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Atletico punctuate 2013 with thriller

Diego Costa's brace helped Atletico Madrid defeat Levante.
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Diego Costa scored his Spanish league-leading 18th and 19th goals to help Atletico Madrid come back to beat Levante 3-2 on Saturday and provisionally move to the top of the table.

Levante stunned the hosts by scoring less than a minute into the match when Andreas Ivanschitz finished off a team buildup.

After its nervy start, Atletico took control through Diego Godin's 30th-minute header and Diego Costa put his team ahead two minutes after the break.

Levante wasn't done and Pedro Rios made it 2-2 in the 56th with a solo effort to win the ball, sprint forward and score from distance.

Diego Costa, however, restored Atletico's lead for good in the 77th by stepping up to convert a penalty after Juanfran Torres was fouled by Ruben Garcia.

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