NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Luis Suarez led Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 win over Getafe in the Spanish League’s 16th week match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday local time (Thursday WIB).
Suarez scored his eighth Goal in the Spanish League this season with a free-kick sent by Yannick Carrasco in the 20th minute.
Five minutes before Suarez’s goal, Atletico actually had a good chance to open the scoring through Thomas Lemar, but his narrow corner shot hit the crossbar.
Suarez almost scored his second goal in the 26th minute when he jumped highest among the crowd inside the box to welcome a corner, but his header bounced high over the crossbar.
Getafe had a chance to counter but Angel Rodriguez’s close-range header was easily tamed by goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Xabier Etxeita’s header was too high.
The second half was not much of a chance and Diego Simeone marked his 500th game with Atletico with a narrow 1-0 win over Getafe.
The victory leaves Atletico at the top of the standings now 35 points adrift of city rivals Real Madrid.
Getafe (17), who have suffered their third defeat in the last five games, should be willing to drop to 14th, the Spanish League’s official website notes.
Getafe will try to break their bad trend when they host Valladolid in the opening game of 2021 on Saturday (2/1), while Atletico a day later travel to Alaves’ headquarters. (sak/ant)