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Atletico's revival under Simeone continues

Atletico Madrid’s revival under new coach Diego Simeone continued on Monday as Diego Godin fired the winner in a battling 1-0 victory at Osasuna that lifted Atletico up to seventh in La Liga.

The Uruguay defender bundled in from close range at a corner just before the break and forwards Adrian and Radamel Falcao missed gilt-edged chances to extend the lead.

Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois, on loan from , kept the visitors in the game in the closing minutes with string of excellent saves as Osasuna piled forward in search of an equaliser.

Under former captain Simeone, a huge fan favourite at the Calderon where he won a league and cup double as a player in 1996, Atletico are unbeaten in their last four matches, drawing one, and winning the last three in a row, all without conceding a goal.

With the win, Atletico climbed above Osasuna in the table, and with 29 points from 20 games and are two points off a place.