Levante: Munúa; Pedro López,
Ballesteros, Cabral, Juanfran; Xavi Torres, Iborra (Farinós 66'); Valdo
(El Zhar 89'), Ghezzal (Botelho 56'), Barkero; Koné. 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Filipe Luis; Mario Suárez (Fran Mérida 70'), Gabi; Salvio (Falcao 65'), Diego, Arda Turan (Pizzi 78'); Adrián. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 01. Valdo. Got between defenders to head Barkero cross in off post.
2-0. 09. Koné. Ran in to head wide Barkero free kick past Courtois.
Yellow cards: Ballesteros 33', Turan 32', Diego 34', Koné 41', Juanfran (Levante) 44', Salvio 48', Mario Suárez 67', Miranda 72', 82', Valdo 87', Gabi 94' / red cards: Miranda 82'.
Levante return to fourth place after a 2-0 victory over Atlético Madrid on Sunday lunchtime. Starting the game three points behind their opponents, Simeone's side were looking for the win which would take them up level with them in the table. But within ten minutes they were two behind, Barkero crossing in for Valdo to head past Courtois with less than a minute gone, and Koné getting on the end of a Barkero free kick to head the second. Munúa was only troubled in the first 45 minutes by a timid effort from Salvio, and Barkero could have scored a third for the locals when he fired a shot in to the stands with the goal at his mercy. After the restart Munúa kept out efforts from Adrián and Turan, and Courtois saved from Farinós, and even substitute Falcao (who had started on the bench as he was suffering from flu) was unable to beat the local keeper. Levante's dream of Europe are starting to become a reality, but Atléti stay outside the top six and still have some work to do if they are to qualify for international competitions next season. Next up they host city rivals Real Madrid, and with Miranda sent off for a second bookable offence late on and Salvio and Mario Suárez also picking up bookings which will leave them out of Wednesday's game, it ain't going to be easy.