LALIGA

Carrasco and Lemar turn tables on Espanyol

Espanyol took the lead against Atlético Madrid with Antoine Griezmann making his second debut for the champions but late goals saw the champions prevail.

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Carrasco and Lemar turn tables on Espanyol
JOSEP LAGO AFP

Thomas Lemar scored in the ninth minute of added time to give Atlético Madrid a last-gasp 1-2 victory away at newly-promoted Espanyol in LaLiga on Sunday. Yannick Carrasco levelled for the visitors 11 minutes from full-time after Raúl de Tomás had put the hosts in front in the first period with a sublime looping header.

Atleti leave it late

Carrasco's effort looked to have ensured the spoils would be shared. However, after the referee added 10 minutes of stoppage time on to a feisty encounter, Lemar broke into the Espanyol box in the final minute to fire past Diego López and secure all three points for Atleti.

The result means that Simeone's side provisionally move top of the table with 10 points from four games played with a number of the other sides at the top yet to play this weekend. Espanyol, meanwhile, have two points from their four games this campaign and remain just above the relegation zone.