LaLiga match report Atletico Madrid v Levante 15 April 2018

Spanish LaLiga Report: Atletico Madrid v Levante 15 April 2018

Atletico Madrid forwards Angel Correa, Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres were all on target in a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Levante on Sunday which took the club back to within 11 points of runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona.

"Fernando is an icon here", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. - Only Cristiano Ronaldo (19) has scored more goals than Antoine Griezmann (14) in the second half of LaLiga this season.

Torres, who returned to Atletico in 2015 on an initial loan deal, has been waiting for his landmark La Liga goal since hitting the net against Las Palmas in January.

The 34-year-old confirmed earlier this week that he will depart the club, where he made his name as a young striker, when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Correa opened the scoring for the hosts in the 33rd minute.

Atletico Madrid remained 11 points behind undefeated Barcelona with six rounds remaining, meaning its best chances of finishing the season with silverware rest in the Europa League.


Atletico Madrid secured Champions League football for next season thanks to a routine 3-0 victory over LaLiga strugglers Levante on Sunday.

The Spaniard is unlikely to face Arsenal but Griezmann nearly certainly will and his goal was his 19th in La Liga this season, coming without Diego Costa, who is still nursing a thigh strain.

Allowed to drift in from the right flank while retaining possession, a meandering Vitolo run created the opportunity for his team-mate to break the deadlock, Correa cleverly cutting the ball onto his right foot to fire a low drive beyond visiting goalkeeper Oier Olazabal. The touch, however, was not only faint, but engineered by Griezmann's dragging right foot, and the Frenchman was booked for diving.

That was his last significant contribution, before making way for Torres just before the hour, and Koke was also spared the last 30 minutes, replaced by Gabriel Fernandez.

Torres eventually sealed the win for Atletico in the 77th minute by turning home Correa's in the box.

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