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Levante down Málaga to maintain Liga charge

Published: Monday 17 October 2011, 0.41CET
High-flying Levante UD have rejoined FC Barcelona at the Liga summit after posting a 3-0 win against ten-man Málaga CF, Hélder Postiga having earlier scored twice for Real Zaragoza.

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Published: Monday 17 October 2011, 0.41CET

Levante down Málaga to maintain Liga charge

High-flying Levante UD have rejoined FC Barcelona at the Liga summit after posting a 3-0 win against ten-man Málaga CF, Hélder Postiga having earlier scored twice for Real Zaragoza.

High-flying Levante UD are back up to second in the Liga following a 3-0 defeat of ten-man Málaga CF, Hélder Postiga having earlier scored twice as Real Zaragoza saw off Real Sociedad de Fútbol 2-0.

The only unbeaten team in Spain's top flight aside from leaders FC Barcelona, whom they trail on goal difference alone, Levante posted their fifth consecutive win to climb back above Real Madrid CF. José Barkero (14) got the ball rolling with a deflected effort and the hosts' cause was further strengthened when Málaga goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero saw red for handball outside the area on 27 minutes. Juanlu Gómez added Levante's second moments later and Arouna Koné rounded off a fine win close to half-time.

Zaragoza climbed to ninth following Postiga's double against Real Sociedad, and there was a victory for tenth-placed RCD Espanyol as they triumphed 1-0 at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Ndri Romaric (56) hitting the only goal. Lastly, Sevilla FC defeated bottom club Real Sporting de Gijón 2-1 in the late game.

Last updated: 06/12/13 7.39CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 18/10/2011 20:16 CET

17/10/2011

AthleticAthletic3-1OsasunaOsasuna

Muniain 30, Gabilondo 38, Javi Martínez 45+1

Nekunam 90+1 (p)

Venue: Bilbao

16/10/2011

SevillaSevilla2-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Manu 15, Martín Cáceres 57

Barral 64

Venue: Sevilla

16/10/2011

LevanteLevante3-0MálagaMálaga

Barkero 14, Juanlu Gómez 30, Koné 41

Venue: Valencia

16/10/2011

ZaragozaZaragoza2-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Hélder Postiga 11, 49

Venue: Zaragoza

16/10/2011

RayoRayo0-1EspanyolEspanyol

Romaric 56

Venue: Madrid

15/10/2011

GranadaGranada0-0AtléticoAtlético

Venue: Granada

15/10/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona3-0RacingRacing

Messi 11, 68, Xavi Hernández 27

Venue: Barcelona

15/10/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid4-1BetisBetis

Higuaín 46, 70, 73, Kaká 59

Molina 69

Venue: Madrid

15/10/2011

GetafeGetafe0-0VillarrealVillarreal

Venue: Madrid

15/10/2011

MallorcaMallorca1-1ValenciaValencia

Hemed 90+3 (p)

Rami 38

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

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