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Atlético survive late fright as Rayo rally

Published: Sunday 16 September 2012, 23.31CET
Club Atlético de Madrid hit four goals for the third consecutive game but were given a late scare by Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol also picked up three points.
Atlético survive late fright as Rayo rally
Atlético enjoy themselves after scoring yet again ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 September 2012, 23.31CET

Atlético survive late fright as Rayo rally

Club Atlético de Madrid hit four goals for the third consecutive game but were given a late scare by Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol also picked up three points.

Club Atlético de Madrid kept up their free-scoring streak but had to survive a late scare in a 4-3 win against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol were the only other team to triumph on Sunday.

After scoring four in their last league outing against Athletic Club and their UEFA Super Cup victory against Chelsea FC, the rampant Rojiblancos were at it again, Mario Suárez starting things off with a neat side-footed finish midway through the first half.

After the break, Koke and Arda Turan scored almost identical goals two minutes apart, both turning in low right-wing crosses, and when Diego Costa was brought down by Javier Fuego in the area, Falcao scored his seventh goal in his last three club outings from the spot.

However, two finishes from close range by Andrija Delibašić and a Leo strike in the 89th minute set nerves jangling among the home support. Atlético were nonetheless able to hold on.

Real Sociedad got their second win of the season as Iñigo Martínez's header and a Carlos Vela penalty were enough to seal a 2-0 defeat of Real Zaragoza, who dropped to 17th after a third reverse in four games.

The remaining three matches all ended level, though there was plenty of entertainment as RCD Espanyol and Athletic Club played out a 3-3 draw, with only Aritz Aduriz's 83rd-minute strike denying the hosts a first victory of the season after Samuele Longo appeared to have won it. Granada CF drew 1-1 with RC Deportivo La Coruña and CA Osasuna earned their first point in a 1-1 stalemate with RCD Mallorca.

Last updated: 17/09/12 1.12CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/04/2013 14:26 CET

16/09/2012

AtléticoAtlético4-3Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Mario Suárez 29, Koke 49, Arda Turan 51, Falcao 56 (P)

Delibašić 82, 85, Carrilho Baptistao 89

Venue: Madrid

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Iñigo Martínez 55, Vela 61 (P)

Venue: San Sebastian

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OsasunaOsasuna1-1MallorcaMallorca

Kike Sola 69

Hemed 78

Venue: Pamplona

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GranadaGranada1-1DeportivoDeportivo

Floro Flores 81

Nélson Oliveira 41

Venue: Granada

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EspanyolEspanyol3-3AthleticAthletic

Javi López 18, Verdú 44, Longo 80

Aritz Aduriz 56, 83, Llorente 71

Venue: Barcelona

15/09/2012

SevillaSevilla1-0Real MadridReal Madrid

Trochowski 2

Venue: Sevilla

15/09/2012

GetafeGetafe1-4BarcelonaBarcelona

Sarabia 80

Adriano 32, Messi 74 (P), 78, Villa 90+1

Venue: Madrid

15/09/2012

ValenciaValencia2-1CeltaCelta

Feghouli 4, Cissokho 50

Cabral 16

Venue: Valencia

15/09/2012

MálagaMálaga3-1LevanteLevante

Saviola 27, Joaquín 59, Portillo 90+3

Míchel 46

Venue: Malaga

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