Spanish La Liga
Atl Madrid1Levante0

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Levante

Thomas Partey
Thomas Partey's goal was his first in La Liga for Atletico

Substitute Thomas Partey scored a late winner for Atletico Madrid as they beat bottom side Levante to go top of La Liga.

Atletico took advantage of Barcelona's earlier 0-0 draw with Espanyol to move two points clear, albeit having now played a game more.

The 2013-14 champions looked like they were going to be frustrated after Koke hit the crossbar with a fantastic half-volley from 20 yards.

But midfielder Partey burst into the box and his shot was fumbled into the net by keeper Diego Marino for the only goal with nine minutes left.

Atletico's win means Real Madrid will not be able to go top when they face Gary Neville's Valencia on Sunday (19:30 GMT).

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 6KokeSubstituted forCarrascoat 62'minutes
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 17Saúl
  • 7Griezmann
  • 11MartínezSubstituted forParteyat 73'minutes
  • 16CorreaSubstituted forViettoat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 9Torres
  • 18Gámez
  • 21Carrasco
  • 22Partey
  • 23Vietto
  • 24Giménez de Vargas

Levante

  • 25Mariño
  • 2López Mendoza
  • 16Trujillo
  • 24FeddalBooked at 90mins
  • 3García Aranda
  • 22Martín-Bejarano SerranoSubstituted forCamarasaat 65'minutesSubstituted forMartí Salvadorat 83'minutes
  • 17XumetraBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGarcía Santosat 75'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 8Lerma
  • 7García RabascoBooked at 90mins
  • 11Morales Nogales
  • 23Ghilas

Substitutes

  • 6Camarasa
  • 10García Santos
  • 13Martínez Andrade
  • 14Martí Salvador
  • 15Karabelas
  • 32Traver Navarrete
  • 37Calvo Sanromán
Referee:
Carlos Clos Gómez
Attendance:
37,461

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamLevante
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Levante 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Levante 0.

Booking

Verza (Levante) is shown the yellow card.

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Iván López (Levante).

Booking

Zouhair Feddal (Levante) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Zouhair Feddal (Levante).

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rubén García (Levante).

Attempt missed. Luciano Vietto (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Partey with a cross.

Attempt missed. Roger (Levante) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Roger replaces Víctor Camarasa.

Attempt missed. Iván López (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Levante 0. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabi.

Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

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

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Iván López.

Attempt saved. Rubén García (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Rubén García replaces Jordi Xumetra.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Thomas Partey replaces Jackson Martínez.

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

Attempt missed. Morales (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma.

Corner, Levante. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

Attempt blocked. Jordi Xumetra (Levante) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morales.

Attempt missed. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gabi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Toño.

Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Filipe Luis tries a through ball, but Luciano Vietto is caught offside.

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nabil Ghilas (Levante).

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Víctor Camarasa replaces José Mari because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match José Mari (Levante) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Yannick Carrasco replaces Koke.

Booking

Rubén García (Levante) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jordi Xumetra (Levante) is shown the yellow card.

Jordi Xumetra (Levante) has gone down, but that's a dive.

goal

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