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Levante UD 0-3 Valencia CF
Two goals by Piatti and one by Aduriz wrap it up at the Ciutat de Valencia. Valencia started the game off well, keeping possession and passing the ball. Levante did not seem to have much belief and did not create any real danger. However, they did create plenty of fouls and bookings.
Valencia got things started off in the 24th minute with Barragan giving a long ball to Piatti, who had enough pace to keep the ball in and assist to Aduriz who shoots it to the bottom right corner.
Five minutes later, Piatti scores the second after receiving a good pass from Bernat leaving him alone with the keeper for a well placed finish. A very similar play occurred ten minutes prior, but it was just a bit wide.
Albelda saved a good chance after slide tackling the young Botelho before he shot against Alves. Smart, clean tackle by the veteran. Minutes before the half, Barragan put in a good cross to Bernat who was very close to scoring the third with his left foot. Impressive performance by the Valencia youngster.
Valencia head into halftime with a big lead over their rivals. Valencia still managed to play their football and keep a clean sheet. About twenty five minutes in the second half, Oscar Serrano gets sent off after seeing the second yellow card for his challenge on Piatti. It did not go well for Levante who continued to attack, but not with enough authority to score or get any chances on goal.
Aduriz had a good opportunity to score in the 85th minute with a header, but it was blocked by Munua who could not stop the rebound shot by Piatti who fires it in for the last of the night.
Levante: Munúa, Iván López, Ballesteros, Cabral, Del Horno, Óscar Serrano, Pallardó, Iborra (Xavi Torres, m.70), Botelho (Higón, m.65), Rubén (Roger, m.70) and Rafa Jordá.
Valencia: Alves, Barragán, Ricardo Costa, Víctor Ruiz (Feghouli, m.79), Jordi Alba (Bruno, m.70), Albelda, Tino Costa (Banega, m.65), Parejo, Piatti, Aduriz and Bernat.