Atletico beat Cordoba to keep pace with leaders

Sunday 2nd November , 2014 12:10 pm

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid moved to within a point of leaders Real Madrid with a comfortable win at home to Cordoba.

Antoine Griezmann scored twice and Koke had a hand in three goals as Atletico kept the pressure on city rivals Real at the top of the table.

Griezmann’s double sandwiched Nabil Ghilas’s leveller.

Mario Mandzukic and Raul Garcia put the result beyond doubt for the hosts before Ghilas scored his second.

The result puts Atletico in second place temporarily, following Barcelona’s shock home defeat by Celta Vigo, but Sevilla would move top with victory at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid

There are five points separating the top six in La Liga

Diego Simeone

Atletico manager Diego Simeone took his side to the title last season

Mario Mandzukic

Atletico’s Mario Mandzukic, left, celebrates his goal with Koke

Source: BBC Sport