The first half of the game was dominated by Madrid, but they were unable to score. After Angel Correa’s action, the first part of the game may have been threatening, but after a spectacular dribble, he hit Rui Silva. The goalkeeper defended the attempt confidently.
Throughout the meeting, the 25-year-old was involved and he wanted to shoot again in the 10th minute. The ball did, however, pass over the crossbar. Luis Suarez was stopped moments later by Rui Silva, who made a good decision to abandon the goal.
After the first part of the game, the hosts replied with an effort. German Sanchez closed down a pass from a corner kick, but he was incorrect in centimeters. On the other end, Suarez was just as close, running into the box and firing past the left post.
The Uruguayan managed to bring the ball into the goal this time after half an hour of play. Only after the break, the Atletico striker made his presence known again. In the penalty area, the 34-year-old picked up a pass and struck the crossbar. Within the 66th minute, the visitors had more luck. The pass to Koke by Marcos Llorente was well positioned behind the defenders.
The 26-year-old midfielder managed to beat Rui Silva with a flat shot.
Three minutes later, Granada replied. Yangel Herrera wanted to shoot and the ball ricocheted into the net. Jan Oblak had no chance to respond in this scenario. Atletico believed that more possibilities had to be created by their good play.
In the 75th minute, the team from the Spanish capital went into the lead again. Marcos Llorente this time passed, and luckily after a ricochet Angel Correa scored into the net.
Atletico has played one game less than Real Madrid, but the Kings are still eight points ahead. The squad of Diego Simeone has a nine-point lead over Barcelona already.
On Saturday, Blaugrana will still be up against Deportivo Alaves.