Monday, May 20

Atletico lost to Levante

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid were left in shock as they lost to Levante 0-2. It was their first league defeat in 12 games.

Morales gave Levante the early lead. A deflected strike, shot inside the box was enough to deceive keeper Oblak to find the net. Atletico had a poor first half and couldn’t produce many chances.

Atletico started the second half on a high. However, they couldn’t find the net. Levante keeper Cardenas made a total of 10 saves In the match to keep a clean sheet. Luis Suarez hit the post Correa’s goal was ruled off for a Suarez foul. Joao Felix wasted few chances too.

Also, Llorente and Lodi came near to equalizing the match. But it was Levante who doubled their lead near to the end of the match. After Oblak had committed himself forward to fight a corner, Jorge de Frutos knocked into an empty net to score the second in added time. Thomas Lemar also came close to scoring in the dying minutes of the second half but couldn’t pull one back.

Atletico took just five points from four games in February, ceding ground in the title race to champions Real as well as Barcelona. If Barcelona defeats Cadiz on Sunday, will come within six points of the leaders.

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