European roundup: Atlético survive late Elche scare to stay in control of La Liga

  • Elche miss injury-time penalty in 1-0 win for leaders
  • Marcos Llorente’s goal enough for win over strugglers

Atlético Madrid stayed in charge of La Liga’s four-way title race by grinding out a 1-0 win at struggling Elche on Saturday but rode their luck to the extreme when the hosts missed a penalty in stoppage time.

Marcos Llorente scored the only goal of the game with a deflected shot in the 23rd minute but gave away the penalty in the 90th for a handball as Atleti defended their slim lead.

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