Atletico Madrid temporarily taking themselves into the top of La Liga standings after grabbing a hard fought home win against Levante on Saturday at Vicente Calderon stadium. Eager to take all three points from that weekend encounter, Atletico didn't have the best possible start as they found themselves going a goal down after just two minutes of play when Andreas Ivanschitz puts the away side in front with his effort. The home side reacted positively though as they managed to draw level in the half hour mark with a goal coming from Diego Godin.
Straight from the re-start, Atletico get things going for them as they turned things around through Diego Costa's effort on 47 minutes, but Levante were not keen on giving things up easily as they bounced back rapidly with an equalizing goal scored by Pedro Rios on 56 minutes. However, the home team's strong determination in earning maximum points eventually helped them in snatching that all important winning strike as Costa completed his brace after converting a spot kick on 77 minutes.