Elche 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone’s men miss chance to lift rivals Real Madrid to second place as hosts win only their fourth game of the season
A terrible blunder by Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Ivo Grbic handed La Liga basement Elche a 1-0 home win on Sunday – only their fourth win of the season.
The Croatian keeper, replacing the injured Jan Oblak, let a long throw-in from the left touchline slip through his hands inside the penalty area, with Elche’s Fidel Chaves in the right place to kick the ball in a wide open. net in the 41st minute.
The defeat left Atletico third in the table on 69 points, two behind local rivals Real Madrid, who beat Getafe 1-0 on Saturday.
Runaway leaders Barca have 82 points and will have the chance to clinch their 27th La Liga crown with four games to go when they face Espanyol later on Sunday.