With this triumph, Atleti is already third in the classification Spanish and is only below Barcelona and Real Madrid, although these with one game less after the postponement of the Classic.
Herrera showed that he can be a starter with the mattress box being a flyer that bit the exit of the whole of Barcelona, doing the dirty work for Atleti to break the streak of two consecutive draws against Alaves and Sevilla.
The duel from the beginning had goal plays and the first one was Atletico with a Vitolo who got into the area and put the dangerous ball He found no auctioneer.
The clearest of the first minutes in favor of Atleti reached 15 ’when Alvaro Morata received a wall from Vitolo and before the visiting goalkeeper, Diego Lopez He sought to chop it and sent it on one side.
Espanyol responded until 20 ’and the Chinese, Wu Lei hit a volley ball that passed near the right post of Jan Oblak.
In the second Espanyol did not fail and Sergi Darder made it 1-0 to 38 ’. Everything was born in an error in the exit of the Athletic one, Thomas Partey could not give a good pass to Koke, he gave it to Victor Sanchez so that the steering wheel assisted his companion so that cross shot and thus open the marker.
When it seemed that they were going to rest with defeat, the whole of Madrid tied at 45 ’. Morata took the ball, reached the bottom line and got the ball to the area that headed goal Angel Correa. The play was reviewed in the VAR and 1-1 was confirmed.
SECOND LIGHT TIME
The second half It was brighter for Atletico de Madrid and at 47 ’there was another play that was reviewed in the VAR for an apparent foul within the area of David Lopez on Felipe, but in the end foul was scored in favor of the Espanyol element.
Saul was 2-1 at 55 ’in a shot inside the goalkeeper's area, Diego Lopez, just after another refusal of the goalkeeper.
The next one could Atleti and Morata made 2-1 to 58’ with an accurate shot on a filtered ball, After taking the space and thus giving the advantage to the mattresses.
The attacker added his sixth goal consecutively in any competition for Atletico.
Herrera had a goal at 61 ’after splitting the parakeet defense by the center, he settled down to the left and He took a bombshell that went just above Lopez's goal.
The people of Madrid put definitive figures at 91 ’ through Kokewho found with a ball that Herrera let him pass within the pass area of Diego Costa and thus only define 3-1.