La Liga Review: Atletico Capitalise On Barcelona To Narrow Gap With Valencia Win

Atletico Madrid have moved within nine points of Spanish La Liga leaders Barcelona after they defeated Valencia 1-0 at the new Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night.

Argentina forward Angel Correa scored the only goal of the game just before the hour mark to hand his side the maximum points at stake.

Leaders Barcelona had earlier played out a 1-1 draw at Catalan rivals Espanyol after superstar forward Lionel Messi came off the bench to create Gerard Pique’s 82nd minute leveller.

Gérard Moreno had given the hosts a suprising lead midway into the second half before Pique rescued a point for Barcelona to preserve their unbeaten run in the league.

Week 22 Results (Sunday)

Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona

Girona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Valencia

Getafe 0-0 Leganes

Standings (Top 6 via Points):

1. Barcelona 58

2. Atletico Madrid 49

3. Valencia 40

4. Real Madrid 39

5. Villareal 37

6. Sevilla 33