Thomas Partey’s Atletico Madrid bag comfortable 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao

Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid 2019-20
The Ghanaian’s commanding presence in midfield ensured the Spanish capital club took all the spoils this time around

Atletico Madrid’s three-game winless run in La Liga ended on Saturday with a 2-0 win against Athletic Bilbao at Wanda Metropolitano, Thomas Partey making his fourth consecutive start.

Diego Simeone’s men had drawn their last three league games against Real Madrid, Valladolid and Valencia, but this time Saul Niguez and Alavaro Morata scored in either half for the win. It was Atleti’s eighth clean sheet from 10 matches this season.

The result ties Los Rojibalancos level on points with league leaders Barcelona, who are not in action this weekend, after El Clasico was postponed due to security reasons and rescheduled for December 18.

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Partey was on the pitch for the whole 90 minutes of play and made 43 accurate passes (84.3%) and 60 touches, while he won three of six ground duels and one in three aerial battles.

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The 26-year old Ghanaian also made two tackles and two clearances.

Atleti are on the road to Alaves for their next league encounter.