atletico madrid

Sky Sports: The first game back from the winter break has seen Atletico Madrid take over the top spot of the Spanish league at least for a day with former joint leaders Barcelona hosting Elche on Sunday.

A solitary goal late in the second half from Manchester United target Koke was enough to secure the victory for Diego Simeone’s side over Malaga in what was a tight match.

The match winner arrived on 70 minutes when Diego Costa passed the ball from the left hand side of the box to Adrian whose shot produced a save from Willy Caballero only to see the loose ball fall to the feet of Koke who smashed it into the empty net.