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2015/2016 Spanish Primera División
  • Víctor Casadesús (13')
  • Xabier Etxeitia (68' OG)
  • Markel Susaeta (88')
  • Mikel San José (90'+1')

Levante 2-2 Athletic Bilbao

Levante are on the brink of relegation after throwing away a two-goal lead late on to draw 2-2 at home to Athletic Bilbao.
Victor Casadesus put the hosts in front after 13 minutes and Xabier Etxeita's own goal in the 67th looked to have sealed victory for the struggling Valencia club which would have boosted their chances of survival.
But a strike from Markel Susaeta pulled Athletic back into the game in the 88th minute, and Mikel San Jose stunned the home fans by levelling with a half volley in injury time.
Levante stay bottom of the table and are four points below 17th placed Granada, who play Celta Vigo on Monday.
Levante went into the game still licking their wounds from the 5-1 hammering they received at Granada on Thursday which also means the Andalusians have a superior head-to-head record, which would condemn Levante if the two teams finish the season with the same number of points.
They got off to a strong start against Athletic, however, Casadesus controlling a long ball on the chest before rounding goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz and slamming it into the net.
Giuseppe Rossi had a goal harshly ruled out for Levante early in the second half for offside but the hosts scored again regardless with the help of Etxeita, who turned the ball into his own net as he tried to clear a cross from Jose Luis Morales.
Susaeta ensured there was a tense finish by collecting a pass from Inaki Williams and drilling the ball in at the near post, and San Jose added another nail in Levante's coffin by meeting another cross from Williams.
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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 19 +43 51
2 Atletico Madrid 19 +20 42
3 Valencia 19 +21 40
4 Real Madrid 18 +15 32
5 Villarreal 19 +5 31
6 Sevilla FC 19 -5 29
7 Real Betis 19 -3 27
8 Eibar 19 -7 27
9 Getafe 19 +5 26
10 Girona 19 0 26
11 Celta Vigo 19 +6 25
12 Athletic Bilbao 19 +1 25
13 Leganes 18 -2 24
14 Espanyol 19 -6 24
15 Real Sociedad 19 -1 23
16 Levante 19 -11 18
17 Alavés 19 -13 18
18 Deportivo La Coruña 19 -16 16
19 Málaga 19 -20 11
20 Las Palmas 19 -32 11

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