September 22, 2023

Atletico Madrid was held to a 1-1 draw at Almeria in the Spanish league, staying in fourth place and tied on points with fifth-place Villarreal and sixth-place Real Betis.

Ángel Correa put Atlético ahead in the 18th but El Bilal Touré equalized for the hosts in the 37th. Atlético defender Sergio Reguilón entered the match as a substitute in the 67th but was sent off with consecutive yellow cards in the 89th.

Atlético was coming off a 1-0 home loss to leader Barcelona, which is 13 points ahead of Atlético.

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Almería, winless in three straight league games, stayed in 13th place.

Earlier Sunday, Espanyol moved further from the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Getafe, with Joselu scoring the opening goal for the hosts with a shot from near the halfway line as the Getafe goalkeeper got caught out of position.

Defending league champion Madrid is in second place and Real Sociedad, which beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the Basque Country derby on Saturday, is third.

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