Liga - Espanyol beat Levante

Espanyol came away with a 3-2 victory over Levante in their La Liga clash at Cornella-El Prat.

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Obafemi Martins gave Los Granotes the lead for good in the 87th minute. Martins slotted home into the high right of the net after getting a pass from Barkero and finishing the move with a left-footed shot.

Sergio García never came off during the match. He scored in the 69th minute, assisted on Christian Stuani's goal in the 67th minute, took three shots and completed 24 passes. Sergio García's favorite passing target was Joan Verdú, with whom he linked up nine times.

Another goal also came from a header by Rubén García in the 47th minute.

The Periquitos are in 14th place, just five points above the relegation zone with a record of six wins, nine losses and seven draws after 22 games. With 33 points Levante trail Rayo Vallecano by one for the final Europa League spot, and have compiled a record of 10 wins, nine losses and three draws on the season.

MATCH STATS

Espanyol controlled possession for 58.3% of the contest thanks to strong open field play.

Los Blanquiazules got off six shots, including five on goal, during the match, a direct result of their 60 duels and 20 headers won.

Stuani made a big difference on the match for Espanyol after coming on for Samuele Longo in the 45th minute, as he scored one goal, took two shots and assisted on Sergio García's goal.

Héctor Moreno's 13 passes to Verdú were the most between any Espanyol team-mates during the match.Levante enjoyed possession for 41.7% of the game.

Los Granotes had 12 shots, including four on target.The four attempts by Martins were the most of any Levante player.

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