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Levante’s long search for LaLiga victory goes on

Real Betis were 2-0 winners.

Levante’s long search for a LaLiga victory continues after they lost 2-0 at home to Real Betis.

The Valencia-based club have not won in 12 league matches, stretching back to November 19, and Betis inflicted their seventh loss in the last nine matches in all competitions.

After a goalless first half the deadlock was finally broken in the 56th minute and it was misfortune which befell struggling Levante with Chema Rodríguez’s own goal giving the visitors the lead.

Since their last league win Levante have scored more than once in a game on only one occasion – bizarrely the 2-2 home draw with Real Madrid – so Betis’ second 21 minutes from the end effectively wrapped up three points.

Sergio Leon’s low, right-footed shot from outside the penalty area did the damage to leave Levante just a point outside the bottom three.

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