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Atlético move level with Barcelona

Published: Saturday 30 November 2013, 21.54CET
Club Atlético de Madrid joined FC Barcelona on points at the top of the Spanish Liga thanks to a 2-0 success at Elche FC, on a day when Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick for Real Madrid CF.

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Published: Saturday 30 November 2013, 21.54CET

Atlético move level with Barcelona

Club Atlético de Madrid joined FC Barcelona on points at the top of the Spanish Liga thanks to a 2-0 success at Elche FC, on a day when Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick for Real Madrid CF.

Club Atlético de Madrid moved level on points with FC Barcelona at the top of the Spanish Liga after defeating Elche FC 2-0 on a Saturday which also featured a Gareth Bale hat-trick in a 4-0 success for Real Madrid CF.

The Blaugrana have the chance to restore their three-point cushion when they travel to Athletic Club on Sunday, but, for 24 hours at least, they have been joined on 40 points by Diego Simeone's men. Atlético were held for over an hour until Diego Costa laid off for Koke to tap in, and the Brazilian forward notched a goal of his own on 74 minutes to seal victory.

Madrid remain three points behind their city rivals after comfortably seeing off Real Valladolid CF 4-0, with Bale the star of the show. The Welshman's opener was added to by Karim Benzema before half-time, and Bale struck twice more after the interval to secure a fifth successive league win for the Merengues.

Elsewhere, Real Sociedad de Fútbol fought back to down RCD Espanyol 2-1 and RC Celta de Vigo beat UD Almería 3-1. In Friday's games, Weligton's added-time equaliser earned a 1-1 draw for Málaga CF at fourth-placed Villarreal CF, and Getafe CF clinched a 1-0 triumph against Levante UD.

Last updated: 03/12/13 19.41CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
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Last updated: 30/11/2013 23:51 CET

30/11/2013

EspanyolEspanyol1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Córdoba 31

Griezmann 69, Stuani 88 (og)

Venue: Barcelona

30/11/2013

Real MadridReal Madrid4-0ValladolidValladolid

Bale 33, 64, 89, Benzema 36

Venue: Madrid

30/11/2013

CeltaCelta3-1AlmeríaAlmería

Orellana 26, Oubiña 49, Dias de Oliveira 59

Suso 9

Venue: Pontevedra

30/11/2013

ElcheElche0-2AtléticoAtlético

Koke 63, Diego Costa 74

Venue: Elche

29/11/2013

VillarrealVillarreal1-1MálagaMálaga

Bruno Soriano 32

Weligton 90+4

Venue: Castellon

29/11/2013

GetafeGetafe1-0LevanteLevante

Pedro León 79

Venue: Madrid

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