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Atletico endured in Granada, took tenth victory19-11-2012
Atletico Madrid recorded tenth victory in the tournament, defeatin with 1:0 in their visit to Granada in the match of 12th round of Primera Division. Only the leader in the standings Barcelona has more victories from Atletico this season - 11. Madrid are three points behind Barca , and are for on five before the third Real.
Granada did remain in last place above the relegation zone, with 11 points in their assets. However, the hosts were actually the better team in the first half and had their chances to take at least a point from it. In the 30th minute Thibault Courtois intervene decisively to save the cleanest position for the hosts, which is found in El-Arabi.
In the 35th minute and crossbar saved Atletico after the defense of the guests had pulled ahead, Torzhe hit on one of the pillars of Courtois. Thus ended and the first 45 minutes, with definitely more focused game by Granada.
After the break, however, the situation changed, Athletic woke up and began to organize more interesting attacks, and in the 61st minute finally opened the scoring. Arda Turan detected from close range after centering of Koke from the right in the empty from Tonyo corner for 0:1.
The game continued to be relatively equal, but Atletico did not allowed to Granada again to take over the initiative. The pure goal positions were not many, and the hosts had only one shot in the door in the second 45 minutes.
So Atletico continued to demonstrate fantastic form, while for Granada this was the fifth loss in the last six games.
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