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Levante sink Gijón to halt losing streak

Published: Sunday 27 November 2011, 18.35CET
Levante UD put a run of three straight losses behind them with a 4-0 defeat of Real Sporting de Gijón, on a day when Real Sociedad de Fútbol secured a late win at Real Betis Balompié.

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Published: Sunday 27 November 2011, 18.35CET

Levante sink Gijón to halt losing streak

Levante UD put a run of three straight losses behind them with a 4-0 defeat of Real Sporting de Gijón, on a day when Real Sociedad de Fútbol secured a late win at Real Betis Balompié.

Levante UD returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion as a 4-0 defeat of Real Sporting de Gijón ended their run of three consecutive losses, on a day when Real Sociedad de Fútbol earned a much-needed 3-2 success at Real Betis Balompié.

Surprise early Liga pacesetters Levante slipped down the table after suffering three successive defeats in recent weeks, but they climbed back to within a point of third-placed Valencia CF and two of FC Barcelona in second thanks to a comfortable win. José Barkero got the ball rolling with 20 minutes gone and Valdo doubled their lead just after the break, before an Arouna Koné double rounded off the scoring.

Levante's result helped Real Sociedad climb above Gijón into 17th following their win in Seville. The hosts looked set to salvage a point when Jonathan Pereira struck twice in the last nine minutes to cancel out goals from Imanol Agirretxe and Carlos Vela, but Iñigo Martínez secured victory two minutes into added time when he caught goalkeeper Casto out of position from the halfway line.

Betis's city neighbours Sevilla FC are fifth, Álvaro Negredo's 23rd-minute spot kick earning them a 1-0 success at Real Zaragoza. CA Osasuna, meanwhile, are seventh after they beat RCD Espanyol 2-1 despite Eneko Satrustegui's dismissal (76). Elsewhere, RCD Mallorca also ended with ten men but still defeated bottom-placed Real Racing Club 2-1 and Granada CF won 1-0 at Athletic Club.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

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Last updated: 10/01/2012 17:22 CET

27/11/2011

ZaragozaZaragoza0-1SevillaSevilla

Negredo 23 (penalty)

Venue: Zaragoza

27/11/2011

AthleticAthletic0-1GranadaGranada

López 31

Venue: Bilbao

27/11/2011

EspanyolEspanyol1-2OsasunaOsasuna

Álvaro Vázquez 55

Lamah 44, Nekunam 50

Venue: Barcelona

27/11/2011

MallorcaMallorca2-1RacingRacing

Torrejón 45+1 (o.g.), Victor Casadesus 58

Ariel 74

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

27/11/2011

LevanteLevante4-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Barkero 20, Juanlu Gómez 47, Koné 52, 62

Venue: Valencia

27/11/2011

BetisBetis2-3Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Jonathan Pereira 81, 85

Agirretxe 56, Vela 76, Iñigo Martínez 90+2

Venue: Sevilla

26/11/2011

GetafeGetafe1-0BarcelonaBarcelona

Valera 67

Venue: Madrid

26/11/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid4-1AtléticoAtlético

Cristiano Ronaldo 24 (penalty), 82 (penalty), Di María 49, Higuaín 65

Adrián López 15

Venue: Madrid

26/11/2011

RayoRayo1-2ValenciaValencia

Tamudo 84

Jonas 21, Costa 56

Venue: Madrid

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