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Gameiro leads Atletico to 1-0 win over competitive Alaves in La Liga action


IANS Vitoria (Spain)
French forward Kevin Gameiro has led Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 away win against Alaves, which never threw in the towel at any time during the La Liga game.
The match saw goalkeepers Axel Werner of Argentina and Spaniard Antnio Sivera making their league debut for Atletico Madrid and Alaves, respectively, reports Efe.
Sivera, however, was replaced after slamming his collarbone into the post, and his replacement -- Fernando Pacheco -- blocked a penalty by Fernando Torres in the 70th minute.
Pacheco was unable, however, to prevent Gameiro from scoring from the 12-yard spot eight minutes later, a tally which proved to be decisive.
Atletico Madrid is still in the second spot in the La Liga table, while Alaves holds the 13th spot with 41 points.

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 1:02 PM IST

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