La Liga, Week 20: Atletico wins, Falcao injured; Valladolid defeats Zaragoza

Denis Doyle

Atletico Madrid moved closer to Barcelona at the top of the table but they could be without their star striker Radamel Falcao after he suffered an apparent hamstring injury

Good news and bad news on the day for Atletico Madrid, while Real Valladolid pushed up the table a bit at the expense of Real Zaragoza.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Levante

Atletico Madrid extended their home winning streak to 18 games and move slightly closer to first place Barcelona with a 2-0 win over Levante. All that good news was over ridden by an apparent hamstring injury suffered by striker Radamel Falcao. Adrian Lopez scored in the first half, putting the ball in to the empty net of a cross from youngster Javier Manquillo. Koke's second half goal sealed the victory.

The win moves Atletico within eight points of the league leaders Barcelona, still a sizable gap but certainly small enough to keep hope alive.

Real Valladolid 2-0 Real Zaragoza

Valladolid earned a 2-0 victory over Zaragoza in the middle of a rainstorm at the Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla. Valladolid opened the scoring in the 12th minute as Óscar González brought down a ball in the box and settled in on to the foot on Javi Guerra who turned quickly at beat Roberto Gago. Óscar added a second goal with 15 minutes left to play, securing the full three points.

The game was marred by several injuries including an apparent muscle injury to Valladolid's Patrick Ebert, who had just returned from a long absence. Zaragoza midfielder Apono and defender Glenn Loovens were both forced off early due to injuries.

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