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İ. Köybaşı
Yellow Card
88'
Víctor Díaz
Yellow Card
86'
Vitolo
Yellow Card
84'
Domingos Duarte
Yellow Card
6'
Á. Correa
Koke
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Match Stats

Possession
50% 49%
2
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 393 376
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 9 3 70 25 +45 87 D W W W W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 25 7 6 86 38 +48 82 W L W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 18 16 4 51 27 +24 70 D W W D W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 19 13 6 54 34 +20 70 W D W W W
5 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 18 6 14 63 49 +14 60 W L L W L
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 16 8 14 56 48 +8 56 D D W L D
7 Granada GRA Granada 38 16 8 14 52 45 +7 56 W W L W D
8 Getafe GET Getafe 38 14 12 12 43 37 +6 54 L L D L D
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 14 11 13 46 53 -7 53 L W L W D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 13 13 12 46 54 -8 52 D W W L D
11 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 13 12 13 41 38 +3 51 L L W L L
12 Levante LEV Levante 38 14 7 17 47 53 -6 49 W W L L D
13 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 38 9 15 14 32 43 -11 42 W L L L W
14 Eibar EIB Eibar 38 11 9 18 39 56 -17 42 L W W D L
15 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 10 11 17 48 60 -12 41 L L L W D
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 10 9 19 34 59 -25 39 L W D L L
17 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 7 16 15 37 49 -12 37 D L L D D
18 Leganés LEG Leganés 38 8 12 18 30 51 -21 36 D W W D W
19 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 9 6 23 40 65 -25 33 D L L W L
20 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 5 10 23 27 58 -31 25 D L L L L

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Commentary

That's it from the Wanda Metropolitano tonight. Until the next time, adios!
It wasn't pretty, it wasn't the least bit convincing, but three points take Atletico back up to fourth for the time being. Simeone probably would have taken a scrappy 1-0 at kick-off given their recent struggles. Granada may well feel hard done by but they come away with nothing, and they stay 10th in the table.
Atletico grind it out! Correa's finish just six minutes into the game proves the difference as they hang on for a much-needed win. A stalemate of a first half made way for a struggle of a second, as Simeone's side were put under pressure by Granada, but the visitors couldn't make their pressure count. Oblak made one excellent save to deny Soldado at the near post, while Diaz had a chance from a corner right at the death. It was a poor game of few chances, but the hosts did just enough for the points.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 1-0 GRANADA
90' + 3' Diaz meets the corner with a strong header, but it's blocked and cleared.
90' + 2' Puertas wins a corner on the right. Now or never!
90' + 2' Puertas gets the ball at the edge of the area and looks ready to shoot, but the ball gets away from him and the attack dissipates.
90' + 1' Two minutes of stoppage time.
İ. Köybaşı
Yellow Card
90' Correa does well to keep a long ball in by the right corner flag, and wins a fairly soft free-kick from Koybasi. Koybasi is then booked, either for the foul or for complaining about it.
90' Dias takes the corner, swinging it in towards the far post where Partey is alert to get it away.
89' Dias wins a corner off Vrsaljko.
Víctor Díaz
Yellow Card
88' Diaz is booked for a foul on the halfway line.
Toni Moya
Vitolo
87' Moya comes on for Vitolo.
T. Lemar
Koke
87' Koke is replaced by Lemar, who gets a 'mixed' reception from the home fans.
87' What a waste. Koybasi steps up for the shot, and fires it well over the crossbar. That would have to have been some free-kick to beat Oblak from there.
Vitolo
Yellow Card
86' Vitolo is booked for pulling Azeez back. Granada get the free-kick about 30 yards out, just to the right of centre.
85' Ooh! Saul steps up to curl the free-kick left-footed towards the top-right corner, but he doesn't quite get the angle right and it skims the side netting on its way wide.
Domingos Duarte
Yellow Card
84' Koybasi gives the ball away to Carrasco in the centre circle, and the Atletico man drives straight towards goal. He gets to the edge of the area before being fouled by Duarte, who is booked.
83' Atletico have the ball in the Granada half, but Vitolo is flagged offside and Granada can pump it forwards again.
