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Ten-man Atlético dig deep to sink Espanyol

Published: Sunday 24 February 2013, 23.15CET
Club Atlético de Madrid moved back within 12 points of leaders FC Barcelona with a 1-0 win against RCD Espanyol, despite losing Gabi to a red card on the stroke of half-time.
Ten-man Atlético dig deep to sink Espanyol
Atlético celebrate Falcao's first-half penalty ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 24 February 2013, 23.15CET

Ten-man Atlético dig deep to sink Espanyol

Club Atlético de Madrid moved back within 12 points of leaders FC Barcelona with a 1-0 win against RCD Espanyol, despite losing Gabi to a red card on the stroke of half-time.

Club Atlético de Madrid were made to work hard to maintain their 100% Liga home record as they survived the first-half dismissal of Gabi to secure a battling 1-0 success against RCD Espanyol.

The victory lifted Diego Simeone's side back within 12 points of leaders FC Barcelona, and four ahead of third-placed Real Madrid CF, both of whom won yesterday.

Espanyol went into the game undefeated in six but went behind to a Falcao penalty in the 38th minute, after Héctor Moreno had brought down Diego Costa in the box. Atlético lost Gabi to a second yellow card on the stroke of half-time, yet they held on to seal a 13th league win of the season at the Estadio Vicente Calderón.

RC Celta de Vigo gave their bid to beat relegation a timely boost with a 2-1 home win against Granada CF, as goals from Iago Aspas and Mario Bermejo moved the 18th-placed side to within two points of safety. Elsewhere, Real Valladolid CF are up to 11th courtesy of a 2-1 success at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Manucho getting the winner, and Real Betis Balompié defeated fourth-placed Málaga CF 3-0.

Last updated: 24/02/13 23.33CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 25/02/2013 20:09 CET

24/02/2013

BetisBetis3-0MálagaMálaga

Molina 1, Mario 28, Pabón 45

Venue: Sevilla

24/02/2013

AtléticoAtlético1-0EspanyolEspanyol

Falcao 38 (P)

Venue: Madrid

24/02/2013

CeltaCelta2-1GranadaGranada

Aspas 24, Bermejo 81

Ighalo 28

Venue: Pontevedra

24/02/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-2ValladolidValladolid

Amat 72

Sereno 71, Manucho 80

Venue: Madrid

23/02/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona2-1SevillaSevilla

Villa 52, Messi 60

Botía 42

Venue: Barcelona

23/02/2013

DeportivoDeportivo1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Riki 35

Kaká 73, Higuaín 88

Venue: La Coruna

23/02/2013

ZaragozaZaragoza2-2ValenciaValencia

Apoño 5 (P), Hélder Postiga 32

Jonas 36, 69

Venue: Zaragoza

23/02/2013

MallorcaMallorca1-3GetafeGetafe

Dos Santos 24

Diego Castro 71 (P), Adrián Colunga 82, 86

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

22/02/2013

AthleticAthletic1-3Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Ibai Gómez 30

Griezmann 34, Agirretxe 66, Vela 76

Venue: Bilbao

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