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Atlético beats Huesca to return to the top in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) – Ángel Correa and Yannick Carrasco scored a goal in each half as Atlético Madrid defeated Huesca 2-0 Thursday to regain sole possession of the Spanish league lead.

The home victory left Atlético three points in front of second-place Real Madrid, which had provisionally taken the lead on Wednesday by winning 3-0 at Cádiz. Sevilla, which won 1-0 at Levante on Wednesday, was six points back in third place.

Fourth-place Barcelona can move back past Sevilla if it defeats Getafe at home later Thursday. .

Atlético was coming off a 5-0 rout of last-place Eibar after two consecutive setbacks had allowed Madrid and Barcelona to move closer to the top.

Correa opened the scoring after going past a defender inside the area and firing a low shot into the net in the 39th minute at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Carrasco sealed the victory for Diego Simeone’s team by converting a cross inside the area in the 80th.

It was the second consecutive loss for Huesca, which stayed just inside the relegation zone.

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