Atletico Madrid scrape nervy win after Elche miss late penalty

Elche's Spanish midfielder Fidel Chaves shoots a penalty kick and misses the goal during their Spanish League match against Atletico Madrid at the Manuel Martinez Valero stadium in Elche on May 1, 2021.

Photo credit: Jose Jordan | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Sevilla, who are now six points behind, play their game in hand on Monday against Athletic Bilbao.
  • Diego Simeone leapt into the air when the ball came back off the post, his side pulling further clear and putting pressure on the others, with Real Madrid at home to Osasuna later on Saturday before Barcelona travel to Valencia on Sunday.

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