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Spanish Primera BBVA

Ciutat de Valencia (ATT 13,000) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: Eduardo Iglesias

Levante Levante vs Real Sociedad Sociedad


Levante draw another blank

Last Updated: 14/09/13 8:40pm

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Carlos Vela: Hit the crossbar

Carlos Vela: Hit the crossbar

Levante played out their second home goalless draw of the new Primera Division season against Real Sociedad.

Both sides hit the crossbar in the second half, Carlos Vela first of all from six yards, before home midfielder Papakouli Diop curled a free-kick against the frame late on.

The first half was short on goalmouth action with David Barral heading over Levante's best chance from close range after 10 minutes.

Antoine Griezmann and Vela saw speculative efforts go wide before Alberto de la Bella also failed to find the target for the visitors on the half-hour.

Sergio Pinto's 25-yard shot for Levante missed right to finish a less than memorable first 45 minutes.

Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo had been a spectator for most of the first half but it took just three minutes after the interval for him to be tested.

The Chile international was up to the task as he kept out Papa Baba Diawara's 12-yard shot with his feet.

At the other end Keylor Navas, who helped Costa Rica qualify for the 2014 World Cup in midweek, palmed away a Vela effort as the game finally showed signs of life.

Vela, who was growing increasingly influential, then shot over from outside the area before Diawara forced another important block from Bravo.

Sociedad's pressure almost told on 67 minutes when Navas parried away a Haris Seferovic shot before Vela could only strike his effort against the crossbar from six yards.

Levante improved thereafter and could have snatched the win themselves only for Diop to curl his free-kick against the crossbar 10 minutes from the end.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 33 81
2 Real Madrid 33 79
3 Atletico Madrid 33 72
4 Sevilla 33 66
5 Valencia 32 65
6 Villarreal 33 53
7 Malaga 33 47
8 Athletic Bilbao 33 46
9 Celta Vigo 33 42
10 Espanyol 33 42
11 Rayo Vallecano 33 41
12 Real Sociedad 33 39
13 Getafe 33 36
14 Elche 33 34
15 Levante 33 32
16 Eibar 33 31
17 Almeria 33 31
18 Deportivo La Coruna 33 29
19 Granada 32 25
20 Cordoba 33 20