La Liga Football News – Atletico Drew 2-2 Breathtakingly with Villareal

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La Liga Football News – Atletico Drew 2-2 Breathtakingly with Villareal
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Geoffrey Kondogbia rescued a point for Atletico Madrid with a second-half strike in a La Liga clash on Sunday. So, in the weekend’s La Liga football news, the defending champions, Atletico, drew 2-2 breathtakingly with Villareal.

Atletico are, as a result, fourth in standings with 33 points from 20 matches, 16 points behind leaders Real Madrid.

On the other hand, Villarreal are just within reach of the top four European spots, placing eighth with 29 points.

La Liga Football News – Atletico Drew 2-2 Breathtakingly with Villareal

Striker Angel Correa scored a brilliant goal from midfield to hand Atletico the lead. But Pau Torres equalised after pouncing on a rebound following a free kick in the 29th minute.

Villarreal went ahead early in the second half after Alberto Moreno fired in a low shot. Howver, Kondogbia made sure Atletico earned a share of the points when he netted the ball past goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli.

Atletico’s Correa then intercepted a pass from Dani Parejo in the centre circle and lobbed Rulli with a dazzling effort. This is how he scored.

Jan Oblak appeared to have preserved Atletico’s lead when he blocked a Gerard Moreno penalty kick in the 23rd minute. But Torres pounced on the rebound to level at 1-1.

The hosts then went ahead when Gerard Moreno slipped the ball through to Alberto Moreno. Moreno rifled it into the back of the net.

However, their lead lasted less than 10 minutes as Kondogbia’s strike secured Atletico a point.

Atletico went down to 10 men in the dying seconds when Kondogbia was sent off for a second yellow card.

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