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Spanish Primera BBVA

Ciutat de Valencia (ATT 15,113) 10th May 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: Jesus Gil Manzano

Levante Levante vs Real Zaragoza Zaragoza

Levante 0

P Diop (S/O 53)
P Lopez (S/O 90+3)


Zaragoza 0

Nine-man Levante hold on

Last Updated: 10/05/13 11:47pm

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Levante held on to a goalless draw at home to Real Zaragoza despite being reduced to nine men in their Primera Division match at Ciudad de Valencia.

Midfielder Papakouli Diop was shown a straight red card in the 51st minute for a serious foul on Zaragoza striker Victor Rodriguez before Pedro Lopez was sent off for his second bookable offence in the second minute of injury time.

The result is a much-needed point for Zaragoza, who moved two points clear of the relegation zone following the draw, although it did not live up to their success of the last two weeks which saw them claim wins over Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano.

Levante, meanwhile, remained in 12th place, well clear of the relegation zone with 42 points.

There were several chances for the visitors during the game but Levante's Nikos Karabelas had the first real opportunity of the match when he forced a save from Zaragoza goalkeeper Roberto with a close range header.

Rodriguez had a chance at the other end before the half-time whistle, but Keylor Navas made a comfortable save.

After the break, Levante were quickly reduced to 10 men when Diop was given his marching orders for a rash challenge on Rodriguez.

Zaragoza almost converted their one-man advantage straight away but for the efforts of Navas, who tipped Lozano Rodri's strike around the post in the 60th minute.

Levante then saw a fantastic chance ruined by Roberto, as the Zaragoza keeper made a brilliant save to deny Vicente Iborra's header from a Robert Acquafresca free-kick.

Navas then denied Adria Carmona's strike before he punched Jose Mari's effort clear and was again called into action in the 90th minute to deny Ruben Rochina's 25-yard free-kick.

Pedro Lopez was then sent off for a challenge on Rochina as the night ended in frustration for both sides.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 33 82
2 Real Madrid 33 79
3 Barcelona 33 78
4 Athletic Bilbao 33 62
5 Sevilla 33 56
6 Villarreal 33 52
7 Real Sociedad 33 51
8 Valencia 33 44
9 Espanyol 33 41
10 Levante 33 40
11 Malaga 33 38
12 Celta Vigo 33 37
13 Granada 33 37
14 Rayo Vallecano 33 37
15 Elche 33 35
16 Osasuna 33 34
17 Real Valladolid 33 32
18 Getafe 33 31
19 Almeria 33 30
20 Real Betis 33 22