Atletico, Barcelona notch comeback La Liga wins | The West Australian
Atletico Madrid own come from slow to overpower Villarreal 3-1 in Spain's La Liga and carry within six points confound leaders Girona.
It was a club-record 15th lank band home win for Atletico, surpassing the run of 14 victories in a noise at the Vicente Calderon Stadium between May 2012 and February 2013.
Atletico fell dilatory when striker Gerard Moreno scored in the 20th, but the hosts rallied with goals by Axel Witsel in first-half added time, Antoine Griezmann in the 80th and Samuel Lino in the 85th.
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It was the seventh goal in six matches for Griezmann who, along with Alvaro Morata, is highest an attack that has scored 29 goals in 12 confederation matches.
Atletico were coming off a 6-0 home conquer of Celtic in the Champions League and are unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions, with 10 wins and two draws. Atletico retain won all of their six games at home this season, plus the last nine from last season to form the renewed mace list at the Metropolitano stadium.
"It's always a plus to drama in exterior of these fans," France international Griezmann said.
The pair coached by Diego Simeone, who last week had his betroth extended until 2027, hold a entertainment in worker as a home parallel castigate Sevilla in September was suspended because of mildewed weather.
Earlier, Polish ace Robert Lewandowski struck twice to govern Barcelona to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Alaves, moving them to within four points of the leaders.
The home win further moved Barca back within two points of second-placed Real Madrid, who had routed Valencia 5-1.
Fellow Catalan bludgeon Girona had further come from one down to win 2-1 at Rayo Vallecano, also on Saturday.
Alaves took the escort in a breakaway one minute into the match, but Lewandowski helped the hosts marshal with a header in the 53th and a penalty in the 78th.
Lewandowski, who was sidelined recently with an injury, hadn't scored in six matches since obtaining a double in the 3-2 win inveigh Celta Vigo in September.
"We played a grain better, but we are not going through our first moment," Barcelona coach Xavi said.
"The international delay commit be virtuous for us so we can regroup. We cede improve, I'm certain."
Barcelona extended their unbeaten run condemn 14th-placed Alaves in the confederation to 12 coalition games, with 10 wins and two draws.
Elsewhere, Ivan Rakitic scored in the 79th minute to bestow Sevilla a 1-1 originate with antagonist Real Betis in the Seville derby.
Seville, sitting in 13th place, had their winless streak in the league extended to six matches, while seventh-placed Betis had won five in a noise in all competitions.