NEWS
Monday February 19 2018
Atleti keep pace at La Liga summit

Goals from Kevin Gameiro and Diego Costa saw Atletico Madrid keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a win over Athletic Bilbao.

Gameiro opened the scoring for Diego Simeone’s side against the Basques by slamming a shot into the bottom corner following Antoine Griezmann's pass.

Costa then doubled the lead for the hosts – his fourth in eight matches since re-joining from Chelsea – to put the game to bed with ten minutes remaining.

Atleti remain just seven points behind Barca at the top of La Liga, having cut the lead by four points over the past three matchdays.

Los Rojiblancos have only lost one La Liga match all season – at Espanyol – and have won 10 of their past 12, while the Basque side slip to 14th.

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