Felipe grabbed a late winner for Atletico Madrid as they beat Osasuna 1-0 at home.
With last season's LaLiga champions failing to find their rhythm this season, Diego Simeone was keen to make sure his side kept up with the pack.
But chances were hard to come by for the hosts in the first half as Osasuna proved why they are one of the best away teams in the league. Sitting back with a bank of six players, they looked more than comfortable to soak up pressure and pick their moments to attack.
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And it was visitors that had the best chance of the first half when Lucas Torro forced Jan Oblak into action. The midfielder picked up a loose ball and produced a powerful curling effort from 35 yards out which needed the Aleti keeper to be at his best.
In the second half Aletico came out quicker and forced the visitors back, but still lacked that cutting edge to break the deadlock. This forced Simone into make a collection of changes with Luis Suárez coming on in an effort to find an all-important goal.
As the game wore on both sides cancelled each other out, until Felipe struck at the death.
Next up for Atletico is a Champions League clash with Milan followed by a trip to Cádiz in the league. While Osasuna host struggling Elche.
TALKING POINT - ALETICO LEAVE IT LATE AGAIN
Both Osasuna and Aletico have built a reputation as LaLiga's top two sides at scoring goals in the final five minutes. So it seemed apt that one of them was going to grab one, the question was which team was it going to be. On this occasion it was the hosts that took their chance to continue their push to retain their league crown.
MAN OF THE MATCH - FELIPE (ALETICO)
The defenders goal on the 86th minute may well be one of the key moments in this season as Simone continues work to get some consistency from his side. The Brazilian was solid at the back when called upon and clinical in front of goal, helping the side not just to a clean sheet but all three points.
Aletico: Oblak 6, Vrsaljko 6, Savic 6, Felipe 9, Hermoso 6, Koke 6, Llorente 6, Carrasco 8, Lemar 6, Correa 6, Griezman 6
Osasuna: Herrera 6, Vidal 6, García 8, García 6, Cruz 7, Sánchez 6, Moncayola 7, Brašanac 6, Torro 7, García 6, Avila 6
19' - CHANCE! Carrasco finds Griezmann on the edge of the box. The Frenchman spins on the spot and gets his shot off which goes round the post
34' - CHANCE! Torro fires a effort out of nowhere!!! He must have been more then 30 yards out and forces Oblak into an important save
54' - OFFSIDE! Aletico have the ball in the back of the net but before Griezmann put the ball in the back of the Carrasco was offside
62' - CHANCE! What a waste from Brašanac who had ample time to produce a decent cross, but instead goes for clipped pass which is misplaced and goes straight into the hands of Oblak
80' - CHANCE! That was simply brilliant! Carrasco danced his way through a sea of green shirts and went for goal, but his effort goes the wrong side of the post
86' - GOAL! 1-0 Aletico (Felipe) - The deadlock is broken as Felipe latches on to the end of a well placed corner to grab the opening goal
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