81' Three Granada players conspire to lose the ball on the halfway line, Diaz eventually hitting it out off his own team-mate for an Atletico throw.
80' Lemar looked ready to come on, but having been warming up on the touchline, he's been told to put his tracksuit back on and sit back down!
78' Hermoso puts a ball out just inside his own half, where he probably had time to control it and keep possession. Nerves!
77' Atletico had 59 per cent of the possession in the first half. So far in the second, it's down to 44 per cent.
76' Dias moves over to the left and gets away from Vrsaljko, but his looping cross goes behind for a goal kick.
Carlos Fernández
José Martínez
75' An attacking change for Granada, as defender Martinez is replaced by striker Fernandez. He got a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win over Espanyol last weekend.
73' The home fans are getting very antsy now. Granada are well on top, and Atletico look nervous all over the pitch.
72' So close for Granada! Soldado meets a cross from the left with a clever flick at the near post, but Oblak reacts superbly to keep it out. Dias pounces on the rebound but his shot deflects behind for a corner on the right.
71' Correa brings the ball forward through the middle and looks to lift a pass over the top for Carrasco. Koybasi gets back well to knock it behind, but the flag goes up against Carrasco anyway.
70' A cross comes in from the Granada left, and Oblak comes to the edge of the area to claim it. Atletico can't keep the ball right now.
Š. Vrsaljko
Yellow Card
69' Vrsaljko is shown the yellow card for a handball on the halfway line.
T. Partey
Yellow Card
68' Partey is booked after the Azeez chance for a foul in the build-up.
68' Great move from Granada! They stroke the ball around for a long while, moving from left to right and eventually working a shooting opportunity for Azeez. He looks to bend a right-footed shot into the top-right corner from just inside the area, but gets underneath the ball and hits it high and wide.
67' Atletico haven't got going in the second half. The chances that have come for Saul and Carrasco were flashes in the pan, with the away side on top since the break.
65' Martinez fires in a long throw from the Granada left, and Llorente puts it straight back out for another throw. Again it's cleared back to him and he shapes in a good left-footed cross, but this time the home side get it away properly.
63' Carrasco gets into the area and shoots from an acute angle on the right. It's on target but an easy save for Escandell, though Carrasco didn't really have another option.
62' Since the start of last season, Atletico Madrid have only lost two home league games (W21 D7 L2), both of which came against the current top two - against Real Madrid in February 2019, and against Barcelona in December 2019.
61' A smattering of changes for the final half an hour, then. Will they be the players to make the difference?
Antonio Puertas
Vadillo
59' Vadillo makes way for Puertas.
Gil Dias
Y. Herrera
59' Dias comes on for Herrera.
Y. Carrasco
Renan Lodi
59' Carrasco comes on for his second appearance back in Madrid, replacing Lodi.
58' Diaz swings a foot at a cut-back to the edge of the area, but misses his kick entirely. Granada are looking more energetic in the second half.
56' Carrasco looks like he's getting ready to come on, after playing the last 20 minutes against Real Madrid last weekend. 
55' Great save by Escandell! Atletico counter from a Granada attack that broke down, and the ball ends up with Correa down the right. He comes into the area and works himself some space with some quick feet before crossing for Saul. He spins to hit it on the volley and Escandell reacts well to keep it out. The ball was slightly behind Saul - a slightly better cross, and that might have been 2-0.
53' Granada win a free-kick in a dangerous position, just outside the penalty area and to the right. Herrera was fouled by Saul after Hermoso had dallied on the ball and given possession away. Vadillo looks to bend it right-footed and gets it over the wall, but it goes high and wide.
52' Duarte fires a long ball forwards towards Soldado, but he can't latch onto it and it bounces through to Oblak.
51' Koke fouls Koybasi as Atletico gang up on the Turkish international and look to spring a quick attack from the halfway line.
50' Azeez picks up a loose ball and finds Koybasi in space on the left. He has plenty of time to measure a cross but shanks it straight out of play, then shoves out at Llorente in annoyance.
49' Martinez gets underneath a high ball and takes it away from Vitolo before lumping it downfield towards Soldado. It's a decent enough long ball, but again Savic gets to it first.
