Griez­mann scores for fifth straight game

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An­toine Griez­mann proved to be Atletico Madrid’s de­ci­sive fig­ure yet again as the French­man struck the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Le­vante yes­ter­day.

The win kept Diego Sime­one’s side two points be­hind La Liga lead­ers Barcelona, who played Eibar this morn­ing (Sin­ga­pore time).

Griez­mann smashed home from the penalty spot in the 57th minute to score for the fifth con­sec­u­tive game in all com­pe­ti­tions after Le­vante mid­fielder Nikola Vukce­vic was pe­nalised for hand­ball.

Le­vante, who were per­haps feel­ing the ef­fects of beat­ing Barcelona 2-1 on Thurs­day in the Copa del Rey, had one chance to level but Jose Luis Mo­rales’ shot bounced off the chest of Atletico goal­keeper Jan Oblak.

Atletico had an early goal by Kokedis­al­lowed­forafoul­bymid­fielder Ro­dri after a video as­sis­tantre­f­er­eere­view.

PHOTO: EPA

An­toine Griez­mann.

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