Digimagaz.com – After a triumphant win against their arch-rivals, Real Madrid, earlier this week, Atletico Madrid maintained their impressive form by clinching a 2-0 victory over Osasuna on Thursday in the Spanish league.
Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo Riquelme showcased their striking prowess, netting a goal in each half. Griezmann, fresh from his scoring feat against Real Madrid, reiterated the importance of the win, emphasizing the need for continuous improvement. “It was important not to get caught up with what happened against Real Madrid and to come here to win,” Griezmann commented post-match.
The win sees Atletico Madrid lingering just outside the coveted Champions League positions, currently sitting fifth in the league. They also have a game in hand due to a previously postponed match against Sevilla, owing to severe storms in Madrid.
However, the match was not without its drama. Osasuna’s goal in the 75th minute was ruled out due to a contentious foul. The decision didn’t sit well with Osasuna coach, Jagoba Arrasate, who was subsequently dismissed for voicing his disapproval. The tension escalated in the 85th minute when Osasuna’s Chimy Ávila and Atletico’s Álvaro Morata were both shown red cards following a heated exchange, which reportedly continued off the pitch.
Osasuna’s loss added to their ongoing struggle in the league, extending their winless streak to five matches and pushing them down to 14th place. Meanwhile, prior to their victory over Real Madrid, Atletico had experienced mixed fortunes with a draw against Lazio in the Champions League and a defeat at the hands of Valencia.
In other Spanish league news, Real Betis and Granada settled for a 1-1 draw, further extending Betis’ winless run. Celta Vigo also ended in a draw against Alaves and now teeters on the brink of the relegation zone. Football enthusiasts await the upcoming weekend matches, with Barcelona set to host Sevilla, while Girona prepares to take on Madrid.