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G. Kondogbia
Yellow Card
45'
Jorge de Frutos
Yellow Card
42'
S. Savić
Yellow Card
37'
Llorente
Koke
1 - 1
17'
E. Bardhi
Jorge de Frutos
1 - 0

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36% 63%
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6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 6
Total Passes 342 592
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Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Atletico move six points clear of Real Madrid in second. Levante, meanwhile, remain 11th.
Oblak's fine late save ensured that Atletico secured a 1-1 draw against Levante to move six points clear at the top of LaLiga. The away side had to fight back early on, when Bardhi latched onto De Frutos' pass to slot a cool finish beyond Oblak. However, the leaders showed plenty of heart and they piled the pressure onto Levante and eventually, it told - Llorente's speculative effort from 25 yards deflected off Pier and beyond Fernandez. The second half was a tighter affair with neither side willing to leave themselves vulnerable on the break. But Oblak was still forced to produce a brilliant late save to deny Clerc's powerful volley and preserve a precious point for Atletico.
90' + 4' FULL TIME: Levante 1-1 Atletico Madrid
90' + 2' Levante win a promising free-kick near the touchline, but Rochina wastefully curls the delivery straight into the arms of Oblak.
90' Three minutes of stoppage time are added.  
88' What a stop from Oblak! A cross loops into the path of Clerc, who slams a precise volley across goal that Oblak instinctively tips away to safety!
Rochina
E. Bardhi
86' Levante look content to try and eat into time remaining now, as they make another change - Bardhi comes off for Rochina.
86' Joao Felix slips a wonderful pass through to Saul who calmly beats Fernandez, but again, the linesman has his flag raised and the goal doesn't stand. 
84' Suarez forces a great save from Fernandez, but he's judged to be offside.
Son
Jorge de Frutos
82' Levante make two changes: first up De Frutos comes off for Son.
Rúben Vezo
Roger Martí
81' Marti also makes way with Vezo taking his place.
L. Torreira
Á. Correa
81' Correa is replaced by Torreira for Atletico.
78' This game is finely poised heading into the final 10 minutes. Atletico are still in control, but chances will open up for Levante on the counter the more the away side push for a winner.   
76' Chance for Suarez! The Uruguayan attacker looks like Atletico's best hope of finding a winner and he almost connects with Llorente's low cross into the six-yard box, under pressure from Duarte!
74' Alcon almost wriggles in behind the Atletico defence, but Savic races across to muscle him off the ball.
72' Levante appeal for a handball and penalty after a shot flicks off Gimenez in the box, but the referee and VAR remain unmoved.  
Dani Gómez
Morales
70' Morales makes way with Alcon taking his spot on the left flank.
70' Levante have done a brilliant job of stifling Atletico in this second half. Before the break, the away side had produced 11 shots, but since then they've only mustered three. 
68' Llorente veers in from the right flank, before drilling a low shot wide of the near post.  
João Félix
Y. Carrasco
66' Joao Felix returns from injury to replace Carrasco.
64' Clerc slams a vicious effort from 25 yards, but Oblak's behind it and pushes the ball to safety.   
62' Atletico enjoy a succession of corners, but the deliveries are poor and Levante manage to clear each time.   
60' Llorente bursts towards the byline and has an opportunity to slide it across to Suarez for a tap in, however, Pier manages to recover and slide in to poke the cross behind.
57' Levante haven't found themselves under quite as much pressure in the second half. Aside from the glaring Correa chance, they've successfully pushed higher up the pitch and Atletico are struggling to create shooting opportunities at a regular clip.   
55' Llorente’s goal earlier was just another highlight in his explosion in form this season. He’s now been directly involved in 15 goals in 22 games in LaLiga this season (eight goals and seven assists), seven more than in his previous 83 games in the competition (three goals and five assists).
53' Levante attempt a clever free-kick routine as they chip it over the wall and into the path of Marti, but the striker is penalised for a high foot when trying to volley at goal.
G. Kondogbia
Yellow Card
51' Kondogbia is booked after lunging in high on De Frutos.
50' Suarez looked incredibly disappointed with that miss from Correa, and Levante try and punish the away side immediately as De Frutos whips in a devious cross that Savic expertly clears.   
48' Huge miss from Correa! Suarez drills a low shot from 20 yards and Fernandez can only parry it into the path of Correa, who manages to blaze his close-range shot over the bar with just the prone goalkeeper to beat!
46' Levante get the second half underway.
Ó. Duarte
N. Radoja
46' Meanwhile, Levante switch Radoja with Duarte.
G. Kondogbia
Š. Vrsaljko
46' Both sides make a change during the break: Atletico replace Vrsaljko with Kondogbia.
Suarez was a menace in that first period and Levante will need to get a grip on the attacker if they're to stem the Atletico tide in the second half.
Atletico fought back after Levante's early goal to go in level at the break. The away side have dominated this game for the most part, but they were stunned on 17 minutes when Bardhi linked up with De Frutos to roll a neat finish beyond Oblak when through on goal. However, Atletico have lost just once this season and they rallied well. A long spell of pressure ended up producing a fortunate equaliser, when Llorente's 25 yard effort deflected in off Pier. From there Atletico had chances to take the lead, but the hosts defended well to ensure it remained 1-1 during the interval.  
45' + 3' HALF TIME: Levante 1-1 Atletico Madrid
45' + 2' The resulting free-kick is laid off to Correa who rifles a powerful shot straight at the defender.   
