Antoine Griezmann scored twice, together with straight from a nook, as Atlético Madrid defeated Actual Betis 2-1 on Sunday to maneuver as much as third in Spain’s La Liga.
After a goalless first-half, Griezmann’s ‘Olimpico’ objective gave Atlético the lead when Rui Silva failed to collect his nook – minutes after Betis had seen Luiz Henrique’s effort disallowed for an offside within the build-up.
The French worldwide scored his second via the legs of Silva after neat interaction with Ángel Correa and substitute Matheus Cunha.
Betis hit again via Nabil Fekir’s excellent free-kick and virtually drew degree in stoppage time when Álex Moreno’s header hit the bar.
It was a irritating finish to the sport for the house aspect, which is now fifth in La Liga – three factors behind Atlético and 11 behind chief Actual Madrid.
In line with Atlético, Griezmann is now third within the membership’s all-time scoring charts after Sunday’s sport with 147 targets, behind Luis Aragonés on 172 and Adrián Escudero on 169.
The win means Diego Simeone’s aspect went unbeaten in La Liga in October and subsequent performs Bayer Leverkusen within the Champions League on Wednesday, the place it wants a win to remain in competition for a spot within the knockout stage of the competitors.
Elsewhere, Barcelona continued its good kind this season with a snug 4-0 victory towards Athletic Bilbao.
Targets from Ousmane Dembélé, Sergi Roberto and Robert Lewandowski contained in the opening 22 minutes gave Barcelona a commanding lead, earlier than Ferrán Torres accomplished the rout within the second half.
Lewandowski’s first-half effort, which got here after an excellent run from Dembélé, took the Polish striker to 12 targets in La Liga this season – 5 greater than another participant.
Barça is now three factors behind Actual Madrid, its solely defeat within the league coming in El Clásico earlier this month.