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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División

Atletico Madrid held to goalless draw away to Leganes

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Atletico Madrid missed the chance to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona after they were held to a goalless draw at Leganes on Saturday.

Diego Simeone's men were looking to produce a positive response following the disappointment of the dramatic stoppage-time home defeat by Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

However, Los Colchoneros were left frustrated in their search for a third successive La Liga victory as Leganes produced a determined display to earn a share of the spoils.

Leganes went close in the first half when Claudio Beauvue's shot was just wide, while at the other end goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar had to be alert to save from Madrid defender Stefan Savic.

Atletico, though, had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for a brilliant save to deny Nabil El Zhar at point-blank range before Cuellar produced another fine stop from Diego Godin's header during the closing stages.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +31 39
2 Atletico Madrid 16 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 +19 31
5 Sevilla FC 16 0 29
6 Villarreal 15 +2 21
7 Eibar 16 -10 21
8 Getafe 15 +5 20
9 Real Sociedad 16 0 20
10 Leganes 15 -2 20
11 Girona 15 -3 20
12 Celta Vigo 15 +4 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 -6 18
15 Levante 16 -7 17
16 Espanyol 15 -8 16
17 Deportivo La Coruña 15 -9 15
18 Alavés 16 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 15 -23 10

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