48' Savic steps out of defence to prevent the ball coming to Azeez in the Atletico half, after a good run down the right from Foulquier.
46' An early half-chance for Atletico as a long throw from the right isn't dealt with. It almost drops for Correa to have an effort at goal, but he can't react quickly enough and it's hacked away at the far post.
45' We're back for the second half, Atletico getting us going again. No changes at the break.
It's hard to imagine either manager has been especially thrilled with what they've seen so far, though Simeone will be the happier with his makeshift attack proving a threat at times. Changes at the break wouldn't be unexpected.
In a game of few chances, one mistake and one clinical finish are the difference. Correa opened the scoring after six minutes after a throw-in somehow made its way through two defenders and he rolled in a tidy finish, and that's been it as far as attacking quality is cocerned. Vitolo had a goal ruled out for offside, Correa a penalty shout waved away, and four players have been booked in an increasingly tetchy game.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 1-0 GRANADA
45' Azeez wants a corner on the right, but Lodi and Hermoso combined to see him out for a goal kick.
44' Other than a few minutes in the middle of the half, Granada haven't put any attacking pressure on Atletico in this game. They made a lot of changes to their line-up following their midweek cup exploits, and it shows - it's been a very disjointed performance.
42' Llorente is flagged offside as he recieves the ball on the right wing. With Koke drifting over towards the left, Llorente has been the only man offering Vrsaljko any support over on that side.
41' Now it's Atletico's turn to put in a hefty challenge, Lodi leaving Azeez flat out in the centre circle as Granada threatened a counter.
40' Vitolo goes down after a heavy challenge from Foulquier, who is also already on a yellow. It's starting to get a little bit tasty out there now.
39' Drama! Correa comes into the area and goes down dramatically at the byline after what looked like another elbow from Soldado. The players surround the referee and it isn't at all clear what's going on - a penalty? Second yellow? Nope! Goal kick!
38' The free-kick is wasted. Koke taps it to the side to allow Partey to shoot, and his drive deflects over the bar.
D. Foulquier
Yellow Card
36' Foulquier is booked for a foul in an excellent position for an Atletico free-kick. About 25 yards out, over to the left.
36' Savic puts in a crunching tackle on Soldado by the right touchline. Simeone will have enjoyed that.
35' Atletico get a brief scare as Saul goes down holding his shoulder following an awkward landing, but he's back up and running quickly enough.
33' Koke looks to bend a pass in behind for Vrsaljko, but he overhits it and it bounces through to Escandell. Needed a bit of backspin on it, which isn't easy.
32' A third of the way into the game, and Correa's early opener remains the only shot on target so far tonight. It hasn't been a thriller.
31' The free-kick is bent in deep towards Vadillo at the far post, but he can't steer it back into the danger zone and it spins out for a goal kick.
30' Llorente pulls Azeez back down the Granada left, and the away side get a free-kick to deliver from the left touchline. 
29' Vadillo holds onto possession well in midfield, but Azeez gives it immediately as he looks to play the ball into the feet of Soldado.
Koke
Yellow Card
27' Now Koke is booked, apparently for a word in the referee's ear following the Soldado yellow.
Soldado
Yellow Card
27' Soldado is booked for lifting an elbow up towards Saul.
Y. Herrera
Yellow Card
26' Herrera is the first man into the book for a foul.
26' No goal! Vitolo is played through on goal by Partey and he makes no mistake with the finish under the keeper from the edge of the area, but he was well offside.
24' Correa turns away from a defender at the left side of the area and fires a blind cross in, but there's nobody there to attack it. Atletico are missing their strikers.
23' Herrera goes down in some discomfort after taking a shoulder to the back of the head from Savic. He's back up and running after a moment.
21' Granada are having their first spell of pressure now. The ball sits up for Foulquier some distance out on the right and he hits it on the half-volley, but doesn't catch it right and it bounces wide to the left of goal.
20' A free-kick routine from Granada eventually finds Koybasi on the left, but his weak cross is cleared by the first defender.
19' Lodi keeps the ball up with three little headers on the halfway line, then pummels the ball straight into a defender as he remembers he hasn't got all day and is being pressed. 
