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Atletico Beat Villarreal To Remain Top

A solitary goal from Raul Garcia was enough for Atletico Madrid to clinch a valuable victory over Villarreal at the Vincente Calderon on Saturday afternoon.

Atletico Madrid remain top of the log, four points ahead of Barcelona and six above Real Madrid, who are both in action later in the evening.

Right in the fourth minute, Atletico's Diego got a through ball from Koke in the centre of the box. However, his right footed shot went a bit high.

In the 11th minute Bruno hit a left footed shot from outside the box that went too high from a direct freekick.

In the 14th minute, Raul Garcia reacted the quickest to rise the highest and head home a cross from a close range that found the top right corner, for the opener. 1-0.

Cani slipped a pass to Mario in the 18th minute. Mario hit a right footed shot from just outside the box that was saved by Thibaut Courtois in the centre of the goal.

In the 34th minute, David Villa met Filipe Luis' cross with a header in the centre of the box, but his attempt missed the target by few inches to the right.

Bojan Jokic hit a left footed shot in the 41st minute from outside the box that was blocked by the Madrid defense wall.

Mario hit a right footed shot in the 49th minute from outside the box that went high and wide to the right.

In the 52nd minute, Luis turned provider again with a pass that put Villa on the left side of the box. Villa hit a right footed shot that was saved by Sergio Asenjo in the centre of the goal.

Two minutes later, Manu Trigueros released a through ball to Jeremy Perbet. However, Perbet was caught offside.

In the 68th minute, Trigueros and Perbet combined again, but this time the offside flag didn't halt their move. Perbet a hit right footed shot from the left side of the box that went a bit high, after an assist from Perbet.

Raul Garcia hit a right footed shot in the 74th minute from outside the box that was saved by Asenjo in the bottom right corner.

And in the end Raul Garcia's solitary goal was enough for Atletico to get all three points

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