45' + 1' Carrasco is receiving treatment on his foot after De Frutos' foul, but he should be able to continue.   
Jorge de Frutos
Yellow Card
45' De Frutos hits Carrasco with a late tackle and he receives a yellow card.      
44' Atletico are dominating currently and Levante will be hoping that the half time whistle sounds quickly.
S. Savić
Yellow Card
42' Savic is booked after colliding with Marti in the air.
41' It was crucial that Atletico found an equaliser before half time. Levante have defended excellently, and the longer the scoreline remained 1-0 the more frustrated the away side would have become.  
39' Fernandez is quickly forced into action again as he parries Suarez's acrobatic volley from 20 yards to safety.
Koke
Assist
37' It was Koke who passed it into Llorente there, but surely even he didn't expect that shot to bounce in so fortuitously!
Llorente
Goal
37' LLORENTE! 1-1! Atletico grab an equaliser before half time, as Llorente's speculative effort from 25 yards flicks off Pier and into the net! Fernandez was left stranded by that deflection!
36' Saul drills an effort from 20 yards that Fernandez just about manages to push around the post.
35' Strong save from Fernandez! Carrasco's cross is flicked into the path of Suarez, who initially has a clear shot at goal from close range, before Fernandez races out to block his shot away!
34' Morales jinks inside Savic and bends a curling effort from just outside the box that flicks off Gimenez and into the arms of Oblak.
32' Chance for Marti! The hosts rapidly start another counter-attack that ends with Marti powering an angled drive from 20 yards just over the bar!
30' Llorente steals possession from Malsa and suddenly the away side have space to move into! However, the midfielder's throughball towards Correa is miscued and Levante clear again.
28' Correa's attempts to pick the deep defence with a deft, first-time flick towards Suarez, but it clumsily bobbles into his shin, allowing Levante to clear.
Saúl
Yellow Card
26' Saul is shown a yellow card after catching Pier in the face with a stray arm.
24' Saul collects Suarez's pass from the byline, before blasting a wayward volley wide of the near post.  
22' Atletico search for an immediate response as Suarez hooks a speculative volley straight at Fernandez from 20 yards. 
19' Well, that was against the run of play! Atletico were in complete control of this game, but after Levante's rapid goal on the counter, they'll need to score two goals for an eighth consecutive game if they're to win.  
Jorge de Frutos
Assist
17' De Frutos received the ball on the halfway line, but drove directly at the Atletico defence which opened up the space for Bardhi to take advantage.
E. Bardhi
Goal
17' BARDHI! 1-0 LEVANTE! De Frutos ignites a quick counter-attack as he charges towards the edge of the box, before slipping Bardhi through on goal where he cooly slots a low finish beyond Oblak!
16' Morales almost gallops onto a long switch from Pier, but it just runs out of play.  
15' Atletico win their first corner of the game, as Postigo hacks Carrasco's cross behind. However, the resulting delivery is poor and Pier batters it away at the near post.  
13' Levante have coped well with the early Atletico pressure though: they've sat deep in their structured 4-4-2 and they've prevented any opportunity for the away side to get in behind them.
11' Suarez nods a weak header well wide after Llorente managed to dig out an accurate cross from the byline.
9' Atletico have started well and they've largely pinned Levante inside their own half - the away side have had 79 per cent possession so far.
7' Marti finds himself alone in the box with Gimenez following a swift counter-attack, but he can't beat the defender and he ends up skewing a shot well wide.    
5' The away side continue to stamp their authority on the game as they enjoy a long spell of possession in their own half.
3' Atletico start with plenty of intent, as they sweep forward with a beautiful, flowing move that ends with Miramon flicking Vrsaljko's dangerous cross away from harm.
1' Atletico Madrid get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Atletico are on a historic run right now: they’re unbeaten in their last 10 LaLiga games (W9 D1), scoring at least two goals in each of the last seven - they have not scored two or more goals in eight successive games in the competition since 1950.
Atletico make just two changes: Kondogbia drops out for Vrsaljko, while Gimenez replaces Felipe in defence.
Levante make six changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Osasuna on the weekend. They switch from a 3-1-4-2 to a 4-4-2, with Vezo, Duarte, Tono, Rochinha, Leon and Alcon all dropping out the starting lineup.
SUBS: Geoffrey Kondogbia, Lucas Torreira, Ivo Grbic, Joao Felix, Sergio Camello, Renan Lodi, Felipe, Vitolo.
ATLETICO MADRID (3-1-4-2): Jan Oblak; Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso; Koke; Sime Vrsaljko,, Marcos Llorente, Saul Niguez, Yannick Carrasco; Angel Correa, Luis Suarez.
SUBS: Daniel Cardenas, Ruben Vezo, Sergio Leon, Coke, Ruben Rochina, Oscar Duarte, Dani Gomez, Tono, Cheick Doukoure, Son.
LEVANTE (4-4-2): Aitor Fernandez; Jorge Miramon, Sergio Postigo, Rober Pier, Carlos Clerc; Jorge de Frutos, Mickael Malsa, Nemanja Radoja, Enis Bardhi; Roger Marti, Jose Luis Morales.
Atletico are flying. They’re top of the league, with five points separating them and second-place Real Madrid. Today marks the first of two games in hand where they can strengthen their grip on the title and they’ll be desperate to capitalise.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this LaLiga fixture between Levante and Atletico Madrid. The hosts enter this one in solid form: they’ve lost just once in their last six games and find themselves 11th in the table – they’ll be hoping to build on this and stun Atletico today.