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Atletico beats Levante 1-0 in La Liga clash

IANS  |  Madrid 

A tenacious Atletico Madrid managed to overcome Levante's staunch resistance to earn a 1-0 win, extending its home to six matches here on Sunday.

Atletico extended its unbeaten run to 16 league matches on the strength of a penalty kick successfully converted by forward

The home side was eager to win and keep pace with Barcelona, who was set to take on Eibar later in the day, reports news.

center back had a chance to give Atletico Madrid the lead with a header in the first minute, and an electric Griezmann also tried to score repeatedly, but all efforts were smothered by Levante's Spanish

Making his starting lineup debut of the 2018/2019 season, Victor Machín Perez, best known as Vitolo, proved to be a for Levante down the left side.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 21:20 IST