THE BALL – João Félix scores in a hard-fought victory (see goals) (Spain)

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Atlético Madrid received and won, with difficulty, by 2-1, this Friday, Cadiz, third from the bottom, in the match which opened the 28th day of La Liga.

Former Benfica striker João Félix opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, putting pressure on Cadiz keeper Ledesma by intercepting the poor pass from Guardian visitor then, with a lot of class, shoot at the back of the net.

On top of the break, however, Cadiz equalized, through famed veteran striker Álvaro Negredo, with a header, beating former Benfica goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

In the second half, in one of the few chances constructed by Diego Simeone’s side, came the decisive goal, through Argentinian midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, in the rebound from the Ledesma defense, forward , after a first shot, by his compatriot Ángel Correa.

Cadiz reacted again and created danger, especially when Oblak went out badly between the posts, the ball fell on Luis Hernández who shot into the empty goal, however, Uruguayan center José María Giménez seemed, incredibly, to cut the headshot to the corner.

At 88′, the newcomer Javi Serrano, who had replaced João Félix (83′), was sent off after a reckless entry, leaving Atlético Madrid reduced to ten units and suffering until the last whistle.

With this result, Diego Simeone’s team climbs, on condition, to 3rd place in the championship, with 51 points in 28 matches, beating Barcelona, ​​even if the culés however register a late match and will play the game of this round, Sunday, at 8 p.m., at Camp Nou, with Osasuna. Also provisionally, Atlético Madrid, who won three consecutive games for the first time this season, reduced the gap with 2nd Sevilla (they also play Sunday at 1 p.m. at the home of Rayo Vallecano) from seven to four points. .

Cadiz remains in the penultimate place in the standings, first in the relegation zone.

See the objectives:

1-0, by João Félix (3′)

1-1, by Alvaro Negredo (45′)

2-1, by Rodrigo de Paul (68′)

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