Atletico Madrid snapping at Barcelona heels after victory

Atletico Madrid are again in second place after victory over Granada.

Atletico Madrid are again in second place after victory over Granada.

Diego Costa and David Villa both scored penalties to give Atletico Madrid a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Granada, which means Diego Simeone's side move one point behind league leaders Barcelona.

Costa converted from the spot seven minutes before half-time after Diego Mainz had clattered into the back of Villa.

The former Barcelona striker also won the second penalty and this time took the spot-kick himself, sending Granada goalkeeper Roberto the wrong way.

The hosts were allowed back into the game when Atleti full-back Filipe Luis was sent off in the closing minutes, and Odion Ighalo got a goal back in the first minute of injury time to set up a tense finish for Los Rojiblancos, but in the end they held on.

 
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