Last Updated: 10/11/18 10:21pm
Diego Godin battled through injury to score a dramatic late winner as Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in La Liga on Saturday.
Godin pulled a muscle in the 64th minute while making a run to try to unsuccessfully stop Inaki Willians from scoring for Athletic.
Diego Simeone made Atletico’s third substitution a few moments earlier and couldn’t replace the veteran defender.
Instead he stayed on the pitch and scored the winner in the 91st minute. Thomas Partey sent a free-kick into the area and Antoine Griezmann redirected the ball toward the goalmouth where Godin finished.
The goal was initially disallowed because of offside, but the call was reversed after the VAR confirmed Godin was in a legal position for his header.
Williams had twice given Bilbao the lead but Thomas and Rodri replied before Godin’s late goal.
Valencia’s good run continued with a 1-0 win at Getafe thanks to a late penalty that was awarded through video review.
Dani Parejo converted the 81st-minute penalty after the VAR showed forward Kevin Gameiro was pulled by a defender inside the area.
The result moved Valencia to 14th in the standings, five points above the relegation zone.
Valladolid, owned by former Brazil striker Ronaldo, moved to seventh despite being held to 0-0 by Eibar at home, while ninth-place Girona were also held to a scoreless draw at home against Leganes.