Brought to you by

Key Events

90'
Y. Carrasco
Yellow Card
88'
Koke
Yellow Card
75'
Á. Correa
Llorente
1 - 2
66'
Y. Herrera
Goal
1 - 1
63'
Llorente
Koke
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
38% 61%
4
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 4
Total Passes 268 456
More
  • Heatmap
  • Touch Map
Live table
Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 32 21 7 4 56 24 +32 70 W D W W W
2 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 31 21 7 3 57 20 +37 70 W D L W D
3 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 32 21 4 7 47 25 +22 67 W W W W D
4 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 30 20 5 5 69 26 +43 65 L W W W W
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 32 14 7 11 42 45 -3 49 D D D D W
6 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 32 12 13 7 49 36 +13 49 L W L W W
7 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 31 12 11 8 48 33 +15 47 L D D L L
8 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 32 10 10 12 30 37 -7 40 W W W D D
9 Granada GRA Granada 30 11 6 13 36 50 -14 39 W L L W L
10 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 31 9 11 11 39 33 +6 38 D D D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 31 9 11 11 41 48 -7 38 D L W L D
12 Levante LEV Levante 32 9 11 12 38 45 -7 38 L L W L L
13 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 32 9 9 14 27 48 -21 36 L D W W L
14 Valencia VAL Valencia 32 8 11 13 40 47 -7 35 L D D L W
15 Getafe GET Getafe 31 7 10 14 22 34 -12 31 D L D D D
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 32 7 9 16 27 48 -21 30 W W D L L
17 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 31 5 13 13 28 42 -14 28 D L L D D
18 Huesca HUE Huesca 31 5 12 14 31 46 -15 27 L W W D L
19 Elche ELC Elche 32 5 12 15 28 49 -21 27 D L L D D
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 31 4 11 16 22 41 -19 23 L L L D L

Key

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Conference League Qualifiers
Relegation

Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Atletico strengthen their grip on first place, while Granada remain in eighth.
Correa's deflected strike ensures that Atletico extend their lead at the top of La Liga to eight points. This was a battle for the leaders throughout; a tight first half was punctuated by Sanchez wastefully heading wide from a corner for Granada, and despite a few chances for Suarez, Atletico couldn't complain about heading in level. The second 45 opened up, however, when Llorente brilliantly steered in a low shot from 20 yards. The hosts weren't going to make this simple for Atletico though, and they instantly equalised when Herrera scrapped in a corner. Atletico didn't lose confidence and they regained the lead quickly through a deflected strike of their own - Correa was the crucial goalscorer. From there, the away side dropped deep and held off a late flurry of set-pieces to claim a priceless victory.    
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Granada 1-2 Atletico Madrid
90' + 2' Granada's hopes begin to fade as Molina fouls Koke on the edge of the box.  
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added as Granada continue to hunt for a late equaliser.   
Y. Carrasco
Yellow Card
90' Carrasco joins Llorente in the book after sliding in on Duarte from behind to prevent the defender from clearing it upfield.   
Koke
Yellow Card
88' Koke is booked after a late challenge on Quina. 
88' Suarez has a one-on-one brilliantly saved by Silva, but - with the flag up after the effort - it wouldn't have counted.  
86' Granada win another promising free-kick near the touchline, but Felipe heads away Neva's curling delivery.  
84' Suarez goes down under a heavy aerial challenge from Duarte and waits for treatment, as Atletico eat into the little time remaining.  
82' The away side repel a free-kick and then a corner as Granada hurl a series of set-pieces into the box.  
81' Atletico are suddenly sitting incredibly deep as they attempt to absorb any late pressure from the hosts.  
Domingos Quina
D. Foulquier
79' Foulquier also departs with Quina taking his spot.
Alberto Soro
D. Machís
79' Machis makes way for Soro as Granada make another double change to inject energy into the game.
78' Atletico will be hoping to hold onto this second goal much more effectively than the first. The hosts now have 10 minutes to try and find a second equaliser.  
S. Savić
Yellow Card
77' Savic is booked after clipping Diaz to stop a counter-attack.
Llorente
Assist
75' Llorente has been superb in this second period and it was his driving run that opened up the space for Correa's shot to fortuitously deflect in.  
Á. Correa
Goal
75' CORREA! 2-1 ATLETICO! The away side retake the lead as Llorente rides two challenges inside the box, before laying it off to Correa whose angled drive flicks off Vallejo and loops over Silva and into the far corner!
73' The away side continue to search for a second goal as Saul heads Correa's cross a few yards wide of the far post.   
71' This game has really opened up now as Atletico surge forward, only for Suarez's cross to narrowly evade Correa.  
Antonio Puertas
Kenedy
69' Kenedy also departs with Diaz taking his place in attack.
M. Gonalons
Montoro
69' Granada make a double substitution after the goal: the first change sees Montoro make way for Gonalons.
68' Atletico will be frustrated to concede an equaliser so soon after scoring. And it was soft too; they failed to clear the corner and eventually Herrera managed to scrap it in!
Y. Herrera
Goal
66' HERRERA! 1-1! Granada equalise instantly! The away side struggle to clear a corner, allowing Machis to poke it across goal where Herrera is on hand to lunge in and slice a shot off Hermoso and beyond Oblak!
Koke
Assist
63' It was a neat pass from Koke into Llorente, but surely even he didn't expect that result!
Llorente
Goal
63' LLORENTE! 1-0! It's a brilliant strike from the midfielder! Llorente takes a pass from Koke and darts inside Duarte before hitting a rasping, left-footed shot from the edge of the area that accurately nestles into the bottom corner at the near post!
62' This game is ideally poised right now! Atletico are steadily pushing harder and harder for the opening goal, but Grenada are looking almost as dangerous on the break.  
60' Huge opening for Suarez! Felipe glances Carrasco's corner to the back post where Suarez is unmarked! However, the striker takes an uncharacteristically heavy touch and the ball bobbles out of play before he can strike it!
Y. Herrera
Y. Eteki
58' Eteki is replaced by Herrera in midfield.
56' Chance for Molina! The striker drops to the penalty spot to receive Foulquier's squared pass, only to blast a clean shot well over the bar under little pressure!
54' Atletico have been much more proactive than usual today; they've had 63 per cent possession - a sharp increase from their average of 52 per cent across the season.  
53' Almost a bizarre goal from Kenedy! The attacker skews in a cross from deep that flashes over Oblak and inches wide of the far post! The goalkeeper was certainly relieved to see that go wide!
52' Granada spring a counter-attack of their own, before Machis wins a free-kick under pressure from Vrsaljko. Montoro clips the resulting set-piece into the box, but it amounts to nothing as Eteki lashes a 25-yard volley over the bar.
50' Atletico have started with plenty of intent in this half - they're rapidly moving the ball into dangerous areas and they're crossing at every opportunity.   
