Atletico Madrid players celebrate against Alaves
Atletico Madrid continued their habit of scoring late goals this season in their 2-1 win over Alaves on Sunday. Luis Suarez struck a 90th minute winner for the visitors at Mendizorroza.
That particular goal saw Atletico move out on their own as the most productive side in LaLiga Santander in the closing stages.
Before the weekend’s games, Los Rojiblancos were joined by Real Madrid, Athletic Club and Sevilla on eight goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this campaign. Suarez scored their ninth.
The Uruguayan is particularly potent in the latter stages of games, with Sunday’s strike his fourth in the final 15 minutes of matches this season.
Those four goals have come against Granada (twice) and Real Betis, as well as Alaves. Almost half of his nine goals for Atletico have come after the 76th minute.
Atletico’s other late goals have come from Yannick Carrasco against Celta Vigo (90th minute), Lucas Torreira against Osasuna (88th minute), Joao Felix against Cadiz (90th minute), Toni Lato’s own goal for Valencia (79th minute) and Diego Costa against Elche (80th minute).
In fact, 20 of Atletico’s 29 goals in LaLiga Santander have come in the second half of matches. Real Madrid are next best after the break with 17 goals, while Barcelona are back on 14.