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Madrid move above Atlético into second spot

Published: Sunday 10 March 2013, 22.50CET
On a day of mixed fortunes for the capital's leading duo, Real Madrid CF moved second in the table ahead of Club Atlético de Madrid, who dropped their first home points this term.

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Published: Sunday 10 March 2013, 22.50CET

Madrid move above Atlético into second spot

On a day of mixed fortunes for the capital's leading duo, Real Madrid CF moved second in the table ahead of Club Atlético de Madrid, who dropped their first home points this term.

Real Madrid CF overtook their neighbours Club Atlético de Madrid to move second in the Liga as the capital clubs experienced differing fortunes on Sunday.

José Mourinho’s side are now FC Barcelona's closest challengers, a daunting 13 points off the pace, after battling to a 2-1 win at RC Celta de Vigo. Cristiano Ronaldo scrambled the visitors in front from close range after the break, before Iago Aspas drew things level within two minutes.

Unperturbed, Ronaldo then struck his second of the day from the spot with 18 minutes remaining to cap an excellent week for Madrid, during which they also secured progress to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Atlético, meanwhile, dropped their first points of the season at the Estadio Vicente Calderón. After 13 straight wins on their own patch, the hosts slipped to a 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Xabier Prieto rushing clear on the break in the 53rd minute to make the difference.

Also on Sunday, Valencia CF missed the chance to go fourth with a 1-0 defeat at Athletic Club, while Levante UD and Getafe CF played out a 0-0 stalemate.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.24CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:11 CET

10/03/2013

AtléticoAtlético0-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Xabier Prieto 53

Venue: Madrid

10/03/2013

CeltaCelta1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Aspas 63

Ronaldo 61, 72 (P)

Venue: Pontevedra

10/03/2013

LevanteLevante0-0GetafeGetafe

Venue: Valencia

10/03/2013

AthleticAthletic1-0ValenciaValencia

Muniain 79

Venue: Bilbao

09/03/2013

MallorcaMallorca2-1SevillaSevilla

Alfaro 16, 66

Negredo 61

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

09/03/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0DeportivoDeportivo

Alexis Sánchez 38, Messi 88

Venue: Barcelona

09/03/2013

ValladolidValladolid1-1MálagaMálaga

Manucho 41

Demichelis 8

Venue: Valladolid

09/03/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-0EspanyolEspanyol

Domínguez 9, Piti 77

Venue: Madrid

08/03/2013

BetisBetis2-1OsasunaOsasuna

Molina 19, Rubén 79

Silva 73

Venue: Sevilla

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