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Balaidos (ATT 15,000) 2nd December 2012 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: J Estrada Fernandez

Celta Vigo Celta Vigo vs Levante Levante

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Roger (90)

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Roger denies Celta at the death

Last Updated: 02/12/12 10:05pm

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Enrique de Lucas: Goal only enough for point

Enrique de Lucas: Goal only enough for point

Roger's 89th-minute strike rescued a point for Levante as Celta Vigo failed to make their dominance count at Estadio de Balaidos.

Enrique De Lucas got the benefit of a marginal offside call to put his side ahead in the first half, yet despite dominating possession after break the home side could not add to their tally.

Levante made them pay late on as Roger popped up to turn the ball home from close range after fellow substitute Michel had volleyed across the face of goal.

Roger's last-gasp heroics denied Celta back-to-back wins for what would have been the first time this season and they are now three points clear of the relegation zone, while the point keeps Levante comfortably inside the top 10.

Levante started the match well with defender Sergio Ballesteros blasting an effort over the bar after the hosts only half-cleared their lines from a corner.

De Lucas forced a save from Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munua in the 22nd minute as Celta began to find their feet, while two minutes later the dangerous Obafemi Martins had a chance down the other end but drilled wide.

The breakthrough came on 37 minutes when Iago Aspas' through-ball was collected by De Lucas with the Celta frontman looking narrowly offside, but he did not hesitate and duly tucked the ball beyond the goalkeeper.

Celta looked good value for their lead with Levante restricted to optimistic efforts for much of the second half, Martins and Juanlu both off target from distance.

The hosts should have made it two in the 66th minute when Gustavo Cabral's header from a free-kick drew a superb reaction save from Munua.

Mario Bermejo had the ball in the net for Celta in the 87th minute but the effort was ruled out for offside as the hosts again failed to put the game to bed.

And within moments they were punished to the full when Jose Barkero lofted a pass into the area for Michel to volley across the six-yard box where Roger was on hand to turn the ball home.

Celta might have claimed all the points in the third minute of added time but Angel Rodriguez contrived to head wide from a corner when left all alone six yards from goal.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18