Real Madrid are back within touching range of the top of La Liga after they punished one more Atletico Madrid slip against Levante on Saturday by beating Real Valladolid 1-0.
Atletico had the opportunity to extend their lead about 11 points this week by winning back-to-back the game against Levante however rather they followed a 1-1 draw on Wednesday with a shock 2-0 loss, suggesting a five-point benefit became only 6.
The visitors came under early pressure, and Thibaut Courtois saved twice in quick succession from Fabian Orellana and Saidy Janko, while Casemiro was fortunate not to concede a penalty. Madrid rallied though, and Mariano Diaz had two goals correctly ruled out for offside before Casemiro was involved again, heading over the crossbar.
The Brazilian put another header wide after half-time and Lucas Vazquez had a shot saved. At the other end, Courtois was called into action again to deny Orellana before Casemiro secured the three points, dispatching his third headed chance from Toni Kroos‘ delivery.”Source