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Atletico Madrid win to go top in La Liga

Dec 22 2013, 6:12am CST | by

Madrid, Dec 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Madrid, Dec 22 — Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium. The result means that...

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Atletico Madrid win to go top in La Liga

Dec 22 2013, 6:12am CST | by

Madrid, Dec 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Madrid, Dec 22 — Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

The result means that Barcelona have to win 2-0 or 3-2 or better in their trip to play Getafe Sunday to recover the leadership, reports Xinhua.

Atletico were made to suffer more than expected after falling behind to an early goal from Andres Ivanschitz before Diego Godin scored a header midway through the first half.

Diego Costa's incredible scoring run continued two minutes after the break as he netted his 18th of the campaign, but Pedro Rios dragged Levante back into the game after 56 minutes.

It was not until the 13 minute from time that Costa scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to send Atletico top and send the fans in the Calderon into raptures.

The round of games kicked off with a minor surprise as Sevilla won 2-1 away to Villarreal, who would have moved above Athletic Club Bilbao with a win.

Cala put Sevilla ahead after 24 minutes and Carlos Bacca's recent run of goals continued when he doubled their lead with just under 20 minutes remaining and although Perbet pulled a goal back from the penalty spot with two minutes remaining, it was too little too late.

Real Sociedad took advantage of Villarreal's defeat and continue their climb up the table into fifth place thanks to a 3-1 win away to Granada.

Carlos Vela netted twice and Antoine Griezmann also scored for the on-form side from San Sebastian, whose first game in 2013 is the Basque derby at home to neighbours, Athletic Club Bilbao.

Piti scored a magnificent goal for Granada with a 30 effort that deserved to be more than just a consolation goal.

Finally Betis will go into the New Year rock bottom of the table after a 1-0 home defeat to Almeria.

Azeez's fourth minute shot took a huge deflection on its way into the back off the net and Betis created a lot of chances only to be denied by poor finishing and great goalkeeping by Esteban Suarez in the Almeria goal, although it should be added that Almeria, who climb out of the relegation zone with the win, also had chances to score more goals on the break.

The end of the game saw incredible scenes as the Betis fans cheered the players, who stayed in the middle of the pitch, despite the defeat with the majority of the players in tears at the support of their fans at a difficult time.

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Costa vows to deliver Chelsea trophies

Jul 23 2014 7:20pm CDT | Source: FOXSPORTS.com.au

Spain Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
CHELSEA signing Diego Costa has vowed to bring silverware to Stamford Bridge following his big-money switch from Atle ...
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Costa: Mourinho is the best manager in the world

Jul 23 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: inside spanish football

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New Chelsea striker, Diego Costa gave his first interview as a memeber of the club and feels that Chelsea have a squad that can compete for every title. In an interview with Chelsea TV, Costa first spoke about how he has adapted to the club since arriving several weeks ago. “Finally, after a long ...
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Chelsea 2014 Transfers Update: Ins, Outs and Future Signings

Jul 23 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: Soccerlens

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Chelsea 2014 Transfers Update: Ins, Outs and Future Signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea have possibly done the best deals in the transfer windows amongst the top Premier League clubs in the ongoing window. The Blues first signed the former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. He was then followed by the arrival of Diego Costa and Filipe Luis. The Brazil-born Spanish international and the Brazilian left-back arrived from Atletico Madrid. In addition t ...
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I dont need to change for Chelsea - Costa

Jul 23 2014 12:16pm CDT | Source: football

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New Chelsea striker Diego Costa said on Wednesday that manager Jose Mourinho has told him the team will play to his s ...
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New signing Costa aiming to impress with Chelsea

Jul 23 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

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New Chelsea signing Diego Costa has vowed to do his utmost to deliver trophies at Stamford Bridge. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines r ...
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The Stats: Real Madrid’s Transfer Outlay In Comparison To Their Nearest Competitors

Jul 23 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: balls

James Rodriguez Officially Unveiled At Real Madrid
Having splashed out world record fees for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in recent years, Real Madrid’s transfer juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down after they parted with €80 million to sign James Rodriguez from Monaco. The Spanish giants have never been ones to tighten up around talk of opening the chequebook but the squad that they’ve assembled for the coming season has outstripped anything that has been seen before. Eve ...
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Diego Costa’s 1st Chelsea interview: ‘I will fight for this club’ (figure of speech!) [Video]

Jul 23 2014 9:25am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Spain Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
One of four La Liga imports to Chelsea this summer, Diego Costa has given his first interview as a Chelsea player. Still getting to grips with English, Costa spoke in Spanish – interestingly enough, as Portuguese is his first language. The striker, who arrived from Atletico Madrid along with Filipe Luis, told Chelsea TV: ‘The fans can be confident that I will fight for this club, to make sure we’re in contention for as many trophies as possible th ...
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Chelsea Transfer News: Fernando Torres Race Hots Up, Latest on Romelu Lukaku

Jul 23 2014 9:22am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Spain Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Fernando Torres is reportedly the subject of interest for Atletico Madrid and Monaco, as the race to sign Chelsea's faltering striker begins to ignite. The Spanish international has struggled to capture anything near his best form since moving to West London in 2011. His notorious £50 million fee could be significantly cut by his former club Atletico, who are eyeing a replacement for Diego Costa. Simon Jones of the Daily Mail reveals Monaco are ready to do ...
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Bamford impressed by Chelsea signings Cesc, Diego Costa in training

Jul 23 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

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Patrick Bamford has enjoyed training with Chelsea's first team squad in preseason. The young striker admits he's been impressed by new teammates Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines read more ...
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'Costa would be average if he wasn't nasty'

Jul 23 2014 7:02am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Spain Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Chelsea's new £32 million striker Diego Costa is an "average player" if you take away his "nastiness and aggression", according to a former key member of the club's backroom st ...
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