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Atletico Madrid held by struggling Levante



Atletico Madrid conceded a last-minute penalty kick as they were held to a 2-2 draw by struggling Levante in LaLiga on Thursday.

Diego Simeone’s men were on course to grab all three points after going 2-1 ahead following substitute Matheus Cunha’s stunning 76th minute strike.

But for the second time on Thursday, Atletico Madrid surrendered their lead through a penalty kick, following a handball by Renan Lodi.

Enis Bardhi converted his second penalty kick of the game in the 90th minute to hand 19th-placed Levante a share of the points.

Antoine Griezmann scored his first league goal of the season with a header to give Atletico Madrid the lead in the 12th minute.

The result left Atletico Madrid in sixth place with 19 points from 10 games, five adrift of surprise leaders Real Sociedad.

Winless Levante chalked up their sixth draw of the season to move onto six points.

Victor Okoye

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