Luis' goal helps cement Atletico Madrid in third place

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Atletico Madrid's fine form continued as Filipe Luis scored the victor in a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad to close to within seven points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).

Atletico were in control from the start and the Brazil global found the net from close range in the 28th minute after a quick exchange of passes with Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres.

Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all scouting Atletico Madrid's young left-back Theo Hernandez, who is having an outstanding season on loan at Alaves.

Atletico Madrid's Italian defender Filipe Luis (left) celebrates with French forward Antoine Griezmann after scoring.

However, the ball then rebounded invitingly back to him, only for Torres to fire it into the side-netting, to the disbelief of Atletico supporters.




Atletico's play was rather more disjointed at the start of the second half and La Real were encouraged by that, becoming increasingly in prominent in possession.

Angel Correa should have finished La Real off late on when he fired wide from just inside the area, but it mattered little as Atletico held on.

Giving inexpressible results in the course of the current season, to the finish the game of "mattress" stabilized and went to the usual victorious path, due to which Atletico won in the last round over Málaga 0-2, for a time broke out on the 3 line in the standings.

Hernandez has spent the entire season on loan at Alaves and has excelled throughout, topping the assists and dribbles categories for the mid table La Liga side.

Barca have bounced back from their disappointing 2-1 defeat at Deportivo with comfy wins in their last two, though they remain two points behind Real, despite having played a game more.

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