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Levante heat up the title race with a 2-0 victory over Atletico

Sat 20 February 2021 | 17:30

A brilliant team-performance from Levante handed them a well-deserved 2-0 victory over La Liga leaders, Atletico Madrid. Morales and Frutos scored the match’s goals, while Daniel Cardenas, who was undoubtedly the man of the match, kept a clean-sheet by making 10 brilliant saves.

The game was dated just three days after their reverse fixture, where

Levante

achieved a precious point from the league leaders. Hence, the game had extra importance for

Diego

Simeone’s

men to avenge their Wednesday draw.

Atletico

started the game at top of the table, 6 points ahead of their local rival, Real Madrid, with one game in hand, while on the other end,

Paco Lopez’s

side were sitting 11

th

in the La Liga table with 28 points,

Levante

headed to the dressing room at half-time with a deserved 1-0 lead.

Jose

Morales

scored the match’s opener in the 30

th

minute as his deflected shot spanned over

Jan

Oblak

.

Atletico

created several big chances in the second half as they were eager to maintain their lead on the table.

Luis

Suarez’s

stunning free-kick in the 58

th

minute hit the

woodwork

, and two minutes later, the Uruguayan’s goal was

disallowed

goal as the referee decided he had fouled Vezo.

Heroic defensive performances from Levante didn’t allow

Atletico

to score the equalizer as

Frutos

doubled their lead on a quick counter-attack in the 94

th

minute.

 

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source: SportMob