Real Betis 1-2 Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone’s side move up to third place in LaLiga after Antoine Griezmann nets second-half brace before Nabil Fekir scores late consolation for hosts
- Atletico extende unbeaten run in LaLiga to five matches with Sunday’s victory
- Griezmann opened the scoring in the 54th minute, scoring directly from a corner
- The France forward doubled their lead with a shot went through Rui Silva’s legs
- Real Betis rallied to score with a Nabil Fekir free kick from the edge of the box
Two second-half goals from Antoine Griezmann, one scored directly from a corner kick, gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win at Real Betis on Sunday, extending their unbeaten run in LaLiga to five games.
Atletico climbed back to third in the standings on 23 points, eight behind leaders Real Madrid and two from second-placed Barcelona, who have a game in hand and host Athletic Bilbao later on Sunday. Betis are fifth on 20 points.
Griezmann opened the scoring in the 54th minute, scoring directly from a perfectly placed corner kick past Rui Silva.
Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Atletico extended their unbeaten run in LaLiga
Fifteen minutes later, substitute Matheus Cunha passed to Griezmann whose right-footed shot on goal went through Silva’s legs and into the bottom right corner.
Betis rallied to score with a Nabil Fekir free kick from the edge of the box into Jan Oblak’s top left corner in the 84th minute but the visitors held firm and secured all three points.
Griezmann opened the scoring in the 54th minute, scoring directly from a corner kick
Griezmann’s right-footed shot went through Rui Silva’s legs and into the bottom corner
Real Betis forward Luiz Henrique had an effort ruled out by VAR in the second-half
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