Atletico held to last minute draw to Vallecano


Atletico Madrid were held to a last-minute draw at home to Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.

Alvaro Morata put the hosts ahead as he latched on to a well-timed Antoine Griezmann cross to tap home.

Diego Simeone’s side seemed headed for a fourth consecutive win but Radamel Falcao’s injury-time penalty meant the points shared.

Watch the equalizer goals between Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano!

The result was further soured by France winger Thomas Lemar being force off the pitch through injury.

Atletico now sit two points below second-place Barcelona but have played a game more,

with Vallecano in 10th.

It ended in dramatic fashion as Valencia were held to a 1-1 draw by Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Edinson Cavani struck early on to give the visitors

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Sevilla’s Papu Gomez received a red card in the 12th minute of additional time only for it to be rescinded by the video assistant referee,

with Kike Salas then sent off for a foul on Thierry Correia and Valencia handed a penalty.

But Jose Gaya squandered his chance to secure all three points with his tame penalty easily met by Sevilla goalkeeper Bono.

Valencia are now five games unbeaten and sit eighth in the table,

while Sevilla are 11th.

Points also shared as Getafe drew 2-2 at home to Athletic Bilbao.

Inaki Williams found the net within the first two minutes of the game but Carles Alena levelled the scoring for Getafe.

The second half was a similar affair with Raul Garcia

putting Bilbao ahead but Munir El Haddadi responding for the hosts.

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Athletic Club have now failed to win their last three games in La Liga but remain in sixth place. Getafe are winless in four and lie 15th.

Atletico Madrid held to a 1-1 draw

with Rayo Vallecano in LaLiga on Tuesday after Radamel Falcao scored an injury-time equaliser against his former club with an emphatic strike from the penalty spot.


The result left Atletico in third place,

two points behind Barcelona and five behind league leaders Real Madrid,

who both have a game in hand, while Rayo remain in 10th.

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Atletico’s hard pressing yielded the opening goal in the 20th minute when Antoine Griezmann

pinched the ball in Rayo’s defensive third and found Alvaro Morata in the box for the Spaniard to tuck away his fifth goal of the season.


who scored 70 goals for Atletico between 2011-2013,

stepped up and scored with aplomb and though the Colombian striker

refused to celebrate, his team mates engulfed him as they came away from the Metropolitano with a precious point.

Radamel Falcao scored a penalty in stoppage-time to deny Atletico Madrid victory and earn Rayo Vallecano a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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A 20th-minute strike from Alvaro Morata would have been the difference between the two sides in a low-key affair,

but a Jose Gimenez handball saw Vallecano given a penalty at the death, with Falcao the hero as he converted from the spot against his former club to give the visitors an unlikely point.

Atleti found their rhythm at the moment

that they needed it as Antoine Griezmann led a high press that forced the mistake from Fran Garcia. The Frenchman then had the awareness to find Morata, who swept home beyond the helpless Stole Dimitrievski.


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