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
achieved a precious point from the league leaders. Hence, the game had extra importance for
men to avenge their Wednesday draw.
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,
side were sitting 11
in the La Liga table with 28 points,
headed to the dressing room at half-time with a deserved 1-0 lead.
scored the match’s opener in the 30
minute as his deflected shot spanned over
created several big chances in the second half as they were eager to maintain their lead on the table.
stunning free-kick in the 58
minute hit the
, and two minutes later, the Uruguayan’s goal was
goal as the referee decided he had fouled Vezo.
Heroic defensive performances from Levante didn’t allow
to score the equalizer as
doubled their lead on a quick counter-attack in the 94