Leganes 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann’s brilliant free-kick not enough to send Atleti top of La Liga
- Atletico Madrid could only draw 1-1 with Leganes and remain second in La Liga
- Antoine Griezmann’s sumptuous free-kick broke the deadlock in the second half
- Guido Carrillo equalised for Leganes in the final 10 minutes to earn them a point
Atletico Madrid threw away the chance to go top of La Liga by conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 away at neighbours Leganes.
It means their miserable record at the Madrid minnows continues – they have not won at the stadium in any of their three attempts since Leganes were promoted in 2016.
France forward Antoine Griezmann had given Diego Simeone’s side the lead with a sizzling free-kick in the 69th minute in a typically tight game at the Butarque stadium.
Antoine Griezmann’s brilliant free-kick gave Atletico Madrid the lead at Leganes
But the minnows hit back in the final stages to deny Atleti a first win at the ground
But Leganes hit back when Guido Carillo stabbed a loose ball over the line in the 82nd, after full back Rodrigo Tarin’s cross thumped off the underside of the bar.
That was enough to hand Leganes a point and means that Barcelona can open up a four-point lead if they win at Rayo Vallecano later on Saturday night.
Atleti are second with 20 points, while Real Madrid are three points further back after they ground out a 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid.
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