Spanish La Liga
Levante2Atl Madrid1

Levante 2-1 Atlético Madrid

Levante celebration
Levante won for just the eighth time in La Liga this season

Atletico Madrid can no longer win the Spanish title following a surprise 2-1 defeat at bottom club Levante.

They trail leaders Barcelona by three points with one game to go, and Barca have the better head-to-head record so would win if points are level.

Champions League finalists Atletico went 1-0 up through Fernando Torres.

But Levante, who are relegated, hit back with goals from Victor Casadesus and a last-minute Giuseppe Rossi strike.

Relive the drama of the penultimate weeked of the La Liga title race

One hurdle too many

Plaudits have been paid to Diego Simeone and his Atletico players since they overcame Bayern Munich to set up a 28 May Champions League final with Real Madrid in Milan.

Yet their midweek exploits looked to have caught up with them as they failed to overcome La Liga's bottom club.

It had looked to be going to plan when Torres finished well following Koke's clever pass.

Atletico had kept clean sheets in their previous four league games, three of which had ended 1-0.

But Casadesus' equaliser and Rossi's late breakaway at the Ciutat de Valencia means 2014 champions Atletico, who started with inspirational central defender Diego Godin and top scorer Antoine Griezmann on the bench, now cannot overhaul Barca.

Levante v Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid started the day level on points with leaders Barcelona

Line-ups

Levante

  • 1Mariño
  • 19López Muñoz
  • 14Medjani
  • 4Navarro
  • 12García GarcíaBooked at 42mins
  • 7García RabascoSubstituted forMate Juniorat 64'minutes
  • 8Lerma
  • 9CueroSubstituted forGarcía Santosat 45'minutes
  • 25Verdú
  • 11Morales Nogales
  • 18Casadesús CastañoSubstituted forRossiat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2López Mendoza
  • 3García Aranda
  • 5Mate Junior
  • 10García Santos
  • 13Martínez Andrade
  • 20Brum Silva Acosta
  • 21Rossi

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 24Giménez de VargasBooked at 65mins
  • 15Savic
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 6Koke
  • 14GabiSubstituted forParteyat 70'minutes
  • 12FernandezSubstituted forCarrascoat 45'minutes
  • 17Ñíguez
  • 16CorreaSubstituted forGriezmannat 45'minutes
  • 9Torres

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 2Godín
  • 7Griezmann
  • 18Gámez
  • 21Carrasco
  • 22Partey
  • 23Vietto
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
11,806

Match Stats

Home TeamLevanteAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Levante 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Levante 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Pedro López (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Levante 2, Atlético de Madrid 1. Giuseppe Rossi (Levante) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Morales following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Rubén García (Levante) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joan Verdú.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Juanfran.

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Rossi (Levante) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Carl Medjani following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Rossi (Levante) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morales.

Foul by Rubén García (Levante).

Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Juanfran (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Giuseppe Rossi replaces Casadesús.

Attempt missed. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Partey.

Hand ball by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juanfran.

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

Attempt blocked. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Levante).

Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Diego Mariño.

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Thomas Partey replaces Gabi.

Juanfran (Levante) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Juanfran tries a through ball, but Saúl Ñíguez is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Morales (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Casadesús (Levante) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Giménez (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Morales (Levante) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Casadesús.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Simao Mate replaces Verza.

Offside, Levante. Rubén García tries a through ball, but Pedro López is caught offside.

Jefferson Lerma (Levante) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Morales.

Rubén García (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 8th May 2016

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona372845109298088
2Real Madrid372764108347487
3Atl Madrid37274661184385
4Villarreal371810944331164
5Celta Vigo37179115157-660
6Ath Bilbao371781255441159
7Sevilla371410135047352
8Malaga371112143434045
9Real Sociedad37129164448-445
10Las Palmas37128174449-544
11Valencia371111154647-144
12Eibar371110164757-1043
13Dep La Coruña37818114559-1442
14Real Betis371012153251-1942
15Espanyol37117193672-3640
16Granada37109184666-2039
17Getafe3799193665-2936
18Sporting Gijón3799193862-2436
19Rayo Vallecano37811184972-2335
20Levante3788213667-3132
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