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Atlético fail to pounce on Barcelona slip

Published: Sunday 19 January 2014, 22.56CET
Club Atlético de Madrid had to settle for a frustrating 1-1 draw with Sevilla FC after Liga co-leaders FC Barcelona had recorded the same scoreline at Levante UD.
Atlético fail to pounce on Barcelona slip
Ivan Rakitić equalised for Sevilla against Atlético ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 19 January 2014, 22.56CET

Atlético fail to pounce on Barcelona slip

Club Atlético de Madrid had to settle for a frustrating 1-1 draw with Sevilla FC after Liga co-leaders FC Barcelona had recorded the same scoreline at Levante UD.

Leading duo FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid both dropped points in the Liga on Sunday to remain locked together at the top of the table.

Barcelona handed the initiative to Diego Simeone's men when they were held 1-1 at Levante UD ahead of Atlético's home meeting with Sevilla FC. Levante went ahead on ten minutes as Loukas Vyntra headed Andreas Ivanschitz's corner past Víctor Valdés. Barça responded just nine minutes later, with Gerard Piqué burying a header of his own, but that was as good as it got for the visitors. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas produced an excellent double save to deny Lionel Messi and Levante held on for a share of the spoils.

Atlético appeared poised to take maximum advantage in the late game when David Villa blasted into the net after Beto had kept out Juanfran's header. However, with 17 minutes remaining, Ivan Rakitić scored from the penalty spot after Juanfran had brought down Carlos Bacca. Sevilla lost Alberto Moreno to a late red card, but the Rojiblancos were unable to restore their lead.

Elsewhere, Villarreal CF went fourth as Ikechukwu Uche's early strike and Bruno Soriano's 87th-minute penalty secured a 2-0 win against 17th-placed UD Almería, while Getafe CF came from two down to earn a 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad de Fútbol.

Last updated: 19/01/14 23.57CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 19/01/2014 22:52 CET

19/01/2014

AtléticoAtlético1-1SevillaSevilla

Villa 18

Rakitić 73 (P)

Venue: Madrid

19/01/2014

LevanteLevante1-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Vyntra 10

Piqué 19

Venue: Valencia

19/01/2014

VillarrealVillarreal2-0AlmeríaAlmería

Uche 3, Bruno Soriano 87 (P)

Venue: Castellon

19/01/2014

GetafeGetafe2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Marica 28, Pedro León 52

Agirretxe 4, 16

Venue: Madrid

18/01/2014

EspanyolEspanyol1-0CeltaCelta

Sergio García 88

Venue: Barcelona

18/01/2014

GranadaGranada0-0OsasunaOsasuna

Venue: Granada

18/01/2014

ElcheElche2-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Albácar 19 (P), Márquez 79

Venue: Elche

18/01/2014

BetisBetis0-5Real MadridReal Madrid

Ronaldo 10, Bale 25, Benzema 45+1, Di María 62, Morata 90

Venue: Sevilla

17/01/2014

MálagaMálaga0-0ValenciaValencia

Venue: Malaga

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