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Feb 11, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Attendance: 38,199
Valencia
3-1
Levante
Mina (17'), Vietto (65'), Parejo (89' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-1)
Postigo (18')

Result: Valencia leapfrog Real Madrid to reclaim third place with win over Levante

Valencia reclaim third spot in the La Liga table thanks to Sunday's 3-1 win over local rivals Levante at the Mestalla.

Valencia have reclaimed third spot in the La Liga table thanks to Sunday's 3-1 win over local rivals Levante at the Mestalla.

Los Che opened the scoring on 17 minutes when Dani Parejo's corner kick was headed home by Santi Mina.

However, the visitors equalised just a minute later through Sergio Postigo, who tucked the ball into the bottom-left corner after connecting with Jose Campana's cross following a corner.

Marcelino Garcia Toral's charges continued to press and were rewarded with their second goal of the game just after the hour.

Oier Olazabal's save from Carlos Soler's drive prompted a goalmouth scramble which was finished off by Luciano Vietto, who stabbed home from point-blank range.

Levante then had the ball in the back of the net from a corner, but the referee ruled the goal out due to a push on a Valencia player, which replays showed came from a teammate.

The game was eventually put beyond the reach of Levante with a controversial late penalty awarded to Simone Zaza which was converted by Parejo.

VALENCIA (4-4-2): Neto; Montoya, Gabriel, Vezo, Gaya; Soler (Maksimovic 90+1'), Parejo, Kondogbia (Coquelin 73'), Guedes; Mina, Vietto (Zaza 79')

LEVANTE (4-1-4-1): Oier; Coke, Suarez, Postigo, Luna; Lukic (Marti 73'); Morales, Doukoure (Bardhi 72'), Campana, Alvarez, Pazzini

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona19134253203343
2Atletico MadridAtletico19108127131438
3Sevilla1996431201133
4Real Madrid1910362824433
5AlavesAlaves199552219332
6Getafe197752116528
7Real Betis197572223-126
8Real Sociedad197482322125
9GironaGirona195952123-224
10Espanyol197392127-624
11Valencia1941141717023
12Levante196583035-523
13Athletic Bilbao1941052025-522
14EibarEibar195772128-722
15Leganes195771721-422
16Real Valladolid195771721-422
17Celta Vigo195683132-121
18Rayo Vallecano1954102234-1219
19Villarreal193882025-517
20Huesca1925121736-1911

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