Levante ignited the competition in the title when he inflicted his second defeat of the season with his hosts Atletico Madrid, the leaders, beating him on Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid 2-0 in the twenty-fourth stage of the Spanish Football Championship.
Levante owes its first win over Atletico Madrid at home to two scorers two goals: Morales, Jose Luis Morales (31), a replacement for Jorge de Frutos (90 + 5) and his goalkeeper Daniel Carinas, who responded to numerous Madrid attacks.
Levante won four points out of six possible from Atletico Madrid in three matches in three days, after forcing him to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday.
And after the capital’s second pole was stripped of eight points on Wednesday, Levante served the first pole, Real Madrid, to reduce it to three points in the event of a win over Valladolid.
Atletico Madrid, who tweeted from the team for a long time, was very threatened with losing the lead in the next two stages as he was invited to face his host Villarreal VII, followed by Real Madrid, before facing his guest Athletic Bilbao in a postponed match from the eighteenth stage of the tenth the following March.
It is Atletico Madrid’s first defeat at home this season and the first in 72 games.
It is also the second defeat for the men of Argentine coach Diego Simone this season after the first against his host and neighbor Real Madrid 0-2 on 12 December.
The loss to Atletico Madrid came before Chelsea hosted him in the first round of the Champions League final round on Tuesday.
Simeone pushed his Portuguese star Joao Felix for the first time since last January, specifically against Valencia. The capital, which won 3-1, equalized, to make up for the absence of Belgian international winger Yannick Carrasco due to injury.
Morales almost managed to score another goal for Morales, coming from the right, but his header was tipped to a corner by the visitors’ keeper. left lane of the giant Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak (8). Atletico Madrid responded with a powerful shot from the inside by Suárez, who was sent into the corner by goalkeeper Cardenas (14).
Similar to their postponed match on Wednesday in Valencia, Levante was the initiator of the scoring when Morales managed to take advantage of a ball that French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia failed to split, so he fired powerfully from a space that hit two defenders and fooled Opal (31).
Felix equalized almost immediately when he received the ball behind the defender from Kondogbia, breaking the offside trap and hitting it from outside the crossbar (32), and defender Mario Hermoso tried his luck with a long shot sent by Cardenas into the corner (40). Atletico Madrid suffered a painful blow injuring Uruguay’s international defensive pole, Jose Maria Jimeneza, and was replaced by Frenchman Toma Lemar (54).
Cardenas saved his goal by catching Felix with his right foot from close range; After the interception of Marcos Llorente (59).
Lemar went for a direct free kick outside the area, which was easily saved by Cardenas (86).
Cardenas saved his goal from a beautiful goal by sending a powerful shot to the left out of space before the defense was scattered (90 + 2).
Levante knocked out Atletico Madrid after a coordinated counterattack, after which De Frutos received the ball in the middle of his team’s stadium, then started from the right, taking advantage of the goalkeeper Oblak’s presence in the visitors’ penalty area after a corner and shot from the middle of the field. empty goal (90 + 5).