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Atlético take control with Getafe success

Published: Sunday 13 April 2014, 15.25CET
Diego Costa scored, had a penalty saved and left the pitch on a stretcher as Club Atlético de Madrid triumphed 2-0 at Getafe CF to surge three points clear at the Liga summit.
Atlético take control with Getafe success
Diego Godín opened the scoring for Atlético ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 13 April 2014, 15.25CET

Atlético take control with Getafe success

Diego Costa scored, had a penalty saved and left the pitch on a stretcher as Club Atlético de Madrid triumphed 2-0 at Getafe CF to surge three points clear at the Liga summit.

Club Atlético de Madrid have surged three points clear at the Liga summit following a 2-0 success at Getafe CF, on a day when Sevilla FC triumphed by the same scoreline at derby rivals Real Betis Balompié.

Atlético welcomed Diego Costa back into their lineup after reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in midweek, but they struggled to find a breakthrough until Diego Godín headed in from a long ball five minutes before the interval. The hosts then lost Ángel Lafita to a 64th-minute red card for fouling Costa in the area, although Jordi Codina saved the Spain forward's penalty.

Costa made up for that miss when he struck with four minutes remaining, but he had to leave the pitch on a stretcher after colliding with a post, leaving the Rojiblancos with a nervy wait to discover the extent of his injury. Diego Simeone's men nonetheless stand three points clear of Real Madrid CF, with FC Barcelona a further point back.

In Andalusia, fifth-placed Sevilla took the Seville derby spoils thanks to a pair of Kevin Gameiro goals. The French forward hit his first from the spot on the half-hour after Juan Carlos had been dismissed for impeding Carlos Bacca, and he struck again eight minutes from time to secure victory away against bottom side Betis.

Elsewhere, Valencia CF edged Elche CF 2-1, while in the late kick-off RCD Espanyol drew 2-2 with Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

Last updated: 13/04/14 23.16CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/04/2014 22:54 CET

13/04/2014

EspanyolEspanyol2-2Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Stuani 3, Colotto 88

Falqué 43, Larrivey 50

Venue: Barcelona

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GetafeGetafe0-2AtléticoAtlético

Godín 40, Diego Costa 84

Venue: Madrid

13/04/2014

ValenciaValencia2-1ElcheElche

Piatti 22, Parejo 61

Coro 28

Venue: Valencia

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BetisBetis0-2SevillaSevilla

Gameiro 30 (P), 82

Venue: Sevilla

12/04/2014

Real MadridReal Madrid4-0AlmeríaAlmería

Di María 28, Bale 53, Isco 56, Morata 85

Venue: Madrid

12/04/2014

GranadaGranada1-0BarcelonaBarcelona

Brahimi 16

Venue: Granada

12/04/2014

VillarrealVillarreal1-0LevanteLevante

Perbet 90+5

Venue: Castellon

12/04/2014

CeltaCelta2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Nolito 37 (P), Mina Lorenzo 82

Canales 8, Griezmann 43

Venue: Pontevedra

11/04/2014

OsasunaOsasuna0-0ValladolidValladolid

Venue: Pamplona

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