Suarez hits late Atletico winner at 10-man Alaves

Luis Suarez struck a 90th-minute winner for Atletico Madrid as they defeated 10-man Alaves 2-1 on Sunday to maneuver again above Actual Madrid on the prime of La Liga.

Marcos Llorente gave Atletico the lead at Mendizorroza shortly earlier than half-time with a deflected strike from simply exterior the realm.

Diego Simeone’s aspect appeared to have the sport underneath management when Alaves defender Victor Laguardia was despatched off on the hour following a VAR assessment for chopping down Thomas Lemar because the Frenchman ran in the direction of purpose.

Florian Lejeune headed towards the publish for Alaves earlier than a spectacular personal purpose on 84 minutes from Felipe threatened to price Atletico two very important factors, the Brazilian centre-back drilling past Jan Oblak as he tried to hack clear an tried cross.

Nevertheless, Suarez secured Atletico’s fourth consecutive win within the last minute because the Uruguayan tapped in from shut vary after the ball was slotted throughout purpose by substitute Joao Felix.

Atletico climbed two factors away from Actual Madrid and have two video games in hand on the defending champions.

Barcelona are lingering 13 factors adrift forward of their journey to backside aspect Huesca afterward Sunday. Lionel Messi is anticipated to return after lacking the 1-1 house draw towards Eibar in midweek.

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