48' Suarez hits the bar! Correa's chipped cross sails through to Suarez at the back post, who slams a volley into the ground that bounces up and off the underside of the bar!
46' Granada get the second 45 underway.
Š. Vrsaljko
G. Kondogbia
46' Kondogbia is replaced by Vrsaljko at half time.
The teams have had three 0-0 results combined so far this season, so you'd expect one side to make a breakthrough at some point in the second period.   
Both sides have had chances, but it remains 0-0 going into the break. Atletico had the majority of the opportunities and could have taken the lead early on, when Correa shimmied past Sanchez only to poke a shot straight at Silva. However, Granada had their moments too, and Sanchez will be rueing his miss when he beat Oblak to a corner. Nevertheless, with Suarez going close twice after that, the hosts will be pleased to be heading in level at half time.   
45' HALF TIME: Granada 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Saúl
Yellow Card
43' Saul slides in late on Kenedy and earns himself a yellow card.   
42' Atletico zip a series of quick passes inside the box, but Suarez can't quite connect with Koke's cushioned header and the hosts clear.  
40' Kenedy darts inside and past Llorente, before bending a shot that Kondogbia deflects to safety.  
L. Suárez
Yellow Card
39' Suarez is booked after tripping Neva near the left touchline.  
38' The resulting corner amounts to nothing, as Hermoso is penalised for climbing on Eteki.  
36' Suarez latches onto Correa's poked pass inside the box, but his shot is blocked away by Sanchez.   
34' The hosts work a clever short corner, but Machis' eventual cross ricochets away for a goal kick.
32' Granada have managed just two shots from inside the box so far, as they struggle to break through this disciplined Atletico defence.   
30' Strong save from Silva! Kondogbia's scoops a deft pass over the defence and into the path of Suarez, whose fizzed volley is blocked instinctively away by Silva!
28' Vallejo beats Carrasco to Llorente's searching throughball and lunges in to knock it out of play.  
26' Almost for Atletico! Suarez intelligently receives a pass down the channel and slaloms towards goal before cutting it back towards Llorente, only for Sanchez to hack it away just before the midfielder can apply a finish.
24' Machis controls a high pass, but just as he looks set to run at Hermoso the referee brings play back for a handball in the build-up.   
22' Foulquier and Machis are combining neatly down the right flank on every occasion and it looks like Granada are targeting Atletico in that area currently.    
20' Atletico are sitting deep and inviting Granada to commit players forward, in the hope of hitting them with a rapid counter-attack.   
18' Kondogbia dances through the Granada midfield, before threading a pass through to Suarez who wastefully curls his shot well wide.  
16' Granada have settled down after a nervous start and they're beginning to apply a little pressure on Atletico.  
14' Huge chance for Sanchez! Sanchez beats Oblak to Foulquier's inswinging corner, but he can only glance his header wide from close range!
11' Molina attempts to divert Neva's cutback towards goal, but it's blocked away by Savic.
9' Atletico have started brightly; they've been cutting through Granada with every counter-attack and they look in an extremely confident mood.
7' Chance for Correa! Carrasco quickly leads a counter-attack through the heart of midfield and slips in Correa, who jinks past Sanchez to find himself with a clear shot at goal, but he manages to poke it straight at Silva from eight yards!
5' Carrasco whips in a vicious cross from the right flank, but Vallejo skilfully manages to hook it to safety.      
3' Granada will need to be wary of the away side's potency on the road. Atletico have won their last four away La Liga games, scoring at least two goals in each of them - they last won five in a row away from home in the competition in 2014.
1' Atletico Madrid get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Granada have failed to win in their last 20 La Liga games against Atletico (D5 L15), failing to score in 13 of them, their longest current winless run against an opponent in La Liga.
Atletico make two changes: Lodi makes way for Carrasco, while Gimenez is replaced by Hermoso.
Granada make three changes to the side that drew with Levante last time out: Perez, Marin and Suarez make way with Sanchez, Neva and Machis taking their place in the lineup.  
SUBS: Ivo Grbic, Alvaro Garcia, Sergio Camello, Sime Vrsaljko, Lucas Torreira, Renan Lodi.
ATLETICO MADRID (3-1-4-2): Jan Oblak; Felipe, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso; Geoffrey Kondogbia; Yannick Carrasco, Marcos Llorente, Koke, Saul Niguez; Angel Correa, Luis Suarez.
SUBS: Alberto Soro, Victor Diaz, Joao Costa, Antonio Puertas, Adrian Marin, Yangel Herrera, Fede Vico, Domingos Quina, Aaron Escandell, Maxime Gonalons, Daniel Plomer, Nehuen Perez.
GRANADA (3-4-2-1): Rui Silva; Domingos Duarte, German Sanchez, Jesus Vallejo; Dimitri Folquier, Yan Eteki, Angel Montoro, Carlos Neva; Kenedy, Darwin Machis; Jorge Molina.
Atletico, meanwhile, are flying. They’re five points clear at the top of the league (with two games in hand on second-place Real Madrid) and they’ll be looking for their 17th win of the season today.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this La Liga fixture between Granada and Atletico Madrid. The hosts are eighth in the table and have had a strong season so far, but with one win from their last six, they’ll be hoping for three points to arrest their slide today.