Friendly fire saved the Atletico Madrid team from the trap of a negative draw with its host Valencia and led it to continue its successive victories in the Spanish Football League with a precious and late 1-0 victory today, Saturday, in the eleventh stage of the competition, which today also saw Elche tied 1-1 with Cadiz.
Atlético continued its wonderful start in the tournament this season and raised its tally to 23 points to compete with Real Sociedad in the lead, although the latter outperformed by goal difference only. There remain two postponed matches for Atletico in the competition, while Sociedad plays its match at this stage on Sunday in front of its guest Villarreal, through which he can be alone in the lead temporarily.
The first half of the match ended with a goalless draw between the two teams until the 79th minute, which saw the only goal of the match signed by Antonio Latorre (Lato), Valencia defender, by mistake in his own goal.
Valencia achieved its sixth successive victory in the Spanish League and maintained its unbeaten record in nine matches in the competition to remain the only team that has not suffered any defeat in the competition so far.
On the other hand, Valencia stuck at 12 points in tenth place after it suffered its fifth defeat in exchange for three wins and three draws in 11 matches it played in the competition this season.
In another interview, Elche and Cadiz tied in the match between the two teams at Manuel Martínez Valero, and Lucas Boyé scored the first goal for the home team in the 38th minute. The guest team scored the equalizer in the 55th minute of the second half by Alvaro Giménez, as he knew. Cadiz’s only goal score was sent off in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the first half in the same match.