Antoine Griezmann scores ‘Olimpico’ objective as Atlético Madrid beats Real Betis 2-1


Antoine Griezmann scored twice, together with immediately from a nook, as Atlético Madrid defeated Real Betis 2-1 on Sunday to maneuver as much as third in Spain’s La Liga.

After a goalless first-half, Griezmann’s ‘Olimpico’ objective gave Atlético the lead when Rui Silva failed to assemble his nook – minutes after Betis had seen Luiz Henrique’s effort disallowed for an offside within the build-up.

The French worldwide scored his second by way of the legs of Silva after neat interaction with Ángel Correa and substitute Matheus Cunha.

Betis hit again by way of Nabil Fekir’s excellent free-kick and nearly drew stage in stoppage time when Álex Moreno’s header hit the bar.

It was a irritating finish to the sport for the house aspect, which is now fifth in La Liga – three factors behind Atlético and 11 behind chief Real Madrid.

Based on Atlético, Griezmann is now third within the membership’s all-time scoring charts after Sunday’s recreation with 147 targets, behind Luis Aragonés on 172 and Adrián Escudero on 169.

The win means Diego Simeone’s aspect went unbeaten in La Liga in October and subsequent performs Bayer Leverkusen within the Champions League on Wednesday, the place it wants a win to remain in rivalry for a spot within the knockout stage of the competitors.

Elsewhere, Barcelona continued its good type this season with a snug 4-0 victory towards Athletic Bilbao.

Targets from Ousmane Dembélé, Sergi Roberto and Robert Lewandowski contained in the opening 22 minutes gave Barcelona a commanding lead, earlier than Ferrán Torres accomplished the rout within the second half.

Lewandowski’s first-half effort, which got here after an excellent run from Dembélé, took the Polish striker to 12 targets in La Liga this season – 5 greater than some other participant.

Barça is now three factors behind Real Madrid, its solely defeat within the league coming in El Clásico earlier this month.