Aussies Abroad: Luik and Chidiac win in Spain

It was a successful weekend for a couple of Aussies in Spain, with Melbourne City midfielder Aivi Luik and ex-Adelaide United playmaker Alex Chidiac both involved in crucial wins for their respective clubs.

Westfield Matildas playmaker Chidiac's Atletico Madrid moved one step closer to the La Liga title after a vital win over the weekend.

Atletico edged past Espanyol 1-0 at RCDE Stadium thanks to Angela Sosa’s first-half goal.

Chidiac, who has played for both the Reds and Melbourne City in the Westfield W-League, was a late substitute for the visitors, who made it four wins in a row to sit on the cusp of league glory.

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With just two matches of the season to go, Atletico are three points clear of second-placed Barcelona. The two sides drew a world-record crowd for a women's match when they met in March. 

Chidiac and her teammates could get their hands on the trophy as early as this weekend when they face Valencia and Barca take on Sevilla.


Elsewhere, City midfielder Luik also tasted victory as her Levante side defeated local rivals Valencia 3-1 on Tuesday (AEST).

Luik was a second-half substitute for Levante, playing the last 16 minutes as her side ensured they would finish in third spot.