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Atlético stay in touch with Athletic scalp

Published: Sunday 3 November 2013, 22.53CET
Club Atlético de Madrid beat Athletic Club 2-0 at the Estadio Vicente Calderón to return within a point of Liga leaders FC Barcelona, while Valencia CF also triumphed.

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Published: Sunday 3 November 2013, 22.53CET

Atlético stay in touch with Athletic scalp

Club Atlético de Madrid beat Athletic Club 2-0 at the Estadio Vicente Calderón to return within a point of Liga leaders FC Barcelona, while Valencia CF also triumphed.

Club Atlético de Madrid returned within a point of leaders FC Barcelona in the Spanish Liga as they made it 11 wins from 12 league outings via a straightforward 2-0 success against Athletic Club at the Estadio Vicente Calderón.

Diego Simeone's men went ahead after 32 minutes as David Villa's volley from ten metres slipped past Gorka Iraizoz and into the net. The lead was doubled nine minutes later when Diego Costa latched onto Koke's pass, cut inside Erik Morán – who was later sent off – and slipped in his 13th league goal of the season. That put the hosts back on the tails of Barcelona, who defeated RCD Espanyol 1-0 on Friday.

Valencia CF moved ninth courtesy of a 1-0 win at Getafe CF, sealed for them by Dorlan Pabón's remarkable strike from 30 metres, which flew into the top corner after Paco Alcácer had earlier struck the woodwork for the visitors.

Also on Sunday, Levante UD missed the chance to move level with fourth-placed Villarreal CF on 20 points as Piti's added-time goal condemned them to a 1-0 home defeat by Granada CF. As for Málaga CF, they were handed a last-gasp victory as Samu's 93rd-minute winner sealed a 3-2 win against Real Betis Balompié, who had twice pegged back the hosts before the late decider.

Last updated: 03/12/13 20.13CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

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Last updated: 03/11/2013 22:52 CET

03/11/2013

MálagaMálaga3-2BetisBetis

Santa Cruz 13, Eliseu 61, García Sánchez 90+3

Verdú 33, Jordi 63

Venue: Malaga

03/11/2013

LevanteLevante0-1GranadaGranada

Piti 90+1

Venue: Valencia

03/11/2013

AtléticoAtlético2-0AthleticAthletic

Villa 32, Diego Costa 41

Venue: Madrid

03/11/2013

GetafeGetafe0-1ValenciaValencia

Pabón 40

Venue: Madrid

02/11/2013

SevillaSevilla0-1CeltaCelta

López Sánchez 47

Venue: Sevilla

02/11/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Viera 53 (P), 55 (P)

Ronaldo 3, 48, Benzema 31

Venue: Madrid

02/11/2013

AlmeríaAlmería1-0ValladolidValladolid

Rodri 38

Venue: Almeria

02/11/2013

Real SociedadReal Sociedad5-0OsasunaOsasuna

Ansotegi 33, Iñigo Martínez 47, Griezmann 56, Castro 81, Seferovic 88

Venue: San Sebastian

01/11/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona1-0EspanyolEspanyol

Alexis Sánchez 68

Venue: Barcelona

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