Atletico subdues Valencia

Diego_SimeoneAtletico Madrid moved to within two wins of the La Liga title after Raul Garcia’s goal earned Diego Simeone’s side victory at Valencia.

The 27-year-old midfielder glanced Gabi’s angled pass into the net following a mix-up between keeper Vicente Guaita and Jeremy Mathieu.

Valencia enjoyed plenty of possession, Jonas heading a fine chance wide.

Atletico finished with 10 men after Juanfran was shown a straight red for bringing down midfielder Pablo Piatti.

Atletico’s ninth straight league win restored their six-point advantage at the top over title rivals Real Madrid, who beat Osasuna 4-0 at the Bernabeu on Saturday.


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