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Madrid duo close gap at Liga summit

Published: Sunday 20 January 2013, 22.52CET
Club Atlético de Madrid moved to within eight points of the Liga summit with a 2-0 win at home to Levante UD, before a first-half goal blitz eased Real Madrid CF past Valencia CF.
Madrid duo close gap at Liga summit
Adrián López (centre) broke the deadlock for Atlético ©AFP
Published: Sunday 20 January 2013, 22.52CET

Madrid duo close gap at Liga summit

Club Atlético de Madrid moved to within eight points of the Liga summit with a 2-0 win at home to Levante UD, before a first-half goal blitz eased Real Madrid CF past Valencia CF.

Club Atlético de Madrid consigned Levante UD to a 2-0 defeat courtesy of goals in either half from Adrián López and Koke, while neighbours Real Madrid CF were in free-scoring mood as they saw off Valencia CF 5-0.

FC Barcelona's surprise loss at Real Sociedad de Fútbol on Saturday allowed Diego Simeone's second-placed Atlético to trim the gap at the top to eight points. Adrián broke the deadlock after 32 minutes, before Koke caught the eye with a sumptuous 20-metre strike. The only negative for Atlético came when top goalscorer Falcao limped off with a hamstring injury midway through the second half.

Real Madrid sit seven points further back in third after making light work of Valencia CF thanks to five first-half goals. Gonzalo Higuaín opened the floodgates nine minutes in with a neat left-footed finish, before Ángel Di María and Cristiano Ronaldo both hit doubles ahead of the half-time whistle.

Elsewhere, CA Osasuna climbed off the foot of the table at the expense of RC Deportivo La Coruña, whom they beat 2-1, while Real Valladolid CF prevailed 2-0 at home to Real Zaragoza.

Last updated: 21/01/13 1.00CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 17/06/2019 15:13 CET

20/01/2019

BarcelonaBarcelona3-1LeganésLeganés

Dembélé 32, Luis Suárez 71, Messi 90+2

Braithwaite 57

Venue: Barcelona

20/01/2019

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Comesaña 22, Embarba 28

Moreno 39, Willian José 82

Venue: Madrid

20/01/2019

LevanteLevante2-0ValladolidValladolid

Coke 42, Roger 90+5

Venue: Valencia

20/01/2019

VillarrealVillarreal1-1AthleticAthletic

Ekambi 71

Jaume Costa 18 (og)

Venue: Villarreal

20/01/2019

BetisBetis3-2GironaGirona

Tello 12, Loren Morón 54, Canales 90+4 (P)

García 36, Doumbia 44

Venue: Sevilla

19/01/2019

CeltaCelta1-2ValenciaValencia

Araújo 40

Torres 71, Rodrigo 84

Venue: Vigo

19/01/2019

HuescaHuesca0-3AtléticoAtlético

Lucas 31, Arias 52, Koke 71

Venue: Huesca

19/01/2019

Real MadridReal Madrid2-0SevillaSevilla

Casemiro 78, Modrić 90+2

Venue: Madrid

18/01/2019

GetafeGetafe4-0AlavésAlavés

Mata 33, 88, Molina 46, 55

Venue: Madrid

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