Alaves avoid defeat and secure a 1-0 victory at home to Atleti

Alaves take the victory and the points as Atleti return home with nothing on Saturday

Alaves avoid defeat and secure a 1-0 victory at home to Atleti
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Alaves snatched all three points from Atletico Madrid in a 1-0 victory on Saturday, at the Estadio de Mendizorroza. Alaves were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Espanyol. Atleti, on the other hand, were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-1 victory against Getafe. After today's result, Alaves and Atleti sit 19th, (3 points) and 2nd, (14 points), in the table respectively, after 7 matches.

Alaves started the game well, with an early goal from Victor Laguardia in the 4th minute to see out the first half 1-0. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

For Alaves, Joselu, Facundo Pellistri, Tomas Pina, Alberto Rodriguez and Saul Garcia, came on for Mamadou Sylla, Miguel De la Fuente, Toni Moya, Ruben Duarte and Luis Rioja. Atleti brought on Matheus Cunha, Angel Correa, Renan Lodi, Hector Herrera and Sime Vrsaljko for Geoffrey Kondogbia, Kieran Trippier, Yannick Carrasco, Mario Hermoso and Marcos Llorente.

There were bookings for Mamadou Sylla and Mamadou Loum from Alaves. For Atleti, Stefan Savic, Kieran Trippier and Geoffrey Kondogbia saw yellow.

Alaves will next play Athletic Bilbao away, with Atleti facing Barcelona at home.

Technical card:
Alaves:Fernando Pacheco, Ximo Navarro, Victor Laguardia, Matt Miazga, Ruben Duarte (Alberto Rodriguez, min.79), Martin Aguirregabiria, Mamadou Loum, Toni Moya (Tomas Pina, min.79), Luis Rioja (Saul Garcia, min.87), Miguel De la Fuente (Facundo Pellistri, min.61) and Mamadou Sylla (Joselu, min.61)
Atletico Madrid:Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier (Angel Correa, min.59), Felipe, Mario Hermoso (Hector Herrera, min.62), Stefan Savic, Yannick Carrasco (Renan Lodi, min.59), Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia (Matheus Cunha, min.59), Marcos Llorente (Sime Vrsaljko, min.74), Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann
Stadium:the Estadio de Mendizorroza
Goals:Victor Laguardia (1-0, min. 4)

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