Atletico Madrid beat La Liga Champions to set themselves on the brink of Champions League

By Piyush

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Atletico Madrid beat La Liga champions Real Madrid to set themselves on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League.

Real made 7 changes after their dramatic victory over Manchester City on Wednesday.

Atletico began powerfully and Yannick Carrasco converted what demonstrated to be the winner from the penalty spot following Matheus Cunha was brought down.

Atletico remain fourth, six points clear of Real Betis in 5th.

The Atletico boss aroused the crowd with his arms as last season’s title winners held on to a victory that puts them just 1 point behind third-placed Sevilla.

The hosts missed opportunities to double their lead, with Angel Correa shooting wide early on and Cunha seeing his shot snatched following great work by Antoine Griezmann.

Griezmann and Carrasco also combined magnificently in the box however, Griezman shot wide of Andriy Lunin’s goal, ahead of Carrasco struck the inside of the near post moments later.

Real Madrid enhanced when Vinicius Junior was brought in, in the second half and his driving run set up a good chance for Marco Asensio, which was diverted.

Substitute Federico Valverde twice attempted on Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the end-to-end confront at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men have 3 more league matches to play ahead of meeting Liverpool in the Champions League final on 28th of May in Paris.

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