Atlético: Courtois; Manquillo, Miranda,
Godín, Filipe Luis; Tiago, Gabi (Raúl García 65'); Koke,
Adrián (Arda Turan 72'), Cristian Rodríguez; Falcao (Diego Costa
Levante: Munúa; Lell, Ballesteros, David Navarro, Pedro López; Diop, Iborra; El Zhar (Barkero 60'), Michel (Juanlu 72'), Rubén García (Roger 80'); Martins. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 32. Adrián. Angled shot in off Navarro after Manquillo passed across area.
2-0. 60. Koke. Picked up Costa pass and fired shot in to far top corner of net.
Yellow cards: Gabi 19', Pedro López 40', Michel 50', Munúa 77', Ballesteros 89'.
Second placed Atlético Madrid took advantage of Barcelona's defeat on Saturday to close the gap on the leaders to eight points, Simeone's side keeping up their 100% home record with a 2-0 victory over Levante on Sunday evening. Falcao tested Munúa before Adrián opened the scoring, turning the ball past the keeper after Manquillo turned Thiago's long pass across the front of the goal shortly before half time. There was a set-back when Falcao limped off with an injury soon after the restart, but a few minutes later Koke picked up a return pass from his replacement Diego Costa to curl a shot over the keeper in to the far top corner of the net. Martins came close to getting one back when he just failed to turn Michel's shot between the posts, and Juanlu fired a shot just wide near the end. However Munúa had to be at his best to keep out a wide Koke free kick, and Cristian Rodríguez fired a shot against the bar as the locals looked to extend their lead. An eighteenth home win in a row though in all competitions for Atleti, and Courtois has not let in a goal in the Calderón stadium in over fifteen hours!