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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Levante 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Verza (Levante) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Iván López (Levante).

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Zouhair Feddal (Levante).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Rubén García (Levante).

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Levante. Roger replaces Víctor Camarasa.

  14. Post update

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

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Iván López.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Levante. Rubén García replaces Jordi Xumetra.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 2nd January 2016

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