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Morata and Saul end Atletico’s winless run

Alvaro Morata, Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna, La LIga
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Atletico Madrid have managed to end their three-match winless run after victory against Osasuna

Scoreline: Atletico 2-0 Osasuna
Goalscorers: Morata, Saul

Diego Simeone’s men are having a rough patch this campaign. But Atletico were reentering La Liga after winning against Lokomotiv Moscow. Osasuna, meanwhile are having their fair share of problems and drew 1-1 to Sevilla in the last matchday.

Atletico’s starting XI saw three changes to the team that started their last Champions League match with Gimenez, Lemar, and Sanchez coming in. The visitors make an equal number of changes to the side that were held by Sevilla.

The first half of the match was very eventful for the home side. Atletico threatened Osasuna with various counters but failed to register a goal in any of them.

After some relentless attacking, the Rojiblancos finally got their lead at the 67th minute. Kieran Tripper’s cross met Alvaro Morata who, after finding himself unmarked, headed the ball into the back of the net.

Soon after, Atletico doubled their lead through Saul Niguez. The Atletico players exchanged a few passes near the opponent’s box. Saul got on the last receiving end and chipped past Herrera.

Atleti now move to the seventh place in the league table while Osasuna drop to the middle.