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La Liga: Atletico Madrid move up to third with 2-1 home win over Alaves

Atleti have 25 points, three behind leaders Real Madrid and second-placed Girona and a point above Barcelona who are in fourth position

Reuters Madrid Published 31.10.23, 09:08 AM
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Atletico Madrid's Rodrigo Riquelme and Alvaro Morata scored in the first half to earn a 2-1 home win over lowly Alaves in La Liga on Sunday and take their team up to third place.

Atleti, who have a game in hand on their title rivals, have 25 points, three behind leaders Real Madrid and second-placed Girona and a point above Barcelona who are in fourth position.

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Napoli held

Champions Napoli came back from two goals down to rescue a 2-2 draw at home against AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday and preserve their top-four spot in the standings.

Napoli winger Matteo Politano and forward Giacomo Raspadori both scored after the break to cancel out two first-half headers by Olivier Giroud in an energetic game that saw the two teams dominate one half each.

Leverkusen on top

Bayer Leverkusen reclaimed the top spot in the Bundesliga standings after beating Freiburg 2-1 at home on Sunday to remain unbeaten this season with eight wins in nine league games.

Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen are on 25 points, two clear of second-placed champions Bayern Munich. Freiburg are eighth with 13 points.

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