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Radamel halts Atletico's winning streak

Falcao converted a penalty kick two minutes into stoppage time

AP/PTI Madrid Published 20.10.22, 06:08 AM
Ramada Falcao in action

Ramada Falcao in action Twitter/ @FALCAO

Radamel Falcao converted a penalty kick two minutes into stoppage time as Rayo Vallecano pulled off a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid to end the rival’s three-game winning streak in La Liga.

Falcao, a former Atletico player, struck the top of the net at the Metropolitano Stadium after a handball by José María Gimenez inside the area.

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“It feels like a victory,” Falcao said. “We never gave up and kept pushing until the end and got rewarded with the goal.”

Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring in the 20th for Atletico, who were looking to move closer to Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the standings.

“We have to stay positive and get back to work as soon as possible,” said Morata.

Missed penalty

Edinson Cavani scored again but Valencia couldn’t earn a win after defender Jose Luis Gaya missed a penalty kick 12 minutes into second-half stoppage time.

Cavani gave the visitors the lead in the sixth minute for his third goal in two matches after enduring a scoreless start to his stint with Valencia. Erik Lamela equalised for Sevilla in the 86th, and Gaya had his penalty shot stopped by Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bono deep into injury time.

Sevilla were coming off a win at Mallorca to end a six-match winless streak in all competitions.

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