Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey was in action for Atlético Madrid in their 2-1 win over Deportivo Alavés in LaLiga on Saturday.

Partey, who was shown a yellow card lasted the entire duration of the game as his side moved to 3rd on the league table with 58 points, four points adrift 4th-placed Sevilla.

After a goalless first-half, Saul Niguez opened the spacing for  Atlético Madrid in the 59th minute with a header.

Two Atleti substitutes played a part in the second as Diego Costa converted a penalty won by Marcos Llorente in the 73rd minute of the game.

Three minutes into added time, Joselu halves the deficit from the spot but it was too late for the visitors to recover as Los Rojiblancos sealed all three points.

Partey has made 40 appearances for Atlético Madrid in all competitions, scored three points, and provided one assist.

Atletico will face Barcelona on Tuesday at the Camp Nou in their next league encounter.


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