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Atletico Madrid knocks off Real Betis

Saul Niguez's first-half strike saw Atletico Madrid claim a 1-0 win over Real Betis

Seville (Spain), Dec 11 (UITV/IANS)- Atletico Madrid continued to put pressure on La Liga leader Barcelona with a 1-0 away win over Real Betis in the 15th round of the Spanish league.

Saul Niguez scored the winner for Atletico 29 minutes into the match to secure the team's third straight win on Sunday, reports Efe.

With the win, Atletico is in 3rd place, with 33 points, two points ahead of La Liga defending champion Real Madrid.

Also on Sunday, Malaga got a 2-0 away win over Real Sociedad.