Thursday, 22 April 2021 22:50

Staff Reporter.

Atletico Madrid returned to the top of La Liga with a win over Huesca 24 hours after withdrawing from the European Super League.

Real Madrid had replaced neighbours Atletico at the summit after a 3-0 win over Cadiz on Wednesday.

On Thursday, goals by Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco helped Atletico see off struggling Huesca.

"In some moments you have to attack and in others you have to defend. The important thing is that we kept a clean sheet, which means we worked well defensively," said Carrasco.

"We're just focusing on our jobs, the club is the one that has to deal with those things. We're just concentrating on each game," he said.

Diego Simeone's side are three points clear at the top with six games remaining.

Atletico had apologised to fans for causing "confusion" after ending their involvement in the breakaway European Super League.

They are chasing a first La Liga title since 2014 but still have to play title rivals Barcelona away on 8 May.

Huesca are 18th in the table, one point from safety with six games remaining.

They went close to taking a surprise early lead but Dimitrios Siovas' close range shot was saved by Jan Oblak before Argentina forward Correa scored his third goal in two games.

Carrasco added the second while Marcos Llorente finished the match with two assists.