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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Bruno (15' OG)

Atletico see off Levante for third win on the bounce

Atletico Madrid earned a third consecutive La Liga win by beating Levante 1-0 away on Tuesday to cement their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

The game was decided by an own goal in the 15th minute from Levante's Bruno Gonzalez, who deflected the ball into his own net as he tried to prevent it reaching Diego Costa after some fine work from Marcos Llorente.

Atleti should have added to their lead in the first half but after the break had to withstand plenty of pressure from Levante, who are playing their home games in the town of La Nucia while their Ciutat de Valencia stadium is being renovated.

Yet Diego Simeone's side saw out the victory to tighten their grip on third place by moving two points above fourth-placed Sevilla and six above Getafe in fifth, who drew 1-1 at Real Valladolid.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 38 +45 87
2 Barcelona 38 +48 82
3 Atletico Madrid 38 +24 70
4 Sevilla FC 38 +20 70
5 Villarreal 38 +14 60
6 Real Sociedad 38 +8 56
7 Granada 38 +7 56
8 Getafe 38 +6 54
9 Valencia 38 -7 53
10 Osasuna 38 -8 52
11 Athletic Bilbao 38 +3 51
12 Levante 38 -6 49
13 Real Valladolid 38 -11 42
14 Eibar 38 -17 42
15 Real Betis 38 -12 41
16 Alavés 38 -25 39
17 Celta Vigo 38 -12 37
18 Leganes 38 -21 36
19 Mallorca 38 -25 33
20 Espanyol 38 -31 25