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First Division - Day 6

Levante 3 - Espanyol 1

Levante: Munúa; Javi Venta, Ballesteros, Nano, Juanfran; Iborra, Xavi Torres; Valdo, Rubén Suárez (Barkero 65'), Juanlu (Pallardó 76'); Koné (Aranda 74'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Javi López, Jordi Amat, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Forlín, Romaric (Javi Márquez 62'); Rui Fonte (Alvaro Vázquez 46'), Verdú, Thievy (Pandiani 62'); Sergio García. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 10. Rubén Suárez (penalty). After Rui Fonte brought down Juanlu in area.
2-0. 59. Rubén Suárez (penalty). After Jordi Amat sent off for foul on Rubén.
2-1. 72. Moreno. Turned ball in on far post after Pandiani mis-kicked shot.
3-1. 76. Barkero. Took short Juanlu pass and fired angled shot across Alvarez.

Yellow cards: Rui Fonte 12', Forlín 38', Juanlu 52' Javi Márquez 85' / red cards: Jordi Amat 58', Pandiani 81'.

With Monday's game to come, only one point separates second from seventh position, with Levante moving up to third (their highest ever ranking in the league), after beating Espanyol 3-1 on Sunday. Rubén Suárez rammed home an early penalty for the visitors after Rui Fonte fouled Juanlu in the area. And although Thievy, Sergio García and Fonte all failed to convert chances after that, Suárez added a second penalty on the hour mark after Jordi Amat was sent off for pulling down the forward as he advanced on goal. A few minutes later Espanyol got one back, Héctor Moreno turning the ball in on the far post after Pandiani half hit a shot across goal. But Barkero restored the two goal cushion with an impressive shot from outside of the area, and with ten minutes to go Pandiani also got himself sent off following an off-the-ball incident with Nano.