November 3, 2023 – Spanish News Agency
🌟 Las Palmas achieved a historic victory against visitors Atletico Madrid (2-1) on Friday, marking the opening match of La Liga’s 12th round.
🕵️♂️ In this article, we will delve into the sensational victory of Las Palmas, breaking their losing streak against Atletico Madrid under the helm of Argentine coach Diego Simeone. We will also analyze the standings of both teams and highlight key moments from the match.
🔥 Las Palmas Atletico Victory
⚽ Las Palmas Makes History
Las Palmas secured a historic win against Atletico Madrid, marking their first-ever victory against the “Rojoblancos” during Diego Simeone’s tenure. Previously, Las Palmas had lost all six of their encounters against the Spanish giants.
🏟️ At Gran Canaria Stadium
The match took place at the Gran Canaria Stadium, where Atletico Madrid suffered their second defeat of the season. This loss comes in contrast to their eight wins and one draw, preventing them from topping the La Liga table, with goal difference separating them from arch-rivals Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid still has a postponed match to play.
📊 Current Standings
With this result, Atletico Madrid remains in third place with 25 points, trailing both Real Madrid, who are in the top spot and Girona, who sit in second place, by a margin of 3 points.
📈 Las Palmas’ Rise
On the other hand, Las Palmas temporarily climbed to ninth place with 17 points after securing their fourth victory in their last five matches.
⚽ Las Palmas Takes the Lead
Las Palmas opened the scoring in the 51st minute when Kirian Rodriguez found the back of the net with a ground shot that Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak failed to stop.
🎯 Extending the Lead
Las Palmas capitalized on a defensive mistake by Atletico Madrid, with Moroccan midfielder Munir El Haddadi orchestrating the second goal in the 75th minute. He set up his teammate Benito Ramirez, who unleashed a powerful left-footed shot into the narrow corner of Oblak’s goal.
⚡ Atletico Madrid’s Response
Atletico Madrid managed to reduce the deficit as Angel Correa provided a cross from the right wing. Alvaro Morata pounced on it, redirecting the ball into the net in the 83rd minute.
🚀 Morata’s Missed Opportunity
Despite the late surge, Morata missed a crucial chance to equalize in the 90th minute when his shot struck the crossbar. Las Palmas’ goalkeeper made an acrobatic save to deny Pablo Sarabia’s dangerous attempt amidst a Madrid onslaught, securing a 2-1 victory for Las Palmas.
In a historic encounter, Las Palmas broke their curse against Atletico Madrid, emerging victorious with a 2-1 scoreline. The match showcased Las Palmas’ determination and resilience as they held off a late surge from Atletico Madrid, creating a memorable moment in La Liga.