Atletico Madrid replaces Barcelona atop La Liga with 3-2 win over Levante

Washington, Dec 22: Atletico Madrid has replaced Barcelona atop the La Liga after a comeback 3-2 win against Levante on Saturday in Madrid, according to reports.

According to CNN, Atletico pulled ahead of Barcelona by three points and is guaranteed of staying top heading into January if the defending champion doesn’t win at Getafe on Sunday.

Atletico is already assured of finishing above city rival Real Madrid come the end of 2013 given it has an eight-point advantage, the report said.

Former Argentina midfielder Diego Simeone has done a fine job at the helm of Atletico Madrid, the report added. (ANI)