Levante UD VS Athletic Club 1/5/2013 | Athletic Club’s Official Website
Matchday 18

Levante UD3 : 1Athletic Club

El Zhar68'
Ciutat de València
4:00 PM
Date and time
1/5/2013 - 4:00 PM

The New Year begins as the last one ended

Levante UD 3 – Athletic Club 1 Athletic Club has been unable to start 2013…

Jan 5, 2013

Levante UD 3 – Athletic Club 1

Athletic Club has been unable to start 2013 with a victory after being defeated 3-1 in Levante UD’s field. Aduriz’s early goal, after a great team play, was equalized and surpassed before the interval by the locals after the team gradually lost abilities and initial control. The goals by Chris and Iborra, the second with Aymeric Laporte already having been sent off after seeing a direct red card, put the things uphill.

The beginning of the second half has been good, despite the numerical inferiority, and Munúa, on two occasions, ruined the attempts of Aduriz to equalize the match. Later, Levante, that had had a clear occasion by Roger, sentenced the game thanks to a shot by El Zhar from outside the area.

Despite it all, it’s also not easy to label the local victory as just, although its effectiveness when it came time to taking advantage of the rival’s deficiencies has been worthy of praise.

And to finish off the first round, on Friday, at 21:30 hours, Rayo Vallecano visits San Mamés; a new opportunity to inaugurate the victory table in 2013. Laporte will be sidelined for this match.