Levante: Munúa; Javi Venta, Ballesteros,
Cabral, Juanfran; Xavi Torres, Iborra Farinós 71'); Valdo, Ghezzal (El
Zhar 83'), Barkero (Rubén Suárez 67'); Koné. 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Zapata, Musacchio, Joan Oriol; Marcos Senna, Bruno, Castellani (Marchena 71'); Nilmar (Camuñas 91'), Marco Rubén, Martinucchio (Hernán Pérez 79'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 91. Xavi Torres. Following up after Rubén Suárez shot came back off post.
Yellow cards: Zapata 05', Valdo 13', Javi Venta 44', Castellani 45', Martinucchio 74', Nilmar 85' Juanfran 88', Marchena 89', 90' / red cards: Marchena 90'.
Levante are back up to fourth in the table after a 1-0 victory over Villarreal on Sunday lunchtime. It was a typical tense derby, and there were virtually no chances until the second half, when Valdo and Koné shot wide and Xavi Torres had a goal disallowed for a borderline offside. Villarreal didn't trouble Munúa until late on, when Nilmar kicked the ball out of the keeper's hands and ran it in to the net only to be pulled up by the referee, but the game appeared to be heading for a draw until Marchena gave away a free kick outside of the area and got himself sent off for a second yellow card in to the bargain. Rubén Suárez's shot hit the post, but Torres turned it in to the net as the rebound bounced along the goal-line. The defeat signalling the end for coach Molina, who was sacked a few hours after the game ended.