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Sports News of Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Thomas Partey records new stats in Atletico's win over Bilbao

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey manufactured new career statistics after recovering possession 17 times to guide Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win over Athletico Bilbao in the La Liga.

The Ghnanaian was in a blistering form as Atletico Madrid saw off Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga on Sunday.

Partey who lasted the entire duration of the game had previously given an impressive outing against Danish side Copenhagen in the Europa League on Thursday.

Partey showed class and put up another domineering display in midfield to help the Rojiblancos to a 2-0 victory in the Spanish topflight.

Diego Costa and Kevin Gameiro were on target to secure all three points for Diego Simeone's men at Wanda Metropolitano.

For the Ghanaian, he did not only give a good game with a Man-of-the-Match performance but also manufactured an impressive piece of stat.

The 24-year-old recovered possession 17 times, which according to La Liga on Facebook, becomes his highest number in any one game for Atletico.

He has 22 league appearances, involving 17 starts and three goals so far this season.