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Atlético sink Levante in five-goal thriller

Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 23.39CET
Club Atlético de Madrid handed Levante UD their third successive Liga defeat after Atheltic Club saw off Sevilla FC 2-1 to remain unbeaten in eight and move up to sixth.

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Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 23.39CET

Atlético sink Levante in five-goal thriller

Club Atlético de Madrid handed Levante UD their third successive Liga defeat after Atheltic Club saw off Sevilla FC 2-1 to remain unbeaten in eight and move up to sixth.

Early pacesetters Levante UD have fallen further behind leaders Real Madrid CF after suffering their third defeat in a row, at the hands of Club Atlético de Madrid.

All five goals came within a rollercoaster final 25 minutes as Atlético prevailed 3-2 in the capital. Xavi Torres equalised for the visitors shortly after Pizzi had put the hosts ahead, but Adrián López's fourth goal of the season and Diego's 83rd-minute effort ensured Atlético moved up to ninth. Rubén Suárez hit a consolation effort in added time for Levante, who remain fourth, eight points off the top.

Athletic Club climbed up to sixth after Óscar de Marcos scored with 19 minutes remaining to hand them a 2-1 win at Sevilla FC. Jesús Navas had earlier cancelled out Andoni Iraola's sixth-minute opener for the Basque club, but De Marcos made the difference as Athletic extended their unbeaten Liga run to eight games.

Real Sporting de Gijón moved further away from the foot of the table after goals from Óscar Trejo and Nacho Novo helped them come from behind to beat Getafe CF 2-1, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol remain in the relegation zone following their scoreless draw with RCD Espanyol. CA Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid also drew 0-0, and the game between Granada CF and RCD Mallorca was abandoned after an assistant referee was seemingly struck by a projectile.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

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Last updated: 20/06/2012 12:51 CET

20/11/2011

AtléticoAtlético3-2LevanteLevante

Pizzi 68, Adrián López 74, Diego 83

Xavi Torres 72, Rubén Suárez 90+3

Venue: Madrid

20/11/2011

SevillaSevilla1-2AthleticAthletic

Jesús Navas 14

Iraola 6, De Marcos 71

Venue: Sevilla

20/11/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón2-1GetafeGetafe

Trejo 45+6, Novo 89

Miku 35

Venue: Gijon

20/11/2011

OsasunaOsasuna0-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Venue: Pamplona

20/11/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad0-0EspanyolEspanyol

Venue: San Sebastian

19/11/2011

ValenciaValencia2-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Soldado 75, 83

Benzema 20, Sergio Ramos 72, Cristiano Ronaldo 79

Venue: Valencia

19/11/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona4-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Piqué 18, Messi 43, Puyol 54, Villa 75

Venue: Barcelona

19/11/2011

VillarrealVillarreal1-0BetisBetis

Borja Valero 21

Venue: Castellon

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