Atletico Madrid beat Villarreal at the end of the game 2-1.

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Atletico Madrid returned to the top four after a narrow 2-1 win over Villarreal in La Liga football game on Monday.

Atletico Madrid started well, taking a 1-0 lead from the 9th minute from a corner kick on the left that. Rodrygo Riquelme threw to Axel Witsel, who headed the first post and sent the ball into the far post in an excellent manner.UFABET

Another 9 minutes later, Atletico Madrid almost got it again. Rodrigo Riquelme opened the ball into the penalty area for Memphis Depay to flick and shoot at the first post. The ball bounces on the ground and is difficult to catch. But he was shocked and narrowly missed out on a save.

In the 25th minute, Villarreal had some chances from Gerard Moreno, got the ball on the left side. Before cutting inside and hitting with the left. But the ball soared over the crossbar and out.

Atletico Madrid responded seven minutes later. When Rodrigo Riquelme set up a fortress to shoot a shot almost 30 yards in front of the penalty area. The ball shot up hard, but it was just off the back post. Then at the end of the first half, Atletico Madrid led 1-0.

The second half returned to play only 5 minutes. Villarreal was the one to equalize 1-1 after winning the ball back in front of the penalty area. Before Gerard Moreno nudged Alexander Soerloth fired a decisive shot from his left into the penalty area.

Atletico team manager Diego Simeone had to adjust the game. By sending Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa and Cesar Azpilicueta to replace Memphis Depay, Ongtuan Griezmann and Axel Witsel in the 66th minute. 

In the 77th minute, Atletico Madrid had a chance to overtake the lead. When Cesar Azpilicueta Crossing the ball from the right into the penalty area, Alvaro Morata took the shot. But the ball was not too far away, Philip Jorgensen rushed to grab it.

Atletico Madrid scored a 2-1 victory in the 88th minute from a substitute, Correa passing the ball to Azpilicueta. Another bounce went to Saul Niguez, another reserve who had only been on for 4 minutes. Shooting with his left in the penalty area and sending the ball into the post.

After that, at the end of the game, Atletico Madrid collected 3 important points by defeating Villarreal 2-1. Overtaking Athletic Bilbao to return to the top four again.