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Atlético beat Madrid to keep pace with Barcelona

Published: Saturday 28 September 2013, 23.56CET
Club Atlético de Madrid secured a first Liga win against Real Madrid CF since 1999 to keep pace at the top with FC Barcelona, who were 2-0 victors against UD Almería.
Atlético beat Madrid to keep pace with Barcelona
Diego Costa took his league tally to eight for the season with the only goal against Real Madrid ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 28 September 2013, 23.56CET

Atlético beat Madrid to keep pace with Barcelona

Club Atlético de Madrid secured a first Liga win against Real Madrid CF since 1999 to keep pace at the top with FC Barcelona, who were 2-0 victors against UD Almería.

FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid remain locked together at the top of the Spanish Liga table after recording victories on Saturday.

Atlético had not beaten Real Madrid CF in the league since 1999, but were in front against their city rivals after just 11 minutes, Diego Costa finishing coolly for his eighth Liga goal of the season, drawing him level with Lionel Messi at the top of the scoring charts. Tiago then headed a fine chance over, before the visitors' goalscorer wasted two more opportunities to add to his tally. Gareth Bale came on at half-time for his home debut but could not prevent a defeat which leaves Carlo Ancelotti's team five points adrift of the pacesetters.

Barcelona's 2-0 victory at UD Almería, meanwhile, came at a cost, with Messi forced off in the first half because of a thigh injury. The Argentina forward, who had put the Azulgrana in front after 21 minutes, will undergo further tests on Sunday. Adriano scored Barcelona's second 11 minutes after the interval.

Valencia CF, meanwhile, are up to sixth thanks to a 1-0 victory against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Jonas scoring the only goal after 37 minutes. Sevilla FC drew 1-1 with Real Sociedad de Fútbol in the day's other game.

Last updated: 29/09/13 0.01CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/10/2013 19:07 CET

28/09/2013

Real MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético

Diego Costa 11

Venue: Madrid

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-1SevillaSevilla

Griezmann 66

Samperio 18

Venue: San Sebastian

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AlmeríaAlmería0-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Messi 21, Adriano 56

Venue: Almeria

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ValenciaValencia1-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Jonas 37

Venue: Valencia

27/09/2013

ValladolidValladolid2-2MálagaMálaga

Guerra 56, Osorio Botello 64

Santa Cruz 23, Pawłowski 76

Venue: Valladolid

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