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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Enes Ünal (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 20 +35 46
2 Atletico Madrid 20 +17 41
3 Real Madrid 20 +6 36
4 Sevilla FC 20 +9 33
5 Alavés 20 -1 32
6 Getafe 20 +9 31
7 Real Betis 20 0 29
8 Real Sociedad 20 +1 26
9 Valencia 20 +1 26
10 Levante 20 -3 26
11 Eibar 20 -4 25
12 Girona 20 -3 24
13 Espanyol 20 -9 24
14 Athletic Bilbao 20 -5 23
15 Leganes 20 -6 22
16 Real Valladolid 20 -6 22
17 Celta Vigo 20 -2 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 20 -12 20
19 Villarreal 20 -5 18
20 Huesca 20 -22 11