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Levante stake claim for top-four Liga finish

Published: Saturday 28 April 2012, 20.26CET
Levante UD boosted their hopes of a UEFA Champions League berth with a 3-1 victory against Granada CF, while relegation-threatened Real Sporting de Gijón gained another vital win.
Levante stake claim for top-four Liga finish
Xavi Torres is mobbed by his team-mates after restoring Levante's lead ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 28 April 2012, 20.26CET

Levante stake claim for top-four Liga finish

Levante UD boosted their hopes of a UEFA Champions League berth with a 3-1 victory against Granada CF, while relegation-threatened Real Sporting de Gijón gained another vital win.

Levante UD's ambitions of finishing fourth and claiming a UEFA Champions League place for next season were given a boost after they overcame Granada CF 3-1. 

Juan Ignacio Martínez's side were eager to arrest a three-match winless streak and broke the deadlock through Arouna Koné's 15th goal of the season. Although the visitors momentarily restored parity, goals from Xavi Torres and Valdo secured the points and ensured Levante leapfrogged Málaga CF, who play Valencia CF on Sunday, into fourth. 

Real Sporting de Gijón improved their survival chances with a commanding 3-0 win at mid-table RCD Espanyol. Adrián Colunga gave the visitors the lead, before Óscar Trejo and substitute Mate Bilić completed a routine win.

Elsewhere, RCD Mallorca triumphed 3-1 at Getafe CF and Real Sociedad de Fútbol were 3-0 victors against Real Racing Club, who were already relegated prior to kick-off, while Villarreal CF were held to a 1-1 draw by CA Osasuna.

Last updated: 29/04/12 0.27CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/04/2012 23:43 CET

28/04/2012

VillarrealVillarreal1-1OsasunaOsasuna

Bruno Soriano 44

Raúl García 72

Venue: Castellon

28/04/2012

GetafeGetafe1-3MallorcaMallorca

Alexis 90+2

Victor Casadesus 30, Alfaro 68, Hemed 78

Venue: Madrid

28/04/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad3-0RacingRacing

Griezmann 47, 70, Agirretxe 83

Venue: San Sebastian

28/04/2012

EspanyolEspanyol0-3Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Adrián Colunga 48, Trejo 70, Bilić 80

Venue: Barcelona

28/04/2012

LevanteLevante3-1GranadaGranada

Koné 46, Xavi Torres 73, Valdo 84

Ighalo 67

Venue: Valencia

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