Atletico earns 3rd straight win in Spanish league after it rallies from 2-goal deficit to beat Cadiz
Baku, October 2, AZERTAC
Atletico Madrid rallied from a two-goal deficit to win its third straight game and move into the Champions League spots in the Spanish league, according to AP.
With a brace from Ángel Correa and a goal by Nahuel Molina, Atletico went from 2-1 down at halftime to beating Cadiz 3-2 on Sunday at the Metropolitano Stadium.
The victory moved Diego Simeone’s team to fourth place behind Girona, Barcelona and leader Real Madrid. Atletico has a game in hand and was coming off wins at Osasuna and against Madrid in the first city derby of the season.
Cadiz, winless in three matches and sitting in 12th place, got off to a fast start with Lucas Pires scoring in the 12th and Roger Martí in the 27th. Atletico pulled closer with Correa’s goal in the 32nd, and Nahuel Molina equalized for the hosts early in the second half before Correa got the winner from inside the area in the 66th.
Atletico has won 12 straight home matches at home in the league going back to last season, and it has not lost in 16 consecutive home matches against Cadiz, with 15 wins and a draw.
Cadiz remains winless in its last nine away league matches, since a 2-0 win at Real Betis in April.
Last-place Almeria couldn’t hold on to a three-goal lead at halftime after a hat trick by Luis Suárez in five minutes, drawing 3-3 with second-to-last Granada at home.
Real Betis ended its four-game winless streak in all competitions with a 3-0 win over Valencia.
Osasuna ended a five-game winless streak in all competitions with a 2-0 victory at promoted Alaves, with José Arnaiz and Ante Budimir scoring a goal in each half.