defensively well and kept the Colchoneros barely spaces.
Atletico once again had to thank Correa – Double Pack to the kick-off – the Argentine shot his team from the guided tour (39.). After a long ball of De Paul, the striker appeared freely in front of Kiko Casilla, which passed past the ball. Correa then put the ball with the external period in the left upper corner.
Atletico defends the lead
After change, Atletico had good opportunities for the lead by Gymenez (47.) and Carrasco (52nd). However, these opportunities left Rojiblancos unused – and thus stopped the tension.
However, the guests of Elche could hardly radiate risk until the end of the season, which was able to secure the second season victory in a typical way. With now six points, Simee’s team stands two counters in front of FC Barcelona.
Continue for Atletico the next Sunday (22 o’clock, live! At Simeone) – then waits with Europa League winner Villarreal the highest hurdle so far.