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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Antonio Sanabria (47', 90'+3')
  • Fabián Ruiz (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 33 +64 83
2 Atletico Madrid 33 +36 71
3 Real Madrid 33 +44 68
4 Valencia 33 +26 65
5 Real Betis 33 +1 55
6 Villarreal 33 +5 51
7 Sevilla FC 33 -11 48
8 Girona 33 -4 47
9 Getafe 33 +7 45
10 Celta Vigo 33 +6 44
11 Real Sociedad 33 +8 43
12 Eibar 33 -9 43
13 Athletic Bilbao 33 -3 40
14 Leganes 33 -13 39
15 Alavés 33 -17 38
16 Espanyol 33 -14 36
17 Levante 33 -19 34
18 Deportivo La Coruña 33 -33 27
19 Las Palmas 33 -43 21
20 Málaga 33 -31 17

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