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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • German Sanchez (67')
  • Renan Lodi (60')

Atletico slip behind Barca with yet another draw

Atletico Madrid lost ground on leaders Barcelona as they were held 1-1 away to Granada on Saturday for a seventh draw in 14 La Liga games.

Diego Simeone's side went ahead on the hour mark through Brazilian leftback Renan Lodi but lost their lead soon after when Granada's German Sanchez outjumped his marker Hector Herrera and sent a header crashing into the net.

Simeone brought on record signing Joao Felix in search of a winner but his side barely managed to test Granada's keeper Rui Silva in the closing stages, although they were denied a penalty appeal when substitute Dario Poveda was felled in added time.

The draw keeps Atletico third in the standings on 25 points, three behind leaders Barcelona who beat Leganes 2-1 and have a game in hand, while Real Madrid are second on 25 and have two games in hand.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 14 +20 31
2 Real Madrid 14 +19 31
3 Sevilla FC 15 +5 30
4 Real Sociedad 15 +8 26
5 Athletic Bilbao 15 +8 26
6 Atletico Madrid 15 +6 25
7 Getafe 15 +7 24
8 Valencia 15 +1 23
9 Osasuna 15 +4 22
10 Granada 15 0 21
11 Levante 15 -3 20
12 Real Betis 15 -6 19
13 Villarreal 15 +4 18
14 Alavés 15 -3 18
15 Real Valladolid 15 -4 18
16 Eibar 15 -12 15
17 Mallorca 15 -9 14
18 Celta Vigo 15 -10 13
19 Espanyol 15 -18 9
20 Leganes 15 -17 6