Atlético Madrid achieved a 2-1 victory against its host Espanyol Barcelona last Saturday, thanks to the goals of its Belgian international star Yannick Carrasco.
Atletico Madrid are 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid, who came close to winning the Spanish League title with their victory last Sunday over Seville (3-2).
With this tie, Atletico Madrid added 61 points to the runner-up of the Spanish League, 14 points ahead of leaders Real Madrid, who will face Osasuna tonight.
On the other hand, Granada adds to its score 30 points in the eighteenth place in the list of the Spanish League, and is close to relegation to the second degree.
Atlético Madrid played the match with a basic formation consisting of: “Oblak, Llorente, Savic, Hermoso, Rinaldo, De Paul, Serrano, Koke, Carrasco, Correa, Griezmann.”
Atlético Madrid dominated the match from the start, but clashed with Granada’s strong defense and goalkeeper, in addition to violence sometimes in the tackles and cutting the ball.
And the Belgian Yannick Carrasco, the Atletico Madrid winger, was the most dangerous attacker in his team, through his dangerous shots on goal, and the crosses that he failed to take advantage of the home attackers.