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Costa comes good in eighth Atlético triumph

Published: Sunday 6 October 2013, 23.18CET
Diego Costa scored twice after missing a penalty as Club Atlético de Madrid edged RC Celta de Vigo 2-1 to move level with FC Barcelona on maximum points at the summit.
Costa comes good in eighth Atlético triumph
Diego Costa is mobbed by his Atlético team-mates ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 6 October 2013, 23.18CET

Costa comes good in eighth Atlético triumph

Diego Costa scored twice after missing a penalty as Club Atlético de Madrid edged RC Celta de Vigo 2-1 to move level with FC Barcelona on maximum points at the summit.

Two goals from Diego Costa steered Club Atlético de Madrid to their eighth consecutive Liga victory at home to RC Celta de Vigo.

Diego Simeone's charges were reeling when visiting goalkeeper Yoel guessed correctly to repel Costa's 26th-minute penalty. The Brazilian poacher atoned for his error three minutes before the interval, however, stabbing Filipe Luis's defence-splitting cross into an empty net at the back post.

Atlético resumed with the same authority after the break, and Costa rubber-stamped the lead. Bustling his way past two defenders, the 24-year-old fired beyond Yoel for his tenth goal of the campaign. The hosts were wobbling when Nolito reduced the deficit, but regained their composure to move level on maximum points with FC Barcelona at the summit.

Ivan Rakitić hit a last-minute winner as Sevilla FC beat UD Almería 2-1, while Pedro Léon's first-half double shaped Getafe CF's 3-1 defeat of Real Betis Balompié. It finished honours even between Athletic Club and Valencia CF in the late kick-off.

Last updated: 06/10/13 23.41CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/10/2013 20:11 CET

06/10/2013

AthleticAthletic1-1ValenciaValencia

Rico Moreno 76

Banega 43 (P)

Venue: Bilbao

06/10/2013

GetafeGetafe3-1BetisBetis

Pedro León 15, 22, Adrián Colunga 27

Rafa 51 (og)

Venue: Madrid

06/10/2013

SevillaSevilla2-1AlmeríaAlmería

Gameiro 6, Rakitić 90+3

Rodri 23

Venue: Sevilla

06/10/2013

AtléticoAtlético2-1CeltaCelta

Diego Costa 42, 62

Nolito 71

Venue: Madrid

05/10/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona4-1ValladolidValladolid

Alexis Sánchez 14, 64, Xavi Hernández 52, Neymar 70

Guerra 10

Venue: Barcelona

05/10/2013

LevanteLevante2-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Baba Diawara 57, El Zhar 86

Ramos 61, Morata 90, Ronaldo 90+4

Venue: Valencia

05/10/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Viera 89 (P)

Venue: Madrid

05/10/2013

ElcheElche2-1EspanyolEspanyol

Coro 40, 74

Bifouma 66

Venue: Elche

04/10/2013

MálagaMálaga0-1OsasunaOsasuna

Oriol Riera 23

Venue: Malaga

04/10/2013

VillarrealVillarreal3-0GranadaGranada

Bruno Soriano 30, Dos Santos 49, Pina 82

Venue: Castellon

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