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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Ángel Correa (13')
  • Felipe (18')
  • Roger Martí (16')

Quick-fire goals against Levante take Atletico up to third

Atletico Madrid made it three La Liga wins in a row by beating Levante 2-1 at home on Saturday to climb up to third in the standings following an action-packed game in which three goals were scored in the space of five minutes.

Argentine forward Angel Correa gave the home side the lead in the 13th minute after Kieran Trippier took the Levante defence by surprise by volleying a chipped pass from Thomas Partey towards Correa.

The visitors responded three minutes later with a volley of their own from striker Roger Marti which flummoxed Atleti keeper Jan Oblak at his near post but Diego Simeone's side regained the lead 60 seconds later with a header from defender Felipe.

Atleti controlled most of the second half but ceded two chances to Enis Bardhi who was denied on both occasions by superb saves from Oblak, the latter of which came deep in stoppage time.

The victory took Atletico onto 35 points after 19 games, level with fourth-placed Sevilla who were held 1-1 at home to Athletic Bilbao on Friday. Real Madrid lead the standings with 40 points.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 23 +29 55
2 Real Madrid 24 +23 52
3 Sevilla FC 23 +18 48
4 Barcelona 23 +28 47
5 Real Sociedad 24 +21 41
6 Villarreal 24 +8 37
7 Real Betis 24 -6 36
8 Levante 24 +1 31
9 Granada 24 -12 30
10 Athletic Bilbao 23 +6 29
11 Celta Vigo 24 -7 29
12 Valencia 24 -2 27
13 Osasuna 24 -11 25
14 Cádiz 24 -19 25
15 Getafe 24 -13 24
16 Alavés 24 -18 22
17 Eibar 24 -8 21
18 Elche 22 -11 21
19 Real Valladolid 24 -13 21
20 Huesca 24 -14 19