Highlights:Almeria Goalkeeper's Heroics Deny Atletico Madrid Victory in 1-1 Draw
- World Soccer Today -
Atletico Madrid failed to win and only earned a tie in their match against Almeria, resulting in the loss of two additional points in the standings.
Atletico Madrid's poor performance continues as they were only able to secure a 1-1 draw against Almeria in their La Liga match on Sunday.
Despite taking an early lead through Angel Correa, the visitors were unable to hold on to the lead as El Bilal Toure equalized for Almeria.
Atletico had multiple opportunities to secure the win in the second half but were denied by the opposing team's goalkeeper, Fernando Martinez.
The match ended on a sour note for Atletico as substitute Sergio Reguilon was sent off due to receiving two yellow cards in a span of five minutes.
Atletico has now only won one of their last six league games and currently sit 13 points behind leaders Barcelona.
The Argentine player scored a goal at the near post, earning his 50th league goal for the team.
Almeria attempted to quickly respond, performing well in the first half.
The home team eventually tied the game before halftime through Toure, who scored his fourth league goal of the season with a strong header from a cross by Lucas Robertone.
Toure found an opening behind Axel Witsel and made a great use of it.
Robertone continued to be a problem for Atletico in the second half, providing a good pass to the Colombian striker Suarez, but he missed the shot.
Atletico's substitute player, Morata, had the chance to tie the game at the end of a fast counter attack, but the Almeria goalkeeper, Fernando, saved his shot and then cleared the ball to safety.
Fernando then made another impressive save using his leg to stop Correa from scoring at point blank range.
These saves by Fernando helped his team move three points clear of the relegation zone and up to 13th place.
Earlier, Espanyol won 2-1 against Getafe, with the striker Joselu scoring from a distance of around 40 yards.
Joselu lobbed the ball over David Soria in the sixth minute to take the lead, but Enes Unal equalized with a great shot from the left.
The game was won for the visitors by Javi Puado with a solo dribble and goal in the second half, helping Espanyol to climb to 14th place, on the same points as their opponents Getafe, who are now 15th.
This win means that Sevilla temporarily dropped to 18th place after their defeat against Girona on Saturday.