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Falcao free-kick keeps Atlético on track

Published: Sunday 21 October 2012, 23.56CET
Falcao's late free-kick earned Club Atlético de Madrid a seventh straight win that moved them level with FC Barcelona, and late goals made the difference for Levante UD and RCD Espanyol.
Falcao free-kick keeps Atlético on track
Falcao celebrates scoring Atlético's winner ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 21 October 2012, 23.56CET

Falcao free-kick keeps Atlético on track

Falcao's late free-kick earned Club Atlético de Madrid a seventh straight win that moved them level with FC Barcelona, and late goals made the difference for Levante UD and RCD Espanyol.

Falcao curled in a last-minute free-kick against Real Sociedad de Fútbol to secure Club Atlético de Madrid a seventh consecutive Liga win and move his side level on points with FC Barcelona at the top.

The Colombian forward delivered his ninth strike in seven league outings with the match still goalless in the 90th minute, and just as it appeared that the Rojiblancos' winning streak was coming to an end. They were not to be denied, though, and when Cristian Rodríguez was felled by Carlos Martínez 20 metres from goal, Falcao did the rest to move undefeated Atlético onto 22 points alongside Barcelona.

Late goals also helped Levante UD win at Getafe CF – Míchel breaking the deadlock on 87 minutes – and RCD Espanyol get a first win of the season against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid. After Joan Verdú and Leonardo Carrilho Baptistao had traded doubles, Christian Stuani won the game in added time for the hosts, with both sides ending the match with ten men.

Elsewhere, Real Zaragoza jumped a point above Granada CF as goals from Hélder Postiga and Víctor Rodríguez earned them a 2-1 win in Andalusia, while bottom-of-the-table CA Osasuna held Real Betis Balompié to a scoreless draw.

Last updated: 27/10/12 23.54CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
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Last updated: 05/04/2013 14:40 CET

21/10/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad0-1AtléticoAtlético

Falcao 90

Venue: San Sebastian

21/10/2012

OsasunaOsasuna0-0BetisBetis

Venue: Pamplona

21/10/2012

GranadaGranada1-2ZaragozaZaragoza

El Arabi 77

Hélder Postiga 3, Rodríguez Romero 27

Venue: Granada

21/10/2012

EspanyolEspanyol3-2Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Verdú 37, 48, Stuani 90+2

Carrilho Baptistao 11, 63

Venue: Barcelona

21/10/2012

GetafeGetafe0-1LevanteLevante

Míchel 87

Venue: Madrid

20/10/2012

DeportivoDeportivo4-5BarcelonaBarcelona

Pizzi 26 (P), 47, Álex Bergantiños 37

Jordi Alba 3, 79 (o.g.), Tello 8, Messi 18, 43, 77

Venue: La Coruna

20/10/2012

ValenciaValencia3-2AthleticAthletic

Soldado 26 (P), Costa 88, Valdez 90

Aritz Aduriz 19, 30

Venue: Valencia

20/10/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid2-0CeltaCelta

Higuaín 11, Ronaldo 67 (P)

Venue: Madrid

20/10/2012

MálagaMálaga2-1ValladolidValladolid

Isco 37, Joaquín 87

Manucho 9

Venue: Malaga

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