When Angel Correa fired in after receiving a pass from England’s Kieran Trippier, Diego Simeone’s side took the lead – back in the squad after his 10-week ban for betting violations was suspended. With a thumping effort, Saul Niguez ensured victory in the 76th minute.
Atletico now has 41 points out of 16 matches, 4 points out of second-placed Real Madrid, who played two more matches. With the visitors delivering 13 efforts on target compared to their five, they were forced to work hard for their victory. However, only two saves of note had to be made by Atletico keeper Jan Oblak.
With forward Luis Suarez also coming close to scoring, Simeone’s men made the most of their opportunities, only to be denied by the brilliant.
Source: BBC Sport