Top Four Hope Dashed As Atletico Madrid Draws Athletic Bilbao

Top Four Hope Dashed As Atletico Madrid Draws Athletic Bilbao 

Badmus Abdulsobur 

Following the La Liga resumption after  three-month suspension due to Covid-19 pandemic Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday 

However, missing out on the chance to utilise on slip-ups by their rivals for Champions League places.

Iker Muniain gave Athletic the lead in an empty San Mames stadium by slotting home in the 37th minute to complete a clever move but Atletico responded two minutes later when Diego Costa slotted in following a through ball 

The los rojiblancos  side had the better chance to win the game after the interval when Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon parried a cross from Renan Lodi into the path of Santiago Arias but the keeper recovered to block the rebound with his leg.

Atletico are sixth on 46 points, level with fifth-placed Getafe, who lost at Granada on Friday, and fourth-placed  Real Sociedad, who host Osasuna later on Sunday. Athletic are 10th on 38.

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