Levante: Keylor Navas; Pedro López, Vyntra, David Navarro, Juanfran; Simao, Diop; Xumetra (Rubén García 53’), El Zhar (Pedro Ríos 79’), Ivanschitz (Babá 57’); Barral. 4-2-3-1.
Rayo: Rubén; Tito, Zé Castro, Saúl Ñíguez, Arbilla; Trashorras, Raúl Baena; Rochina (Alberto Bueno 63’), Jonathan Viera (Longo 82’), Iago Falqué (Lass 59’); Larrivey. 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Rochina 38’, Barral 42’, Lass 68’, Simao 76’, Tito 86’.
Levante drop behind city rivals Valencia on goal difference to ninth after they were held to a 0-0 draw by next to bottom club Rayo Vallecano. Both keepers were active throughout, Rubén saving from Ivanschitz early on, and Keylor Navas keeping out Larrivey after Raúl Baena’s shot came back off the post, and then turning a Trashorras free kick round the post. An active Barral went close a couple of times before the break, and he and substitute Babá tested Rubén again in the second half. Navas responded with a save from Alberto Bueno after he got free on goal, but in the end both coaches settled for a point.