A CORUÑA, Spain – Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey scored a last-gasp goal to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory on Saturday over Deportivo La Coruña and get the Colchoneros back on track in La Liga action.
Atletico rarely posed a threat to Deportivo’s goalkeeper during the match, which seemed destined to end in yet another draw for Diego Simeone’s men.
Thomas, however, scored the winner two minutes into stoppage time to save his team once again.
The 24-year-old had scored the second-half equalizer for Atletico against Qarabag in a UEFA Champions League match played on Oct. 31 that ended 1-1.
Atletico finally got a win after three consecutive 1-1 draws – against Elche in Copa del Rey, Villarreal in La Liga and Qarabag.
With the win, Atletico has climbed provisionally into the third spot in La Liga with 23 points (behind FC Barcelona and Valencia), while Deportivo is 16th with 11 points.