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La Liga: Atletico Madrid secure Champions League berth

IANS  |  Madrid 

Atletico on Sunday defeated Levante 3-0 in the football action, securing a berth for the sixth time in a row.

Since the 2012-2013 season, Atletico have qualified for every single year, and now they have booked a place with six games to spare after extending their home winning streak to 10 without conceding any goals, reports

Atletico have 71 points from 32 games, meaning that they are guaranteed to finish among the top-four in the

Reaching their 10th straight home win with a clean sheet, Atletico's was not really tested against Levante, which tried to attack during the first half hour but did not pose any danger.

It was the squad, however, who got onto the scoreboard with finding the back of the net in the 33rd minute on a pass from Victor Machin Perez, better known as Vitolo.

Levante paid for their lack of precision in front of Atletico's goal after the intermission, as the home side doubled the score just four minutes into the second half on a powerful shot from

Atletico's decided to replace the French forward, inserting Fernando Torres, who scored the third goal on a volley connecting Correa's cross.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 00:54 IST
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