Correa: 19 league goals that have given Atletico 12 points

Correa: 19 league goals that have given Atletico 12 points

2018 Oct 13

The entry of Angel Correa was decisive for Atlético to obtain the three points in the last league match against Betis. The Argentine, who has adapted completely to play on the right wing, jumped into the field in the 56th minute replacing Thomas Lemar and got the only goal of the game when he entered in his last 15 minutes.

The role of Correa was decisive for Atlético to get two points, because if the match was subtracted it would have ended in a draw. Taking into account this mechanic, the Argentine has been key to add 12 points in the league with the 19 goals he has achieved in the competition. Concentrated with his team, although he did not have minutes in the game against Iraq, Correa also scored in the first league match against Valencia in a match that ended with a 1-1 draw. The '10' of Atletico managed to open the scoring and score the first goal of the team in this season's League after a fantastic pass from Griezmann, defining coldly against Neto. Rodrigo would tie the game, so Correa's goal was basic to score a point.

His eight goals in the league last season have been his maximum since his arrival at Atletico. Correa also scored the first rojiblanco goal of last season in the competition to start the comeback attempt against a Girona that had been placed 2-0. The Argentine cut distances and Giménez tied the match with a header, so Atleti managed a point thanks to that goal. He returned to give points, this time two, in the victory against Athletic (1-2) making the first goal of Simeone. Another point in the draw against Villarreal (1-1) and two in the win in the Metropolitan Wanda against Valencia (1-0). The rest of their goals came in games in which Atlético won with more slack: Las Palmas (1-5), Getafe (2-0), Celta (3-0) and Levante (3-0).

Going back to the 2016/17 campaign, where he made four goals in the League, the most decisive was the one achieved at the Camp Nou against Barcelona (1-1). The rest came in the victories against Celta (0-4), Granada (7-1) and Athletic (3-1), against the Bilbao assuming the last league goal in the history of the Vicente Calderón. Finally, his five goals were achieved in the 2015/16 season, the first he could play with Atlético's shirt after undergoing surgery on a tumor in his heart. Correa got the only goal of the game against Málaga (1-0) and in the victories against Eibar (0-2), Rayo (0-2), Deportivo (3-0) and Granada (3-0).

Therefore in the 19 games in which Angel Correa has managed to see the door in the league, 15 ended with victory, four with a draw and none finished in defeat. To this it adds a goal in Champions (defeat by 1-2 before Benfica), one in Europa League in the victory against Lokomotiv (1-5) and six in Copa del Rey (Rayo, Celta, Las Palmas and Eibar).
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