17' Vitolo turns well around Herrera and unleashes a powerful low shot from range, but his right-footed effort just curls the wrong side of the bottom-left corner. That wasn't far away.
16' Vitolo looks to bustle his way down the left channel, but goes down under the challenge of Foulquier and handballs as he hits the deck. Granada get the free-kick at the edge of their own penalty area.
15' The corner is cleared easily enough, and Koke's cross back in from deep on the left is gobbled up by Escandell. Atletico don't have the aerial presence you might associate with them today.
14' Saul plays a neat one-two with Correa at the left corner of the area, the former getting in behind but just unable to beat Escandell to the ball. It goes behind for an Atletico corner.
13' Correa finds Vrsaljko down the right and he just keeps it in at the byline, but Martinez hacks the ball away for a throw-in.
12' Possession has been pretty evenly shared so far, but Granada are struggling to string any passes together in the Atletico half. Soldado shoves Savic to the ground as the pair contest a high ball, and gives away a free-kick.
10' A horrible moment for Koke, as a Granada defender swipes a foot at a loose ball and sends it straight into the Atletico man's groin. Oof.
9' Granada have lost their last eight La Liga away games against sides from Madrid, conceding 26 goals in total (3.25 on average), and failing to score in four of them. Not a great start for them here.
8' Azeez lets fly from range with a left-footed drive across goal towards the top-left corner, but it rises well over the crossbar.
Koke
Assist
6' Koke gets the assist for a simple pass after a throw-in came to him from the left.
Á. Correa
Goal
6' GOOOALLL! Correa opens the scoring, Atletico lead 1-0! The ball breaks for him out of nowhere as a throw-in from the left somehow slips between two defenders and Koke knocks it on. He finishes coolly first time with his right foot, rolling it into the bottom-right corner.
5' Vitolo comes inside from the right, looking for a shooting opportunity as he dribbles down the line of the penalty area. He can't find one and recycles possession, but eventually Vrsaljko puts it out for a goal kick.
4' Koke shows a nice touch in midfield to find Lodi in crossing space on the left. He bends in a decent-looking ball, but Vitolo is the only man in the area and he can't get near it.
3' Granada come forward for the first time, but Diaz opts to turn around and go backwards when he gets the ball on the left, just inside the Atletico half.
2' Correa makes his first run of the game, capitalising on some space down the left channel. He drives into the area and goes down under the challenge of Duarte, but it was a good, clean tackle.
1' We're off! Granada get the ball rolling.
We’ve had the traditional pre-match rendition of ‘Thunderstruck’, the teams are on their way out of the tunnel, and we’re almost ready for kickoff.
Granada have won just one of their 23 visits to Atletico in the league – a 2-0 win all the way back in 1959.
Just the one Atletico change from the side which lost 1-0 at Real Madrid a week ago, with Alvaro Morata dropping out of the squad and Koke coming in on the right. Granada make a few changes from their last-gasp Copa del Rey quarter-final win over Valencia, with two-goal hero Soldado leading the line.
SUBS: Antonio Puertas, Rui Silva, Gil Dias, Jesus Vallejo, Carlos Fernandez, Darwin Machis, Carlos Neva.
GRANADA (4-2-3-1): Aaron Escandell; Victor Diaz, Jose Antonio Martinez, Domingos Duarte, Dimiti Foulquier; Yangel Herrera, Yan Eteki; Ismail Koybasi, Ramon Azeez, Alvaro Vadillo; Roberto Soldado.
SUBS: Antonio Adan, Manuel Sanchez, Ivan Saponjic, Thomas Lemar, Yannick Carrasco, Ricard Sanchez, Toni Moya.
ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Renan Lodi, Mario Hermoso, Stefan Savic, Sime Vrsaljko; Saul Niguez, Thomas Partey, Marcos Llorente, Koke; Angel Correa, Vitolo.
With Atletico struggling for form this season, they’re all the way down in sixth, 13 points behind leaders Real Madrid. Granada are just six points further back, and start the game in 10th.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this La Liga fixture, as Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid play host to Diego Martinez’ Granada at the Wanda Metropolitano.
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