Levante: Raúl Fernández; Iván López, Postigo, Chema, Toño; Jefferson Lerma, Campaña (Emmanuel Boateng 86’); Bardhi (Doukouré 69’), Morales, Jason; Álex Alegría (Ivi 76’). 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Andrés; Rukavina, Alvaro, Víctor Ruíz, Jaume Costa; Trigueros (Dario Poveda 90‘), Rodri, Pablo Fornals; Sansone (Leo Suárez 61‘), Enes Ünal, Bacca (N’Diaye 79‘). 4-3-3.
1-0. 88. Morales (penalty). After Morales brought down by Rukavina inside area.
Yellow cards: Lerma 34’, Trigueros 36’, Víctor Ruíz 62’, Rukavina 87’.
All three of the newly promoted teams have got off to a good start, Girona and Getafe drawing against Atlético and Athletic earlier in the weekend and Levante beating neighbours Villarreal 1-0 on Monday evening. The locals had the better of things throughout the ninety minutes, but the game appeared to be heading for a draw until Morales won a hotly disputed penalty off Rukavina which he himself converted with three minutes to go.