Wednesday, June 19

Atletico close in on Champions League spot with 1-0 Real win

Agencies

A first-half penalty by Yannick Carrasco earned Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory in a fiery derby clash against champions Real Madrid on Sunday, as the hosts tightened their grip on a place in next season’s Champions League.

According to Reuters, Diego Simeone’s side remain fourth in the standings on 64 points, six clear of Real Betis in fifth, and with three games left to play they edged closer to a top-four finish, to qualify for Europe’s top club competition.

“Everyone will compete to reach the goal, but it is a strong and decisive step,” Simeone told Movistar.

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