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Spanish Primera BBVA

El Sadar (ATT 9,000) 29th September 2013 - Kick off 11:00 Ref: Jose Antonio Teixeira Vitienes

Osasuna Osasuna vs Levante Levante

Osasuna 0

A Cejudo (S/O 90+2)


Levante 1

J Xumetra (88)

Osasuna stay bottom with defeat

Last Updated: 29/09/13 1:57pm

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Alvaro Cejudo: Sent off for second yellow card

Alvaro Cejudo: Sent off for second yellow card

Osasuna's ill-discipline kept them rooted to the foot of the Primera Division table as Levante pinched a 1-0 victory with a late Jordi Xumetra goal.

Xumetra was quickest to react after Papakouli Diop's 87th-minute penalty was saved by Andres Fernandez and Osasuna's day got worse when substitute Alvaro Cejudo was handed a second caution in injury time.

It was the seventh yellow card of the game for Osasuna, who had dominated for large periods only for their failure to convert any of their chances and then ill-discipline to cost them.

Jordan Loties gave away the crucial penalty when he fouled Ruben Garcia in the area before Xumetra eventually converted to ensure Levante remained unbeaten since the opening weekend.

Oriol Riera was initially at fault for Osasuna's poor finishing as he first headed wide from six yards before miscuing with his left foot when well placed.

Riera at least forced Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas to tip over his 15th-minute header and the Coast Rica international was forced to concede another corner when Miguel De las Cuevas hit a 20-yard drive.

Emiliano Armenteros was next to be denied by Navas at close quarters.

Defender Loukas Vyntra headed Levante's first chance wide from six yards before Osasuna were back to spurning their own chances again - Riera and Armenteros both failing to work Navas.

It was more of the same after half-time as Loties was unable to keep a header down before seeing Navas block when he did get a shot on target soon after.

Levante started to show some sign they could steal away the points with Junior Simao twice going close.

Osasuna's frustrations started to grow as Gonzalez Sisi ad Alejandro Arribas followed Francisco Punal and Francisco Silva into the referee's book.

Loties then joined them when he felled Ruben in the area and while Fernandez made a fantastic save to keep out his powerful spot-kick Xumetra raced in to convert.

Cejudo, who had only been on for 10 minutes, ensured a miserable end for Osasuna as he earned a second yellow in quick time when he fouled Juanfran.

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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