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SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
2 Valencia 10 4 1 34
3 Atletico 9 6 0 33
4 Real Madrid 9 4 2 31
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Saul Niguez and Jan Oblak impress as Atletico keep away streak alive

Saul Niguez found the back of the net for the second match in a row.
Saul Niguez found the back of the net for the second match in a row for surging Atletico.

Atletico Madrid did what they do best and dogged out a 1-0 win away to Real Betis on Sunday afternoon.

Saul's close-range effort on the half hour was enough to seal this for Los Rojiblancos, who are now unbeaten away from home in La Liga for 19 games -- dating back 12 months as they continue to keep the pressure on Barcelona at the top of the table.

They needed a Jan Oblak special to keep the scores level late on, however apart from the Slovenian's effort the result was rarely in doubt, despite...

Diego Simeone delighted with Atletico performance at Real Betis

Saul Niguez celebrates after his first-half goal.
Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winner.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's defensive strength and tactical flexibility after they ground out a 1-0 win at Real Betis in Sunday afternoon's La Liga clash.

After Atletico had spent the first 30 minutes soaking up pressure, Saul Niguez put the visitors ahead with a sliding finish at the back post.

Betis again had almost all the possession after the break, but the closest they came was a 20-yard strike by winger Christian Tello which brought a superb flying save from visiting...

Saul Niguez nets winner as Atletico Madrid edge Real Betis

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Saul Niguez scored the only goal as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 to keep Diego Simeone's team in the chase for the La Liga title.

Betis made a promising start by setting a fast tempo and pushing Atletico into their area.

But the visitors were comfortable in absorbing the pressure until a well-orchestrated counterattack tilted the contest in their favour.

Diego Godin found Sime Vrsaljko alone on the right flank with a long pass to start the move. The right-back quickly fired in a cross for...

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann out of Real Betis game with injury

Sid Lowe points to the two draws against Qarabag as Atletico Madrid's biggest downfall in their disappointing UCL campaign.

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann will miss Sunday's La Liga trip to Real Betis with a hamstring injury suffered in Tuesday's 1-1 Champions League draw at Chelsea.

Griezmann, who completed the 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge as the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finalists crashed out of the competition, was left out Atletico's squad on Saturday after he failed to recover from the injury.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who has said that "it's clear that no other player on our team has the...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FC 100 trio Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin talk to ESPN

The FC 100 is here! Take a look at who ranks at the top of each position.
The FC 100 is here! Take a look at who ranks at the top of each position.
The ESPN FC crew all have varying opinions as to who claims top spot in the ESPN FC 100 list of centre-backs.

The 2017 ESPN FC 100 was released on Monday and the reactions have been strong around the football world. Wednesday saw Man City and Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne discussing his ranking as the top attacking midfielder in the world.

On Thursday, Bayern Munich stars Manuel Neuer (No. 1 goalkeeper) and Robert Lewandowski (No. 1 striker) shared their thoughts with ESPN FC. So too did three of the most prominent South American stars in the list, Luis Suarez (No. 2 striker), Diego Godin (No. 4 centre-back)...