SportsThe vertigo for the leadership grips Atlético in Gran Canaria

The vertigo for the leadership grips Atlético in Gran Canaria

UD Las Palmas triumph 2-1 over the colchoneros

MADRID, Nov. 3 (.) –

Atlético de Madrid lost 2-1 this Friday on their visit to UD Las Palmas, conceding goals from Kirian Rodríguez and Benito Ramírez in the second half of a match corresponding to matchday 12 of LaLiga EA Sports, whose leadership He was elusive to the colchonero team due to this defeat.

At the Gran Canaria Stadium, the locals were incisive from the opening whistle, especially with Marvin Park’s runs down the right wing. His ‘dance’ partner was Rodrigo Riquelme, who in Atlético’s left lane made mistakes in his marking, while he did stand out in offensive work.

Precisely from a rush by Riquelme after a quarter of an hour, the clearest chance for the red and white team in the entire first half was born, culminated with a left-footed shot from another youth player. In this case it was Pablo Barrios, executing a shot that ended up in the hands of the local goalkeeper, Álvaro Valles.

In the Gran Canaria ranks, Marvin Park’s numerous centers barely found a finisher. At the edge of the 38th minute, Javi Muñoz did head into the area, in an unorthodox position and without putting Jan Oblak in trouble with the ‘fly’ behind his ear. Shortly before, Munir El Haddadi had already warned that Las Palmas was very serious.

Upon returning from the locker room, Kirian made it 1-0. Everything had been generated in a rogue action, with Sergi Cardona preventing a loose ball from going out on the sideline; The attack continued, the yellow team strung together passes with skill and then at the front an assist from Alberto Moleiro served Javi Muñoz for a ‘delicatessen’.

He let it pass between his legs, deceiving Mario Hermoso, and Kirian took advantage of it to hit a low shot close to the post that kissed the tights. Although Riquelme almost equalized a while later with a right foot that Valles repelled with the help of the post, Las Palmas extended their lead in the 75th minute; It was the work of Ramírez, in a quick counterattack.

Munir drove and opened to the left side, where his teammate hit a strong cross shot that beat Oblak and made Atlético desperate. His coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, did not find a way to spur his team on, not even by moving the bench and removing his franchise player from the field.


Antoine Griezmann was missing in action, so the only hope was for Álvaro Morata to sharpen his aim. The omnipresent Riquelme, switched to the right wing, crossed into the heart of the area in the 83rd minute and the ’19’ from Colchonero finished off a goal from a foreshortened view. That fueled the situation for the subsequent lengthy injury time.

In fact, when the timer was ticking, Morata hit the crossbar with a left-footed shot, thanks to a rebound from the ‘pio-pio’ goalkeeper after a powerful shot from Barrios. A bizarre move that finally smiled on Francisco Javier García Pimienta’s pupils and cut short the good streak of the visitors, right in the assault for the leadership of the competition.

This result left the red and white team with 25 points in provisional third place, waiting for Real Sociedad (19 pts.) and FC Barcelona (24 pts.) to face each other this weekend in San Sebastian. For its part, Las Palmas was located with 17 points in the comfortable zone of the First Division, even looking up.


–RESULT: UD LAS PALMAS, 2 – ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, 1 (0-0, at half-time).


UD LAS PALMAS: Valles; Suárez, Coco, Mármol, Cardona; Kirian, Perrone (Loiodice, min.70), Muñoz; Marvin (Araujo, min.71), Moleiro (Ramírez, min.63); and Munir (Kaba, min.84).

ATLÉTICO DE MADRID: Oblak; Molina, Savic, Witsel (Giménez, min.65), Hermoso, Riquelme; Barrios, Koke (Llorente, min.60), De Paul (Saúl, min.65); Griezmann (Correa, min.60) and Morata.


1-0, min.51: Kirian.

2-0, min.75: Ramírez.

2-1, min.83: Morata.

–REFEREE: Melero López (C. Andaluz). He yellow carded De Paul (min.62) and Giménez (min.90 + 3) at Atlético de Madrid.

–STADIUM: Gran Canaria Stadium, 30,080 spectators.

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