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Undefeated Atlético maintain momentum

Published: Sunday 23 September 2012, 22.40CET
Club Atlético de Madrid and Levante UD registered victories to make sure that there were no UEFA Europa League hangovers, while RCD Mallorca moved up to second in the table.
Undefeated Atlético maintain momentum
Atlético's players enjoy their win against Valladolid ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 23 September 2012, 22.40CET

Undefeated Atlético maintain momentum

Club Atlético de Madrid and Levante UD registered victories to make sure that there were no UEFA Europa League hangovers, while RCD Mallorca moved up to second in the table.

Club Atlético de Madrid and Levante UD showed no ill effects from their UEFA Europa League exploits in midweek as both clubs recorded wins on Sunday, although Athletic Club could only manage a draw.

Atlético managed an impressive 3-0 win at Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC on Thursday, and they carried that form into their game with Real Valladolid CF as Diego Godín opened the scoring just after the half-hour. Falcao then smashed in a penalty on the stroke of half-time, and although Alberto Bueno pulled one back for the visitors after the interval, the undefeated Rojiblancos made it a third straight home league win.

In contrast, Levante were slow out of the blocks at home to Real Sociedad de Fútbol, who went ahead through David Zurutuza before José Barkero's 70th-minute penalty and Obafemi Martins' debut goal with four minutes remaining turned the match around.

Athletic Club are Spain's third UEFA Europa League representatives, but they were unable to break down UEFA Champions League hopefuls Málaga CF, as the two played out a scoreless draw at San Mamés. RCD Mallorca, meanwhile, moved up to second in the table as goals either side of the interval from Victor Casadesus and Javier Arizmendi saw off Valencia CF.

Lastly, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid's home meeting with Real Madrid CF was postponed due to floodlighting problems.

Last updated: 10/12/12 13.20CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

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

23/09/2012

AthleticAthletic0-0MálagaMálaga

Venue: Bilbao

23/09/2012

AtléticoAtlético2-1ValladolidValladolid

Godín 31, Falcao 45 (P)

Alberto Bueno 55

Venue: Madrid

23/09/2012

LevanteLevante2-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Barkero 70 (P), Martins 86

Zurutuza 23

Venue: Valencia

23/09/2012

MallorcaMallorca2-0ValenciaValencia

Victor Casadesus 8, Arizmendi 55

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

22/09/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0GranadaGranada

Xavi Hernández 87, Borja Gómez 90+2 (o.g.)

Venue: Barcelona

22/09/2012

BetisBetis1-0EspanyolEspanyol

Paulão 18

Venue: Sevilla

22/09/2012

CeltaCelta2-1GetafeGetafe

Fernandez 57, Park Ju-Young 68

Barrada 59

Venue: Pontevedra

22/09/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza3-1OsasunaOsasuna

Hélder Postiga 4, Tímor 45 (o.g.), Apoño 71 (P)

Armenteros 29

Venue: Zaragoza

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