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Spanish Primera BBVA

Ciutat de Valencia (ATT 15,400) 27th March 2014 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: C Muniz Fernandez

Levante Levante vs Real Betis Real Betis

Levante 1

P Diop (26)


Real Betis 3

S Sevilla (13)
J Molina (70)
Ruben Castro (77)

Betis break away duck

Last Updated: 28/03/14 12:10pm

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Ruben Castro was among the scorers for Betis

Ruben Castro was among the scorers for Betis

Real Betis' first away win of the Primera Division season offered further proof they could yet make an unlikely run at survival as Levante were beaten 3-1 in Valencia.

Second-half goals from Jorge Molina and Ruben Castro secured a first away win in the league for almost a year. Salva Sevilla and Papakouli Diop had traded first-half goals.

Betis had seemed destined for relegation at the start of the month, following a run of six defeats in seven, but they have enjoyed a profitable March to revive ambitions.

While Gabriel Calderon's side are still seven points adrift of safety, victory at Levante at least offers hope that any late push will not rely solely on their form at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

The visitors were ahead after 13 minutes when Sevilla fired home from six yards.

Levante, whose Europa League ambitions now appear as good as gone, immediately tried to force a way back into the game as David Barral forced Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan to tip his six-yard effort wide.

The Valencian side did draw level on 26 minutes through Diop as his 18-yarder, following an assist from Jordi, was too good for Adan.

Both sides missed chances to go into half-time ahead.

Betis striker Leo Baptistao shot over from 12 yards before Adan did enough to keep out Barral at close quarters.

Adan was kept busy after the break too, keeping out Pedro Rios' 25-yard shot.

The game was still level heading into the final quarter when Calderon's decision to send on Molina proved decisive.

The striker netted almost straight away, with 69 minutes on the clock, after latching on to a Baptistao assist.

Seven minutes later Ruben Castro made the points safe as he lashed in from close range and give Betis hope.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 12 30
2 Barcelona 12 28
3 Atletico Madrid 12 26
4 Valencia 12 24
5 Sevilla 12 23
6 Malaga 12 21
7 Celta Vigo 12 20
8 Villarreal 12 18
9 Athletic Bilbao 12 15
10 Getafe 12 14
11 Rayo Vallecano 12 14
12 Eibar 12 13
13 Levante 12 12
14 Espanyol 12 11
15 Real Sociedad 12 10
16 Deportivo La Coruna 12 10
17 Granada 11 10
18 Elche 12 10
19 Almeria 11 9
20 Cordoba 12 7