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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Antonio Sanabria (47', 90'+3')
  • Fabián Ruiz Peña (55')
  • Sergio León (65')

Antonio Sanabria brace puts Real Betis into fifth place

Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images

Real Betis turned on the style to beat Levante 4-0 and move into fifth place in La Liga.

Betis' third straight league win took them above Real Madrid, who they beat at the Bernabeu in their previous fixture.

Paraguayan youngster Antonio Sanabria, who grabbed the late winner in Madrid, added to his growing reputation by scoring twice.

Fabian and Sergio Leon were also on target in the second half as Betis ran riot.

Following a drab goalless first period, Betis were irresistible after the break and Sanabria gave them a 47th-minute lead when heading home Leon's centre off the inside of a post.

Fabian's driving run and fine finish gave him his first Betis goal before the unmarked Leon met Riza Durmisi's 65th-minute cross at the far post.

Sanabria wrapped up the rout in stoppage time as Levante, Segunda Division champions last term, lost for the first time this season.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 16 +35 42
2 Atletico Madrid 16 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 +19 31
5 Sevilla FC 16 0 29
6 Villarreal 16 +3 24
7 Girona 16 -2 23
8 Eibar 16 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 0 20
11 Leganes 15 -2 20
12 Celta Vigo 16 +3 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 -6 18
15 Levante 16 -7 17
16 Espanyol 16 -8 17
17 Deportivo La Coruña 16 -13 15
18 Alavés 16 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 16 -23 11

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