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Villarreal sink Levante, Sevilla take derby spoils

Published: Sunday 24 November 2013, 22.55CET
Fourth-placed Villarreal CF defeated Levante UD 3-0 to stay in touch with third-placed Real Madrid CF, while Sevilla FC cruised past Real Betis Balompié 4-0 to win the Seville derby.
Villarreal sink Levante, Sevilla take derby spoils
Ikechukwu Uche celebrates for Villarreal ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 24 November 2013, 22.55CET

Villarreal sink Levante, Sevilla take derby spoils

Fourth-placed Villarreal CF defeated Levante UD 3-0 to stay in touch with third-placed Real Madrid CF, while Sevilla FC cruised past Real Betis Balompié 4-0 to win the Seville derby.

Fourth-placed Villarreal CF ended the weekend as they started it – seven points behind third-placed Real Madrid CF – after defeating Levante UD 3-0 on a day when Sevilla FC took the spoils in the Seville derby.

Levante were up against it early on after losing goalkeeper Keylor Navas to a tenth-minute red card for tripping Ikechukwu Uche in the area, and Bruno Soriano put away the resulting penalty. Hernán Peréz then struck the woodwork before the break for the visitors, whose lead was eventually doubled by Uche in the 74th minute. The forward got his second close to full time to end any suspense.

As for Sevilla, they jumped to eighth following a handsome victory against local rivals Real Betis Balompié. Carlos Bacca put the hosts ahead just two minutes in and Stéphane Mbia doubled the lead before the break, a minute after Paulão had received a second yellow for Betis. Víctor Machín and Vicente Iborra wrapped up the win after the restart to stretch bottom side Betis's winless run to seven in the league.

After four games without a triumph, RCD Espanyol picked up three points with a 4-1 success at ten-man Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Sergio García claiming a hat-trick. Lastly, Cristian Herrera's 84th-minute strike sealed a 2-1 home success for Elche CF against Valencia CF which moved the hosts level on 17 points with the Blanquinegros.

Last updated: 24/11/13 23.28CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 24/11/2013 22:51 CET

24/11/2013

SevillaSevilla4-0BetisBetis

Bacca 2, Mbia 43, Machín 59, Iborra 88

Venue: Sevilla

24/11/2013

ElcheElche2-1ValenciaValencia

Chaves de la Torre 57, Herrera 84

Bernat 73

Venue: Elche

24/11/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-4EspanyolEspanyol

Saúl Ñiguez 81

Sergio García 27 (P), 51 (P), 83, Stuani 85

Venue: Madrid

24/11/2013

LevanteLevante0-3VillarrealVillarreal

Bruno Soriano 13 (P), Uche 74, 89

Venue: Valencia

23/11/2013

AtléticoAtlético7-0GetafeGetafe

Raúl García 26, 52, Lopo 37 (og), Villa 49, 78, Diego Costa 69, Adrián López 90+3

Venue: Madrid

23/11/2013

AlmeríaAlmería0-5Real MadridReal Madrid

Ronaldo 3, Benzema 61, Bale 72, Isco 75, Morata 81

Venue: Almeria

23/11/2013

Real SociedadReal Sociedad4-3CeltaCelta

Vela 6, 61, 78, 81

Rafinha 23, 56, López Sánchez 28

Venue: San Sebastian

23/11/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona4-0GranadaGranada

Iniesta 20 (P), Fàbregas 40 (P), Alexis Sánchez 71, Pedro Rodríguez 90

Venue: Barcelona

22/11/2013

ValladolidValladolid0-1OsasunaOsasuna

Oier 84

Venue: Valladolid

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