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Unbeaten Levante maintain early season promise

Published: Sunday 25 September 2011, 19.00CET
Levante UD maintained their impressive start to the Liga season by seeing off nine-man RCD Espanyol 3-1 to move level on points with second-placed FC Barcelona.
Unbeaten Levante maintain early season promise
Levante moved level on points with second-placed Barcelona after a third successive victory ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 25 September 2011, 19.00CET

Unbeaten Levante maintain early season promise

Levante UD maintained their impressive start to the Liga season by seeing off nine-man RCD Espanyol 3-1 to move level on points with second-placed FC Barcelona.

Levante UD maintained their unbeaten start to the season and picked up a third consecutive win against nine-man RCD Espanyol to move level on points with second-placed FC Barcelona and one point adrift of Real Betis Balompié at the summit.

Levante's Rubén Suárez opened the scoring via a penalty (14) and added a second from the spot (58) after Jordi Amat was dismissed for the visitors. Héctor Moreno (73) then gave Espanyol a lifeline, but any hopes of a comeback were extinguished when José Barkero scored Levante's third, with Walter Pandiani subsequently seeing red nine minutes from time.

RCD Mallorca moved up to 11th via a 2-1 victory against Real Sociedad de Fútbol that came courtesy of goals from Victor Casadesus (20) and Gonzalo Castro (50) after Imanol Agirretxe's 15th-minute strike for Real Sociedad. In Sunday's late kick-off, Málaga CF were held to a 0-0 draw at Real Zaragoza.

Raúl García (29) was on target for CA Osasuna in their game at Granada CF, but Fran Rico earned the hosts a point on 64 minutes. Real Sporting de Gijón, meanwhile, remain rooted to the foot of the table after a goalless draw at home to Real Racing Club who, like their opponents, have yet to secure a first victory of the season.

Last updated: 26/09/11 10.15CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/10/2011 16:43 CET

25/09/2011

ZaragozaZaragoza0-0MálagaMálaga

Venue: Zaragoza

25/09/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón0-0RacingRacing

Venue: Gijon

25/09/2011

GranadaGranada1-1OsasunaOsasuna

Fran Rico 64

Raúl García 29

Venue: Granada

25/09/2011

LevanteLevante3-1EspanyolEspanyol

Rubén Suárez 14 (p), 58 (p), Barkero 76

Moreno 73

Venue: Valencia

25/09/2011

MallorcaMallorca2-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Victor Casadesus 20, Gonzalo Castro 49

Agirretxe 15

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

24/09/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona5-0AtléticoAtlético

Villa 9, Miranda 15 (o.g.), Messi 26, 78, 90+1

Venue: Barcelona

24/09/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid6-2RayoRayo

Cristiano Ronaldo 39, 51 (p), 84 (p), Higuaín 45+1, Varane 67, Benzema 73

Pérez Cuesta 1, 55

Venue: Madrid

24/09/2011

SevillaSevilla1-0ValenciaValencia

Kanouté 18

Venue: Sevilla

24/09/2011

AthleticAthletic1-1VillarrealVillarreal

Gabilondo 43

Nilmar 53

Venue: Bilbao

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