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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 +23 34
2 Real Madrid 15 +21 34
3 Sevilla FC 16 +5 31
4 Real Sociedad 16 +8 27
5 Getafe 16 +8 27
6 Athletic Bilbao 16 +7 26
7 Atletico Madrid 16 +6 26
8 Valencia 16 +3 26
9 Granada 16 +3 24
10 Osasuna 16 +4 23
11 Real Betis 16 -5 22
12 Levante 16 -5 20
13 Villarreal 16 +4 19
14 Real Valladolid 16 -4 19
15 Alavés 16 -6 18
16 Eibar 16 -13 15
17 Mallorca 16 -12 14
18 Celta Vigo 16 -11 13
19 Leganes 16 -16 9
20 Espanyol 16 -20 9