Atlético Madrid have missed out on the chance to move back into third place in La Liga following a 0-0 draw at home to CD Leganés, who came into the match at the bottom of the table.
Chances came few and far between for the hosts throughout the match as their problems in attack were highlighted once again this season, often needing Jan Oblak to keep Atléti on level terms when Leganés were able to venture forward, while the visitors' goalkeeper Iván Cuéllar was shown a late red card.
Diego Simeone's side were close to full strength at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the visitors starting the match sitting at the bottom of La Liga.
Oblak was actually the busier of both goalkeepers in the opening 30 minutes as Atletico's struggles going forward continued to shine through, although Ángel Correa missed out on the chance to open the scoring by blazing a shot well over the crossbar.
Álvaro Morata and Marcos Llorente were able to test goalkeeper Cuéllar before the half time whistle, but Leganés were able to hold on to deservedly keep Atléti on level terms at the break.
Frustrations for the home support continued to grow at Atlético Madrid struggled to break down the visitors, often playing into Leganés' hands by attacking far too narrowly, while individual errors broke down any rare attack that Simeone's side were able to muster up.
Atléti saw a hopeful penalty shout waved away Vitolo looked to win his side a spot-kick, while Felipe was perhaps lucky to avoid any punishment for hitting out at Leganés midfielder Recio in an incident that was missed by the referee and the Video Assistant Referee.
A late free-kick was deflected behind but Atlético Madrid couldn't make their pressure count in the latter stages of the match, while goalkeeper Cuéllar was shown a second yellow card with just a few seconds left on the clock.
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