Laliga: Atletico Go Fourth With Late Villarreal Winner

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Atletico Madrid grabbed an 87th minute 2-1 win over Villarreal on Monday, thanks to Saul Niguez as the club moved fourth in LaLiga.

Diego Simeone's side capitalised on Athletic Bilbao's defeat by LaLiga leaders Real Madrid on Sunday to move back into the Champions League qualification places, even if they left it late.

Axel Witsel nodded Atletico ahead after nine minutes but Alexander Sorloth pegged back the visitors soon after halftime of an entertaining clash.

Substitute Saul decided an even game in the final stages less than five minutes after coming on.

Atletico moved two points clear of Athletic with eight matches remaining, still trailing third-place Girona by seven points.