Betis 1-2 Atletico: Correa seals Rojiblancos’ 1st La Liga away win in 3 months
Super-sub Correa took just two minutes to positive affect Atletico
It took Angel Correa two minutes to do what Thomas Lemar was unable to do in the first 55 minutes of Atletico Madrid’s match away to Real Betis on Sunday evening.
Correa pressed Alex Moreno, forcing him into a mistake, and he then showed his composure in front of goal to take the ball round Joel Robles and pass into the empty net.
Diego Simeone’s decision to send on Angel Correa yielded a quick reward as the substitute scored in a 2-1 win over Real Betis.
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Angel Correa and Alvaro Morata scored second-half goals as Atletico Madrid ended a run of five successive away draws in LaLiga, recording a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Real Betis.
Diego Simeone’s decision to send on Correa for the ineffectual Thomas Lemar early in the second half reaped a rapid return, the forward finding the net just 97 seconds after his introduction off the bench.
After blocking a clearance from the dithering Alex Moreno, the Argentina international reacted quickly to seize on the loose ball and then round goalkeeper Joel Robles, allowing him to convert into an unguarded net.
Correa’s classy finish put his side on course for a first triumph on the road for Atletico since a 2-0 result against Real Mallorca way back on September 25.