Villarreal plays a good match against the league leaders despite having six injured players (1-0)
Villarreal showed courage and personality in its visit to the Vicente Calderon. The Yellows ended up losing by 1-0 with a goal by Raúl García -who prior to scoring his goal fouled Mario- despite dominating the second half. Marcelino’s men played the best they could despite having six injured players and showed a good image overall.
Club Atlético de Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Alderweireld, Godín, Filipe; Mario, Koke, Cristian Rodríguez (Tiago, 56’), Diego (Sosa, 69’); Raúl García and David Villa (Adrián, 60’).
Villarreal CF: Sergio Asenjo; Mario, Gabriel, Pantic, Jokic; Bruno, Pina, Trigueros (Jonathan Pereira, 68’), Cani (Moi Gómez, 81’), Joan Román (Aquino, 63’); and Perbet.
Goal: 1-0, min. 13: Raúl García.