Morata, Correa goals see Atletico earn 2-1 win over Almería


Atletico struggles but bags the three points at home vs. Almeria

Álvaro Morata and Ángel Correa goals give Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win over Almeria at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atlético Madrid beat Almería 2-1 on Sunday with first half goals from Alvaro Morata and Ángel Correa, extending the bottom side's winless streak in LaLiga to 16 games.

The victory moved Atlético to third, level with Barcelona on 34 points and five points behind league leaders Real Madrid.

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Antoine Griezmann had a goal ruled out for offside by VAR but he helped his side take the lead in the 17th minute when he won the ball high up the pitch before he found Morata, who dribbled into the box and rounded the goalkeeper to score.

Correa doubled the lead five minutes later when Marcos Llorente provided the cross from out wide for the Argentina forward to tap in from close range, another goal-scoring move that was orchestrated by Griezmann.

Almería halved the deficit through Léo Baptistão who scored just after the hour-mark when the forward pounced on a loose ball after Atlético goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a save.

Almería, the only LaLiga side yet to win a game this season, had their chances in the second half to steal a point, but Oblak stood firm to deny the visitors as Diego Simeone's side returned to winning ways after losing to Barcelona last weekend.