Villarreal: Diego López; Zapata,
Gonzalo, Marchena (Marco Rubén 46'), Català; Bruno, Borja Valero;
Hernán Pérez (Mario Gaspar 60'), De Guzmán, Cani (Gerard
Bordas 60'); Rossi. 4-2-3-1.
Levante: Munúa; Javi Venta, Ballesteros, Nano, Juanfran; Iborra, Xavi Torres (Farinós 69'); Valdo (Pedro López 81'), Barkero, Juanlu; Koné (Aranda 85'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 16. Juanlu. Connected with Valdo cross to strike first time volley past Diego.
2-0. 43. Juanlu. Got ahead of marker to turn in Koné's cross from close to goal.
3-0. 58. Koné. Shrugged off Gonzalo tackle and poked shot inside near post.
Yellow cards: Xavi Torres 22', Marco Rubén 72', Rossi 75'.
Levante are top of the table for the first time in their 102 year history after a 0-3 victory over neighbours Villarreal on Sunday night, the Valencia based side climbing above the mighty Real Madrid and Barcelona after their win. The two teams came in to the match with differing fortunes, the locals having all but been knocked out of the Champions League midweek, and the visitors with five wins in a row under their belts. And the difference in form shined through early on, Barkero firing a free kick just over before Juanlu struck a first time volley past Diego López from Valdo's high cross. Koné and Valdo went close soon afterwards, and with the first half coming to a finish Juanlu got on the end of Koné's cross to score his second of the night. Up to that point only Rossi had tested Munúa, and the game was virtually over when Koné shrugged off a challenge from Gonzalo before poking the third past the keeper early in the second half. Substitute Marco Rubén did have a couple of efforts on target later on, and also had a penalty appeal turned down, but by then there were few local fans in the ground to watch it. Coach Juan Carlos Garrido needs to turn this around quickly if he is to stay in his job, and next up Real Madrid!