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  • Updated: January 23, 2022

La Liga: Atletico's Late Goals Secure Comeback Win Against Valencia [VIDEO]

Atletico Madrid pulled off a late comeback on Saturday by scoring in the 91st and 93rd minutes to claim a 3-2 victory over Valencia in a bid to revive a top-four finish.

Atletico were on the brink of another disappointing defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano when Yunus Musah and Hugo Duro put Valencia two up at halftime.

Matheus Cunha pulled one back just after the hour for Atletico but the real drama was saved for 90th minutes when Angel Correa equalised and then two minutes later Mario Hermoso struck the winner to complete an incredible turnaround.


After six defeats in their previous 10 games, Atletico will hope a stirring victory can serve as a springboard for the second half of the season.

Diego Simeone was ecstatic at the final whistle, celebrating with the players and fans like a coach who has had his own position questioned in recent weeks.

"It was a first half in which we weren't ourselves," said Simeone.

"We went into halftime feeling down, anxious, sad. We said if we had to lose, we had to lose with pride, with courage, and that if we scored a goal, the fans would carry us back, which is what happened."

Defeat could have seen Atletico finish the weekend in seventh, with Barcelona, Real Sociedad and Rayo Vallecano all still to play.

Instead, they pull three points clear of Real Sociedad, and four ahead of Barca, who play Getafe and Alaves respectively on Sunday.

Valencia, meanwhile, would have been right in the mix for the top four with a win but they sit ninth, seven points behind Atletico in fourth.

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2 Barcelona 38 73
3 Atletico Madrid 38 71
4 Sevilla 38 70
5 Real Betis 38 65
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