Next Game

Cordoba v A Madrid

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 17:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

Last Game

A Madrid 2 - 0 Getafe

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

Real win, Atletico lose

Atletico Madrid suffered a first home league defeat of the season on Sunday night while Cristiano Ronaldo was again Real Madrid's hero as they moved into second place in the table.

Last Updated: 10/03/13 at 22:17 Post Comment

Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid have been overtaken by Real Madrid

Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid have been overtaken by Real Madrid

Elsewhere, Valencia's hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League suffered a setback, while Levante also dropped points in their pursuit of Europe.

Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid surrendered their 100 per cent home record in La Liga in 2012/13 as they lost 1-0 to Real Sociedad at Vicente Calderon in the late kick-off.

The visitors took the victory through Xavi Prieto's 53rd minute breakaway goal to move level on points with fourth-placed Malaga in the chase for the Champions League places.

Real Madrid had earlier overtaken their city rivals for the first time this season and returned to 13 points behind bitter rivals Barcelona at the Primera Division summit after a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Ronaldo scored a scrappy opener and a winner from the penalty spot, after Iago Aspas' equaliser, to take his tally to 188 goals in 186 appearances for the club.

Iker Muniain scored his first goal of the season as Athletic Bilbao overcame Valencia at San Mames to record a victory that eased their fears of being dragged into a relegation fight.

The result was also a blow to Valencia's plans of qualifying for the Champions League, as Ernesto Valverde's side, who were knocked out of Europe's elite competition by Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, missed the chance to capitalise on Malaga's draw on Saturday and claim fourth spot.

Levante missed the chance to move closer to the Europa League places as Getafe survived a one-sided goalless draw at the Ciutat de Valencia.

The east-coast outfit reached 36 points and 10th place courtesy of the stalemate - their highest-ever points tally at this stage of a Primera Division season - but they were left to rue a chronic lack of incision in front of goal.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Arsenal are repoortedly keen to sign Liverpool's Raheem Sterling

Arsenal are interested in signing Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, with the winger set to reject his offer of a new deal.

European Qualifiers round-up: Wins for Germany, Portugal and Romania

Goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Muller gave Germany victory over Georgia while Portugal beat Serbia to go top of Group I.

Luis Suarez rules out joining any English club but Liverpool

Luis Suarez refused to rule out a return to Liverpool and insists he will never play for another Premier League club.

Mail Box

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company