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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Raúl García (8')
  • Enis Bardhi (42', 44')
  • José Luis Morales (90')

Bardhi brace in Bilbao moves Levante closer to LaLiga safety

Enis Bardhi scored from two free-kicks in three minutes to drag Levante to the brink of LaLiga safety with a 3-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.
The Macedonia midfielder's brace secured a vital away victory, creating a nine-point cushion over third-bottom Deportivo La Coruna with four games to play.
Jose Luis Morales sealed the win with a last-minute strike laid on by Chema Rodriguez.
Bardhi was booked for his celebration for his second strike, as Levante turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 half-time lead.
The 22-year-old now boasts four goals from direct free-kicks in just 12 starts in his debut campaign in Spain's top-flight.
Raul Garcia put Bilbao ahead with fine drive from outside the box, only for Bardhi to turn the tie on its head before the break.
Garcia hit the crossbar with a header from Oscar De Marco's cross late on, but Bardhi was not to be denied on a night when Levante edged ever closer to safety.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +22 31
2 Sevilla FC 15 +11 28
3 Atletico Madrid 15 +11 28
4 Real Madrid 15 +4 26
5 Alavés 15 +1 24
6 Levante 15 +2 22
7 Real Betis 15 -1 22
8 Getafe 15 +4 21
9 Girona 15 0 21
10 Espanyol 15 -3 21
11 Celta Vigo 15 +4 20
12 Real Valladolid 15 -2 20
13 Real Sociedad 15 0 19
14 Eibar 15 -4 19
15 Valencia 15 0 18
16 Leganes 15 -4 17
17 Villarreal 15 -4 14
18 Athletic Bilbao 15 -8 14
19 Rayo Vallecano 15 -15 10
20 Huesca 15 -18 7