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Spanish Primera BBVA

Nuevo Jose Zorilla Stadium (ATT 15,000) 27th August 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva

Valladolid Real Valladolid vs Levante Levante

Valladolid 2

Victor Perez (pen 38, pen 48)

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Levante 0

D Navarro (S/O 37)

Perez at the double

Last Updated: 27/08/12 9:37pm

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Juan Ignacio Martinez's Levante lost 2-0.

Juan Ignacio Martinez's Levante lost 2-0.

Victor Perez twice scored from the spot as Valladolid emerged from a bad-tempered clash with Levante to win their first home game back in the Primera Division.

The 24-year-old, who scored eight goals last season to help the Pucela to promotion, was on target in the 38th and 48th minutes on a fiery night in the north of Spain.

Referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva brandished six yellow cards and one red - that to Levante defender David Navarro - as tempers became frayed.

But Perez kept his cool amid the chaos to earn the points for Miroslav Dukic's side, pushing them up to six points and a share of the lead following their victory at Atletico Madrid last weekend.

His first goal came after Navarro was sent off for handball and his second following Papakouli Diop foul on Omar, as the Granotes were unable to get going.

Juan Ignacio Martinez's men remain on a point as a result and never looked like getting anything on Monday night.

Their hosts started the brighter at Jose Zarilla, with Javi Guerra's header drawing an early save from Gustavo Munua.

Angel Rodriquez tried to get Levante started with two shots that went over, but his efforts came to nothing when Navarro - already on a yellow - stuck an arm out in the box.

Patrick Ebert then forced Munua to tip a powerful effort over the bar as Vala pressed for a second, before Diop handed it to them three minutes after the break when he hacked down Omar.

Ebert went close as he looked for a third, while Perez spurned his chance of a hat-trick when he dragged wide.

Guerra should also have done better as the home side turned on the style, with Levante grateful to Munua for keeping the score down as he blocked Juan Neira's late, close-range effort.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 31 75
2 Real Madrid 31 73
3 Atletico Madrid 31 66
4 Valencia 31 65
5 Sevilla 31 62
6 Villarreal 31 51
7 Malaga 31 46
8 Espanyol 32 42
9 Athletic Bilbao 31 40
10 Celta Vigo 31 39
11 Real Sociedad 31 38
12 Rayo Vallecano 31 38
13 Getafe 31 36
14 Eibar 31 31
15 Elche 31 31
16 Levante 32 29
17 Almeria 31 28
18 Deportivo La Coruna 31 28
19 Granada 31 24
20 Cordoba 31 19