Griezmann hits Atletico winner at Granada

Atletico Madrid is now just five points adrift of Sevilla in third as Antoine Griezmann headed home the winner in a vital 1-0 victory at Granada for Diego Simeone's men.

Griezmann scored the winner six minutes from time when he headed Koke's cross into the far corner.   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid is now just five points adrift of Sevilla in third as Antoine Griezmann headed home the winner in a vital 1-0 victory at Granada for Diego Simeone's men.

Atletico opened up a four-point gap on Real Sociedad in the battle for the fourth Champions League spot as it eventually wore down Granada at Nuevo Los Carmenes.

Yannick Carrasco headed inches wide for the visitor with the best chance of the first half.

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Carrasco was then denied by Guillermo Ochoa at the start of the second period, while Griezmann fired wastefully into the side-netting on his favoured left foot.

However, Griezmann made amends six minutes from time when he headed Koke's cross into the far corner.

Granada was then reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when midfielder Mubarak Wakaso was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Elsewhere, Sporting Gijon remain rooted in the relegation zone as Munir El Haddadi's header six minutes from time rescued Valencia a point from a 1-1 draw at Mestalla earlier on Saturday.

And former Marseille coach Michel got off to a losing start as Malaga boss as Edgar Mendez struck in stoppage time to hand 10-man Alaves a 2-1 win at La Rosaleda.

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