La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid’s recent wobble in form continued as it fell to its first defeat in 12 league games, losing 2-0 to Levante at home on Saturday.

Jose Luis Morales gave the visitor the lead on the half-hour mark with a deflected strike from just inside the area to deceive keeper Jan Oblak, while Jorge de Frutos knocked into an empty net to score the second in added time after Oblak had committed himself forward to contest a corner.

A first league defeat since December left Atletico with 55 points after 23 games and second-placed Real Madrid could reduce the gap to three points when it visits Real Valladolid later on Saturday.

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