Mar 26, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Vicente Calderon Stadium
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
1-0
Granada
Costa (63')
Gabi (42')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Angulo (29'), Coeff (39'), Brahimi (44')

Result: Atletico Madrid regain La Liga top spot with Granada victory

Diego Costa's 63rd-minute goal ensures that Atletico Madrid top the La Liga table with victory against Granada.

Atletico Madrid have regained top spot in La Liga having beaten Granada 1-0 courtesy of Diego Costa's second-half winner.

Barcelona's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo in the night's earlier kickoff saw Atletico move down to second, but a narrow victory at the Vicente Calderon ensures that Los Colchoneros climb back to the summit.

The first chance of the contest fell to Arda Turan, who came close to making the breakthrough following David Villa's clever flick, but the resulting effort could only find the side-netting.

Granada began growing in confidence as the half passed by, and Youssef El-Arabi almost gave the Nazaries a shock lead after 32 minutes, getting on the end of a Fran Rico set piece but failing to convert the chance.

Atletico thought they had taken the lead shortly after courtesy of Tiago, though his 'goal' was ruled out after the referee ruled that he had pulled back on an opposition player in the build-up.

Granada keeper Roberto was forced into making a fine save moments after the restart, when Villa's header from Emiliano Insua's cross was heading towards goal, only to be kept out by the Spaniard.

Diego Simeone's side finally made the breakthrough shortly after the hour, with Costa converting the Red and Whites' 10th corner of the evening, making no mistake heading past Roberto to fire his team ahead.

The hosts went in search of a second and came close to finding it through Gabi, but his long-range half-volley was kept out once more by Roberto to keep his side in the contest.

As the game edged towards a close it was Atletico who looked more likely to find the game's second, but the match eventually petered out ensuring all three points for the home side.

Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on February 2, 2014
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