Atletico Madrid had a close victory against Almeria in Match Day 29 of La Liga. Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring for Atletico Madrid with a goal at the 5th minute, putting them ahead 1-0. Almeria were able to equalize just before half time, as Jose Maria Gimenez found the back of the net in the 37th minute. However, Griezmann’s second goal of the match at 43rd minute gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win.
Jan Oblak (rating 6.2)
Fernando Martínez (rating 7.5)
A. Morata (A. Correa, 64)
A. Puigmal (H. Mendes, 58)
Atletico Madrid dominated the game with an impressive 64% ball possession. They made 19 shots on target and 7 on goal with Antoine Griezmann leading the team in terms of number of shots. Almeria, though they had a much lower 36% ball possession, still managed to make 2 shots on target, but none of them reached the goal. Samuel Costa was their best player in terms of hits on goal.
Atletico Madrid’s Koke had an impressive 90% pass accuracy from his 113 total passes, while Almeria’s Rodrigo Ely earned an even higher 96% pass accuracy with his 56 total passes. Nahuel Molina also had a strong showing for Atletico Madrid, making 3 key passes on the night. César de la Hoz made one key pass for Almeria. All in all, it was a good match for both teams in terms of passing accuracy and creativity.
Atletico Madrid had a strong defensive performance in their latest match, with 10 interceptions led by Mario Hermoso’s 3. Almeria kept up the pressure, with 8 interceptions of their own, led by Rodrigo Ely’s 2. Atletico Madrid had no interceptions of their own, while Almeria managed one courtesy of Houboulang Mendes’ effort. It was clear that both teams put in a great defensive effort to keep the score low.
The results of the face-to-face fights for ball show that Yannick Carrasco and Luis Javier Suárez are the leaders in their respective teams. Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid has won 7 of these fights, while Luis Javier Suárez from Almeria has won 6. Both players have demonstrated a strong ability to battle for control of the ball, and their skill is clearly evident in these results. They have shown that they are not afraid to fight for possession and will be an asset to their teams on the field.
- M. Llorente (Atletico Madrid) at 77 minute
- G. Kondogbia (Atletico Madrid) at 89 minute
- P. Barrios (Atletico Madrid) at 90 minute
- S. Babic (Almeria) at 28 minute
- R. Ely (Almeria) at 49 minute
- Rubi (Almeria) at 90 minute
- L. Ramazani (Almeria) at 90 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Atletico Madrid – WWWWW
- Almeria – LWDDL
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (17, Barcelona)
- Karim Benzema (14, Real Madrid)
- Joselu (12, Espanyol)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Iago Aspas (12, Celta Vigo)
- Atletico Madrid will play with Barcelona. April 23 at 14:15 (UTC), on Spotify Camp Nou.
- Almeria will play with Athletic Club. April 22 at 14:15 (UTC), on Power Horse Stadium – Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos.