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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Kevin Gameiro (28')

Kevin Gameiro nets winner as Atletico Madrid edge Celta Vigo

Kevin Gameiro scored the only goal of the game. fotopress/Getty Images

Kevin Gameiro scored Atletico Madrid's winner as they defeated Celta Vigo 1-0 at Balaidos to move up to third in La Liga.

Gameiro netted in the 28th minute for the visitors, firing home from close range after Celta had failed to deal with a corner.

Atletico had a chance to double their lead in the 72nd minute through Antoine Griezmann, but he could only send his header from a cross wide.

The victory sees Atletico leapfrog rivals Real Madrid, who play Eibar later on Sunday, to leave them six points off leaders Barcelona.

Celta, meanwhile, sit 10th in the table with 11 points from nine games.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 12 +29 34
2 Valencia 12 +21 30
3 Real Madrid 12 +13 24
4 Atletico Madrid 12 +10 24
5 Sevilla FC 12 +2 22
6 Villarreal 12 +7 21
7 Real Sociedad 12 +3 18
8 Real Betis 11 +1 17
9 Leganes 12 -2 17
10 Getafe 12 +5 16
11 Girona 12 -3 16
12 Levante 12 -1 15
13 Celta Vigo 12 +4 14
14 Espanyol 12 -6 13
15 Athletic Bilbao 12 -4 12
16 Deportivo La Coruña 12 -8 11
17 Eibar 11 -19 8
18 Málaga 12 -16 7
19 Alavés 12 -14 6
20 Las Palmas 12 -22 6

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