Atletico Madrid blow chance to go top of La Liga

Atletico Madrid players [Photo: The Naked Convos]
Atletico Madrid players [Photo: The Naked Convos]

Atletico Madrid threw away the chance to go top of the Spanish La Liga o Saturday by conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 away to neighbours Leganes.

The result ensured their miserable run at the Madrid minnows dragged on.

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.

But Leganes hit back when striker Guido Carillo stabbed a loose ball over the line in the 82nd minute after full back Rodrigo Tarin’s cross thumped off the crossbar’s underside.

Atletico Madrid have failed to win their three games at Leganes since the latter were promoted to the top flight for the first time in 2016.

They drew their last two outings at Butarque 0-0.

Atletico Madrid are presently second with 20 points, one point behind champions FC Barcelona who visit Rayo Vallecano later on Saturday.(Reuters/NAN)

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