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Atletico Madrid beat Valencia, lead La Liga temporarily

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Valencia, Oct 2 : Atletico Madrid stched a decisive 2-0 win against hosts Valencia, and thus, maged to take the lead of La Liga football league for the time being on Sunday.

Currently, the Rojiblancos are leading the table with 15 points, and will be waiting for the results of the matches between Real Madrid and Eibar, and Barcelo against Celta Vigo on Sunday evening, reports Efe.

The match, held in the seventh week of La Liga, ended 2-0, and the two goals were scored by the French Antoine Griezmann in 63 minutes after a pass by his countryman Kevin Gameiro, who scored the second goal in 90+3 minutes.

Valencia's Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves inspired when he stopped two pelties executed by Griezmann and Gabi Ferndez. This is the first defeat for Valencia under caretaker coach Salvador Gonzalez Marco, who assumed the helm after Pako Ayestaran was fired after a series of defeats, including La Liga's first four rounds.

Valencia are currently holding the 16th position with five points, and will be looking forward to complete the rest of the season under the Italian Cesare Prandelli. IANS

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