Atlético’s Correa scores from the bench as VAR awards a goal after being taken off

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Atletico Madrid winger Ángel Correa achieved the rare feat of being conceded a goal while on the substitutes’ bench as Diego Simeone’s side drew 1-1 with Getafe.

After the hosts missed a number of chances to take the lead in the first half at the Metropolitano, Correa fired on the rebound in the 60th minute – only to see the assistant’s flag in the air. The Argentine was promptly substituted by Simeone, only for the referee, Antonio Mateu Lahoz, to award the goal after a lengthy VAR review.

That led to the unusual sight of Atlético players piling into the dugout to celebrate with Correa, who had already taken a seat on the bench. The goalscorer then watched as his side failed to secure victory, with relegation-threatened Getafe claiming a point through Enes Unal’s late penalty after a Saúl Ñíguez handball.

“We didn’t score the second goal that would calm you down, then gave away a penalty in a situation that wasn’t dangerous. We have to keep improving,” Simeone told Dazn. “We have tried every possible way. Circumstances are sometimes unpredictable.”

Atlético remains fourth and opened the gap to Villareal And Real Bettyboth of which fell to surprise defeats. Elche finally secured their first win of the season at the 20th time they asked, as Pere Milla’s hat-trick stunned Villarreal. In the late game Celta Vigo bolstered their chances of survival with a dramatic 4-3 win in Sevilla.

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Lionel Messi’s winner in the second half helped Paris Saint-Germain recover from a poor start to extend their lead in Ligue 1 to eight points with a 2-1 home win Toulouse.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappé both missed the game through injury, and PSG’s troubles intensified when Renato Sanches, replacement for the suspended Marco Verratti, left the pitch in tears after suffering an early thigh injury. Toulouse took the lead in the 20th minute, Branco van den Boomen beat Gianluigi Donnarumma with a fine free kick.

Marquinhos then fired a free kick from Messi onto the post before Achram Hakimi equalized before half time with a beautifully curled shot from outside the box. Messi produced a similar result on the hour mark, adding almost a third in stoppage time, only to hit the post.

Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring what turned out to be PSG's winner.

Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring what turned out to be PSG’s winner. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

PSG have second-placed Marseille, who host Nice on Sunday, eight points ahead of Lens, who visit Brest, one point further back in third. Lyons moved up to eighth place with a welcome 3-1 victory over TroyesAlexandre Lacazette’s late goal secured the win. Lille rallied to win 3-1 at RennesRémy Cabella filled the visitors’ lead with five minutes remaining before André Gomes secured the points in stoppage time.

In Serie A, Roma moved into third place after a flying start secured a 2–0 home win empoli. Roger Ibañez struck in the second minute, heading home from a corner before Tammy Abraham repeated the trick four minutes later to double Roma’s lead. The bottom club, Cremoneseremaining winless after a 2–0 home defeat against Lecce.

Atlanta finished the game with nine men as their top-four hopes were honoured Sassuolo. Armand Laurienté scored a fine winner early in the second half after Joakim Mæhle was sent off before the break for a foul on Domenico Berardi. Atalanta was unable to respond and Luis Muriel was sent off in stoppage time for dissent.

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