Las Rojiblancas lose 0-3 against a Levante side in fine form
The opponents' potential and run of form was well known. Athletic fell to defeat against Levante in Liga F. Goals from Alba Redondo, Tatiana Pinto and Mayra Ramírez saw the visitors notch a seventh consecutive victory.
Levante UD started well and immediately took control of the game, Redondo, the competition's top scorer, putting the Granotas ahead in the 13th minute.
In command of the game, Sánchez Vera's team could have scored again, but Mariasun Quiñones saved an attempt by Mayra. The Lionesses best chances before the break came via Bibiane and Mariana.
The bitter blow came in the 52nd minute when Pinto extended Levante's lead with a great shot. Athletic tried to recover from the blow and Iraia moved the bench, but the visitors' defence withstood the Lionesses's onslaught.
Athletic went close to pulling one back from a corner in the 78th minute, but the ball failed to find a finisher in the box. Mayra Ramírez finished off a counter-attack in the 87th minute to put the game to bed.
It's time to turn the page and think about Saturday's match, Real Madrid at the Alfredo Di Stéfano.