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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Enes Unal (82', 90'+1')
  • Antoine Griezmann (20' PEN)
  • Vitolo (90'+3')

Enes Unal's double sees Villarreal stun Atletico Madrid

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Substitute Enes Unal scored twice in the final nine minutes as Villarreal dealt a major blow to Atletico Madrid's hopes of catching Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 victory.

Atletico took the lead thanks to a penalty converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 20th minute after the officials ruled the France international was knocked over in the area chasing a Diego Costa knockdown.

But Unal equalised with a superb glancing header at a corner in the 82nd minute, and the Manchester City loanee then steered in a 92nd-minute winner when Simeone's side were again caught out at a set piece.

Atletico tempers boiled over in stoppage time and Vitolo was sent off after clashing with Nicola Sansone.

Villarreal moved into fifth place with their second straight victory.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 33 +64 83
2 Atletico Madrid 34 +36 72
3 Real Madrid 33 +44 68
4 Valencia 34 +26 66
5 Real Betis 34 +1 56
6 Villarreal 33 +5 51
7 Sevilla FC 33 -11 48
8 Getafe 34 +8 48
9 Girona 34 -6 47
10 Celta Vigo 34 +6 45
11 Real Sociedad 34 +6 43
12 Eibar 34 -10 43
13 Alavés 34 -13 41
14 Athletic Bilbao 34 -5 40
15 Leganes 34 -13 40
16 Espanyol 34 -12 39
17 Levante 34 -17 37
18 Deportivo La Coruña 34 -33 28
19 Las Palmas 34 -47 21
20 Málaga 34 -29 20

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