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2016/2017 Spanish Primera División
  • Yannick Carrasco (30', 47')
  • Filipe Luís (61')

Yannick Carrasco scores twice as Atletico Madrid beat Osasuna

Yannick Carrasco celebrates after scoring his second goal. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid kept themselves ahead in the battle with Sevilla for third place after a 3-0 win over bottom club Osasuna at the Vicente Calderon, but missed two late penalties.

Coach Diego Simeone opted to leave Antoine Griezmann on the bench, cautious ahead of next week's Champions League quarterfinal second leg at Leicester.

Atletico swept into the lead on 30 minutes when Belgian midfielder Yannick Carrasco drove the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area.

It was 2-0 just after the start of the second half as Carrasco found the net again as he headed in a cross from Nicolas Gaitan at the far post.

Defender Filipe Luis added a third on the hour when he was picked out in the left side of the penalty area by Angel Correa.

Atletico missed the chance to further extend their advantage in a bizarre finish which saw two penalties missed during the final minutes.

First, Osasuna goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu brought down Correa, only to save Carrasco's spot-kick with two minutes left.

As the game headed into the 90th minute, the referee again pointed to the spot for handball by Osasuna substitute Miguel De las Cuevas.

Sirigu, though, guessed correctly again, diving to stop Thomas Partey's penalty into the bottom-left corner.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 27 +32 58
2 Real Madrid 27 +30 56
3 Sevilla FC 27 +10 47
4 Real Sociedad 27 +12 46
5 Getafe 27 +12 46
6 Atletico Madrid 27 +10 45
7 Valencia 27 -1 42
8 Villarreal 27 +6 38
9 Granada 27 +1 38
10 Athletic Bilbao 27 +6 37
11 Osasuna 27 -4 34
12 Real Betis 27 -5 33
13 Levante 27 -8 33
14 Alavés 27 -8 32
15 Real Valladolid 27 -10 29
16 Eibar 27 -14 27
17 Celta Vigo 27 -12 26
18 Mallorca 27 -16 25
19 Leganes 27 -18 23
20 Espanyol 27 -23 20