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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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Jul 31 2014 2:07am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Three Premier League-based players on Atletico wish-list. SEE MORE: Top 100 players in the world. Atletico Madrid have reportedly set their sights on three Premier League-based players as they look to strengthen their squad for next season, according to the Daily Star. The Spanish champions have had to cope with three of their own star players leaving for England this summer, with Chelsea raiding their title-winning squad for star striker Diego Costa and left-back Fi ...
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Jose Mourinho's generally an extremely cunning and intelligent manager. So what in the world was he thinking selling Romelu Lukaku to Everton? The young Belgian has returned to Goodison Park, this time in a permanent deal. The Toffees paid a club-record £28 million: In talking about the move, Lukaku said that he was disappointed that his brief career at Chelsea didn't work out but that he wasn't content to sit on the bench, per The Guardian's An ...
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Jul 31 2014 1:32am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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Vitesse 1 Chelsea 3: Spanish midfielder scores fist goal for Chelsea since move from Barcelona while Diego Costa impresses with two ...
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Didier Drogba Could Spark Chelsea Back To Premier League Title

Jul 30 2014 6:49pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

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Cesc Fabregas gets first goal for Chelsea in 3-1 win at Vitesse Arnhem

Jul 30 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Midfielder scores from free-kick in Holland friendly match Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic chip in with a goal eachCesc Fabregas scored his first goal for Chelsea as they beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-1 in Holland on Wednesday.The Spain midfielder, deployed in a central attacking role behind Diego Costa, curled a free-kick into the back of the net in the first half to put Chelsea two-up, with Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic scoring the other goals. C ...
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Allowing Lukaku to Leave Is a Monumental Risk for Chelsea

Jul 30 2014 4:27pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Everton ended the speculation surrounding Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea future on Wednesday by signing the Belgian international striker for a fee of around £28 million, per BBC Sport. Many have seen this as a statement of intent by Roberto Martinez's side, who for the past few years have become more accustomed to receiving large payouts rather than making them. However, what’s received less coverage is just what a massive risk this is for Chelsea. Even wit ...
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Jul 30 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Chelsea and the transfer window have a rather love-hate relationship—sometimes business is good, other times it isn't. While the Blues' big-name summer signings are undoubtedly more signs of manager Jose Mourinho's squad-building intelligence, top-quality stars may well be on the way out of Stamford Bridge as a direct result. With Chelsea living in silver linings as the 2014/15 Premier League fast approaches, we take a look at player exits that make up the clouds in west ...
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PHOTO: Romelu Lukaku holds the Everton shirt

Jul 30 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Soccerlens

PHOTO: Romelu Lukaku holds the Everton shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Romaelu Lukaku has completed his permanent move to Everton for a £28m fee from Chelsea, with the Belgian signing a five-year deal to stay on Merseyside. The 21-year-old striker barely had a look-in at Stamford Bridge since his £18m transfer from Anderlecht back in 2011, and now joins Roberto Martinez’s Toffees after spending ...
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