Atletico Madrid continued its collapse in the Spanish Football League, and took another step away from the title race, which it crowned last season, after its painful 1-2 loss against its host Granada, on Wednesday, in a postponed match from the ninth stage of the competition.
Atlético, who suffered their fifth loss in the championship this season and the fourth in a row, froze at 29 points in fifth place, a full 14 points behind their arch-rival Real Madrid (the leader), who is preparing to meet its host Athletic Bilbao in a match presented from the twenty-first stage. For the contest, later.
On the other hand, Granada, who won his second consecutive victory and third in his last four meetings in the championship, rose to 22 points in twelfth place.
Atlético scored an early goal through Portuguese Joao Felix in the second minute, but Darwin Matches equalized for Granada in the 17th minute, ending the first half with a 1-1 draw.
And the excitement continued in the second half, as Jorge Molina added the second goal for Granada in the 61st minute, so that Atlético tried to equalize and get at least one point, but to no avail.