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Falcao fires Atlético to Sevilla success

Published: Sunday 21 April 2013, 23.41CET
Club Atlético de Madrid tightened their grip on third place courtesy of a 1-0 success at Sevilla FC on a day when closest pursuers Real Sociedad de Fútbol drew 0-0 with CA Osasuna.
Falcao fires Atlético to Sevilla success
Falcao is mobbed by his Atlético team-mates ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 21 April 2013, 23.41CET

Falcao fires Atlético to Sevilla success

Club Atlético de Madrid tightened their grip on third place courtesy of a 1-0 success at Sevilla FC on a day when closest pursuers Real Sociedad de Fútbol drew 0-0 with CA Osasuna.

Falcao plundered his 25th Liga goal of the season as Club Atlético de Madrid edged out Sevilla FC 1-0 and strode 13 points clear of fourth-placed Real Sociedad de Fútbol, who were held to a goalless draw by CA Osasuna.

In a contest that was slow to catch fire, Falcao almost inevitably lit the fuse with 14 minutes remaining, turning in Raúl García's volley with the base of his studs. The hosts toiled in vain to recover as Thibaut Courtois denied Álvaro Negredo with a sprawling save before the on-loan Chelsea FC goalkeeper tipped Ivan Rakitić's rasping free-kick on to the crossbar. 

Elsewhere, RCD Espanyol moved into tenth place courtesy of a 2-0 victory at Getafe CF, with Joan Verdú and Christian Stuani both on target, while RC Deportivo La Coruña and Athletic Club played out a 1-1 stalemate.

Last updated: 22/04/13 1.31CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 24/04/2013 20:07 CET

21/04/2013

SevillaSevilla0-1AtléticoAtlético

Falcao 76

Venue: Sevilla

21/04/2013

OsasunaOsasuna0-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Venue: Pamplona

21/04/2013

DeportivoDeportivo1-1AthleticAthletic

Bruno Gama 38

Llorente 44

Venue: La Coruna

21/04/2013

GetafeGetafe0-2EspanyolEspanyol

Verdú 37, Stuani 73

Venue: Madrid

20/04/2013

ValenciaValencia5-1MálagaMálaga

Parejo 25, Soldado 28, 30 (P), Canales 31, Éver Banega 56

Júlio Baptista 45+1

Venue: Valencia

20/04/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona1-0LevanteLevante

Fàbregas 84

Venue: Barcelona

20/04/2013

Real MadridReal Madrid3-1BetisBetis

Özil 45, 90, Benzema 57

Molina 73 (P)

Venue: Madrid

20/04/2013

GranadaGranada1-1ValladolidValladolid

El Arabi 73

Ebert 58

Venue: Granada

19/04/2013

MallorcaMallorca1-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Alfaro 12

Piti 6

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

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