MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid moved within six points of Spanish league leader Barcelona with a 1-0 win at Eibar on Saturday.
Thomas Lemar scored the 85th-minute winner for Atletico, ahead of Barcelona’s game against Real Sociedad later Saturday.
The victory left Atletico seven points clear of third-place Real Madrid, which hosts Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Diego Simeone’s team is looking to finish runner-up for the second straight season. Before winning the league in 2014, Atletico hadn’t finished better than second since 1990-91.
It got the win over Eibar despite playing without suspended forwards Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann. Costa is out for the season after being handed an eight-match suspension for insulting a referee in a loss at Barcelona two weeks ago.