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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Raúl García (8')
  • Enis Bardhi (42', 44')
  • José Luis Morales (90')

Bardhi brace in Bilbao moves Levante closer to LaLiga safety

Enis Bardhi scored from two free-kicks in three minutes to drag Levante to the brink of LaLiga safety with a 3-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.
The Macedonia midfielder's brace secured a vital away victory, creating a nine-point cushion over third-bottom Deportivo La Coruna with four games to play.
Jose Luis Morales sealed the win with a last-minute strike laid on by Chema Rodriguez.
Bardhi was booked for his celebration for his second strike, as Levante turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 half-time lead.
The 22-year-old now boasts four goals from direct free-kicks in just 12 starts in his debut campaign in Spain's top-flight.
Raul Garcia put Bilbao ahead with fine drive from outside the box, only for Bardhi to turn the tie on its head before the break.
Garcia hit the crossbar with a header from Oscar De Marco's cross late on, but Bardhi was not to be denied on a night when Levante edged ever closer to safety.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 19 +33 43
2 Atletico Madrid 19 +14 38
3 Sevilla FC 19 +11 33
4 Real Madrid 19 +4 33
5 Alavés 20 -1 32
6 Getafe 20 +9 31
7 Real Betis 19 -1 26
8 Real Sociedad 19 +1 25
9 Girona 19 -2 24
10 Espanyol 19 -6 24
11 Valencia 19 0 23
12 Levante 19 -5 23
13 Leganes 19 -4 22
14 Real Valladolid 19 -4 22
15 Athletic Bilbao 19 -5 22
16 Eibar 19 -7 22
17 Celta Vigo 19 -1 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 19 -12 19
19 Villarreal 19 -5 17
20 Huesca 19 -19 11