Atletico, who have a game in hand, moved up to fifth place in the LaLiga standings on 13 points, six behind surprise leaders Girona. Real Madrid are second on 18 points, one ahead of champions Barcelona.
It was Mbappe's first game as team captain after Hugo Lloris announced his international retirement and the Paris St Germain forward led by example while keeper Mike Maignan saved a late penalty in a flawless performance.
France's Antoine Griezmann proved once again that he is the ultimate team player with another virtuoso performance to help guide his team to a second consecutive World Cup final on Wednesday with their 2-0 win over Morocco.
Griezmann is set for his second debut with Atletico Madrid when they travel to Espanyol this weekend.
Deschamps praised Antoine Griezmann ahead of his side's European Championship clash with Hungary.
“I'm happy at Barcelona and I know I have the confidence of the club and of the coach.” Griezmann said.
The French striker wanted to leave the Catalan giants after spending only one year wearing the Azulgrana jersey.
Barcelona defeated Napoli 3-1 on Saturday night after another heroic performance from the team's star Lionel Messi.
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann is set to miss his side’s final two La Liga games after sustaining a thigh injury during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid.
Griezmann used to wear the number 7 jersey during his time at Atletico Madrid and he wears the number 7 jersey with the French national team.
Antoine Griezmann rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona at Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.
Barcelona signed Antoine Griezmann last summer to add another magician to their star-studded attacking line.
Barcelona defeated German giants, Borussia Dortmund, 3-1 thanks to the amazing display of Barcelona’s trio, Messi, Suarez and the French newcomer, Griezmann.
Antoine Griezmann admitted on Sunday that he was moved to tears of happiness when his big-money move to Barcelona finally came through after a controversial exit from former club Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann was jeered during his last game for Atletico Madrid and Rodrigo might have scored his final goal for the club as they came from behind to draw 2-2 against Levante in La Liga on Saturday.
Griezmann, who spent five years inside the club, revealed that searching for new challenges is the main reason behind his decision.
The French strikerwas linked with a move to Barcelona last summer but at the end he decided to stay at the club.
France forward Antoine Griezmann said Friday winning the World Cup against Croatia on Sunday was more important than how his team do it.
Atletico Madrid’s French striker, Antoine Griezmann, is about to join FC Barcelona, according to SPORT magazine.
Griezmann stole the headlines by scoring twice as Atletico beat Olympique de Marseille 3-0 in the Europa League final.