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Atletico Madrid survive injury-time penalty to defeat Elche

Atletico Madrid survived an injury-time penalty to defeat Elche on Saturday.

Atletico will finish this LaLiga Santander weekend top of the table no matter what happens elsewhere, after earning the narrowest of 1-0 victories away at Elche.

Marcos Llorente's first half shot deflected in for a Rojiblanco lead, but Diego Simeone's side sleepwalked into danger in the second half and Elche won a stoppage time penalty, one which Fidel struck off the woodwork.

Atleti were left hanging on, but they starting with serious intent and ambition, with Elche hardly touching the ball in the opening 10 minutes.

They are currently five points ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid with one more game played.

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