Correa scores for Atlético from the bench as the goal is awarded by VAR after his offside

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Atlético Madrid player Ángel Correa managed to score a goal when he was awarded a goal while on the substitutes’ bench as Diego Simeone’s side drew 1-1 against Getafe.

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

As a result of the unusual sight of Atlético players piled into the dugout to celebrate with Correa, who already had his seat on the bench. The goalscorer then watched as his side failed to win, with relegation-threatened Getafe claiming a point through Enes Unal’s late penalty following Saúl Ñíguez’s handball.

“We didn’t score the second goal, which would have left you more relaxed, and then we gave a penalty in a situation that wasn’t dangerous. We have to keep improving,” Simeone told Dazn. “We tried in every way. Sometimes circumstances are unpredictable.”

Atlético stayed in fourth place and opened the gap to Villarreal and Real betisboth fell with surprising defeats. Elche they finally earned their first win of the season at the 20th time of asking as Pere Milla’s hat-trick stunned Villarreal. In the late game, Celta Vigo their survival hopes were boosted with a dramatic 4-3 win in Seville.

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

Neymar and Kylian Mbappé both missed the game through injury, and PSG’s problems were compounded when Renato Sanches, in place of the suspended Marco Verratti, left the pitch in tears after suffering an early injury. Toulouse took the lead in the 20th minute, Branco van den Boomen beating Gianluigi Donnarumma with a free kick.

Marquinhos then headed over Messi’s free-kick before Achram Hakimi equalized before the break with a superb curling shot from outside the box. Messi produced a similar finish on the hour mark and almost added a third in stoppage time, only to hit the post.

Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after scoring PSG's winner.

Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after scoring PSG’s winner. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

PSG lead second-placed Marseille, who host Nice on Sunday, by eight points with Lens, who visit Brest, a point further back in third. Lyon move up to eighth place with a 3-1 win at TroyesAlexandre Lacazette’s late goal ensured victory. Lille they managed to win 3-1 at RennesRémy Cabella gave the visitors the lead with five minutes to go before André Gomes secured the points in stoppage time.

In Series A, Roma moved up to third place after an excellent start ensured a 2-0 home win Empoli. Roger Ibañez struck in the second minute as he headed home from a corner before Tammy Abraham repeated the trick four minutes later to double Roma’s lead. The bottom club, Cremonesestay without a win after a 2-0 home win to Lecce.

Atalanta the game ended with nine men as their top four expected Sassuolo. Armand Laurienté scored a well-taken winner early in the second half, after Joakim Mæhle had been sent off before the break for a foul on Domenico Berardi. Atalanta could not respond, and Luis Muriel was sent off for dissent in stoppage time.

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