Depleted Levante stunned by Villarreal, in a 5-1 defeat at the Ciutat de Valencia

Villarreal travel to Levante and walk away with all 3 points on Sunday

Depleted Levante stunned by Villarreal, in a 5-1 defeat at the Ciutat de Valencia
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Villarreal stunt Levante 5-1 on Sunday at the Ciutat de Valencia. Levante had been hopeful of continuing their run, following a 1-0 victory against Eibar. Villarreal lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Osasuna. As the table looks today, Levante and Villarreal sit 9th, (38 points) and 5th, (49 points), spots respectively, after 33 matches.

Villarreal started strongly in the first half, with Sergio Postigo opening the rout, 9 minutes in. The momentum was now with The Yellow Submarine, who then scored again through a goal from Gerard Moreno in the 13th minute to establish a 2-0. However, The Frogs secured the points emphatically, with a goal from Mickael Malsa at the 21 minute mark, which saw the first half end 1-2.

Villarreal continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Samuel Chukwueze at the 63 minute mark. The momentum was now with Villarreal, who then scored again through a goal from Ruben Vezo, 72 minutes in to establish a 4-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a second effort from Samuel Chukwueze, 75 minutes in with a final score of 5-1.

For Levante, Gonzalo Melero, Dani Gomez, Ruben Vezo, Son and Cheick Doukoure, came on for Oscar Duarte, Ruben Rochina, Coke, Jorge De Frutos Sebastian and Mickael Malsa. Villarreal brought on Paco Alcacer, Manu Trigueros, Etienne Capoue, Ruben Pena and Yeremi Pino, to replace Carlos Bacca, Gerard Moreno, Francis Coquelin, Dani Parejo and Samuel Chukwueze.

There were bookings for Roger Marti and Carlos Clerc from Levante. For Villarreal, Francis Coquelin saw yellow.

Levante will next travel to Celta Vigo, while Villarreal will face Getafe at home.

Technical card:
Levante:Aitor Fernandez, Coke (Ruben Vezo, min.71), Oscar Duarte (Gonzalo Melero, min.71), Sergio Postigo, Carlos Clerc, Jorge De Frutos Sebastian (Son, min.78), Enis Bardhi, Mickael Malsa (Cheick Doukoure, min.79), Ruben Rochina (Dani Gomez, min.71), Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti
Villarreal:Sergio Asenjo, Mario Gaspar, Juan Foyth, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza, Samuel Chukwueze (Yeremi Pino, min.81), Francis Coquelin (Etienne Capoue, min.74), Dani Parejo (Ruben Pena, min.81), Moi Gomez, Carlos Bacca (Paco Alcacer, min.46) and Gerard Moreno (Manu Trigueros, min.74)
Stadium:the Ciutat de Valencia
Goals:Sergio Postigo (0-1, min. 9), Gerard Moreno (0-2, min. 13), Mickael Malsa (1-2, min. 21), Samuel Chukwueze (1-3, min. 63), Ruben Vezo (1-4, min. 72) and Samuel Chukwueze (1-5, min. 75)
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