News ID: 113375
Publish Date : 14 March 2023 - 21:46

Morata Goal Gives Atletico Dramatic Win at Girona

GIRONA (Reuters) - A last-gasp goal by Alvaro Morata stretched Atletico Madrid’s unbeaten LaLiga run to nine matches as they beat Girona 1-0 on Monday to strengthen their grip on third place in the standings.
Atletico moved to 48 points after seizing their opportunity to move three points clear of Real Sociedad in the race to finish third after the Basque side drew 1-1 with Mallorca on Sunday.
Girona, who had previously lost only one of their last eight home games in LaLiga, are in 12th place on 30 points, four points above relegation zone.
Atletico failed to score until stoppage time when substitute Morata bundled the ball in at the far post from a corner, but they suffered some anxious moments as the goal was disallowed for offside before VAR overturned the decision.
Atletico host relegation-threatened Valencia on Saturday, while Girona play at Rayo Vallecano.