Football NewsLuis Suarez wins La Liga for Atletico Madrid
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Atletico Madrid had a big drama against Valladolid. Brazilian Ronaldo’s owned team scored the first goal and Atletico had to make a come-back.


Clash against Valladolid and conceded goal

Atleti stated their intentions early on and looked to get at their hosts. Luis Suarez looked to have gone through inside a minute only to have set off from an offside position, but the Uruguayan did send a volley wide inside the opening 10 minutes as Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa looked lively. Toni Villa tested Jan Oblak with a long-range effort, but it was dragged and always looked to be an easy save for the Atleti goalkeeper.

Los Colchoneros, perhaps boosted by the news that Real Madrid had also fallen behind at home to Villarreal, kept pressing though and while they looked vulnerable to a counter-attack, they came close twice. First Kieran Trippier’s cross was headed into the side netting by Jawad El Yamiq, and Jordi Masip easily saved a header from the resulting corner.


Atletico Madrid’s championship mentality in the second half

Within 30 seconds of the second half starting, Suarez had another chance and Atletico had half-hearted appeals for a penalty. Marcos Llorente charged down the right and fell over under a slight touch as he squared to Suarez, whose headed effort was tame and never troubling the goal. Both Suarez and Llorente wanted a spot-kick for the contact on Llorente but their enquiries were emphatically waved away.

Valladolid should have gotten themselves back in front moments later, with Joao Felix and Renan Lodi ready to come on. Oblak pulled off a good save but the ball fell to Shon Weissman right in front of goal, though the forward somehow headed over the bar to Atleti’s relief.

After over an hour of edginess, Atleti finally got themselves ahead through a rather predictable source in Suarez, who grabbed his 21st of the season. Sergi Guardiola gifted the No.9 the ball just beyond the halfway line and he bore down on Masip’s goal before finishing from the edge of the area, allowing Los Rojiblancos to get one hand on the title.