An­toine is spot on for Atleti

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Sport360 - - La Liga - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 ✉ ed­i­to­[email protected]

An­toine Griez­mann came to the res­cue again as Atletico Madrid kept the pres­sure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Sun­day by edg­ing past Le­vante.

Griez­mann has now scored all of Atletico’s last six goals and this lat­est one, from the penalty spot, proved the dif­fer­ence in a cagey con­test at Wanda Metropoli­tano.

Le­vante, who have not won in the league since De­cem­ber 3, stay 11th.

Atletico had 19 shots and, un­usu­ally for them, dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion but they con­tinue to rely on Griez­mann’s ex­cel­lent scor­ing run for points.

“We all pull the cart in dif­fi­cult mo­ments,” Griez­mann said. “I can­not do any­thing with­out my team­mates.”

But, in their last five games, it is the French­man’s goals that have earned wins over Le­vante, Real Val­ladolid and Es­panyol, while spar­ing them de­feats away to Sevilla and Girona.

Griez­mann was per­sis­tent in ex­press­ing his de­sire to win the Bal­lon d’Or in De­cem­ber but since the prize went to Real Madrid’s Luka Mo­dric, he has hit seven goals in seven games.

Win­ning feel­ing: Griez­mann (r).

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