Griezmann strikes to put Atletico Madrid 1-0 up over Athletic Club

BILBAO: Antoine Griezmann scored the winner as Atletico Madrid edged past home side Athletic Club 1-0 to jump into the top three of the LaLiga table on Saturday.

Athletic failed to continue their undefeated streak, recording two wins and a draw, in the last three games against Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann scored the match’s lone goal early in the second half after a brilliant cross from Morata to take his side home.

Meanwhile, in another thrilling game on Saturday, Elche came from behind to deny Valencia a home win as Pere Mille scored a brace to finish on a 2-2 draw.

Edinson Cavani scored twice within ten minutes to put Valencia 2-1 up before the second half. Mille, however, netted the equalizer in the 67th minute after a penalty in the first half.

At San Moix, Nemanja Gudelj struck in the 53rd minute to help Sevilla seal a close 1-0 win over Mallorca as the two teams engaged in a tough contest.

Chrithian Stuani scored late into the stoppage time to help Girona escape a home defeat over Cadiz in another matchday nine fixture on Saturday.

The action-filled tournament is being telecasted live on Pakistan’s first HD Sports channel – A Sports and is simultaneously streamed on the digital platform of ARY Digital Network – ARY ZAP in crystal clear HD quality.