Sporting: Juan Pablo; Pedro Orfila (Ricardo
León 69'), Botía, Iván Hernández, Canella; Lora,
Nacho Cases; Trejo, Colunga (Ayoze 60'); Barral (Sangoy 60'). 4-2-3-1.
Levante: Munúa; Javi Venta, Ballesteros, David Navarro, Juanfran (Ghezzal 84'); Iborra, Farinós; Valdo, Rubén Suárez (Barkero 76'), El Zhar (Botelho 59'); Koné. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 16. Valdo. Got on the end of Javi Venta cross to head past keeper on far post.
1-1. 22. Trejo. Picked up ball on edge of area and struck angled shot past Munúa.
1-2. 63. Koné. Collected Valdo centre and beat Juan Pablo with shot on turn.
2-2. 74. Lora. Cut in from right of area and struck long angled shot in off far post.
3-2. 84. Sangoy. Latched on to loose ball outside area and fired shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Lora 29', Barral 35', Botía 51', Pedro Orfila 60', Nacho Cases 77'.
Fifth placed Levante drop four points behind city rivals Valencia after they were beaten 3-2 by struggling Sporting Gijón on Wednesday evening. It was a topsy-turvy game, the locals having the better of the opening minutes until Valdo headed the visitors in to the lead on the quarter hour mark. Trejo picked up a loose ball to equalise a few minutes later, but Koné restored the lead after a quick passing move following a throw-in, and Orfila had to clear off the line from Koné with the keeper beaten soon afterwards. Lora levelled the scores once again with a long shot, once again against the run of play, and Sangoy got what was to prove the winner with six minutes to go, picking himself off the ground to drive a speculative shot past Munúa. There was still time for David Navarro to head against the bar, but the Asturians held on for a much needed first win under Javier Clemente.