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Atletico go top in Spain despite two missed penalties

Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid moved top of La Liga despite missing two penalties as Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro handed Diego Simeone’s men a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves extended his exceptional penalty record as he denied Griezmann and Gabi from the spot either side of Griezmann’s opener just after the hour mark. However, Gameiro finally sealed a deserved three points for Atletico in stoppage time to move a point clear of Real Madrid and two of Barcelona, who face Eibar and Celta Vigo respectively later on Sunday.
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