La Liga: Levante strike late to thwart Sevilla

A late own goal by defender Diego Carlos cancelled out Luuk de Jong’s opener to hand Levante a 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla in La Liga on Monday.

After dominating during a goalless first half, Sevilla took the lead when Dutch forward De Jong struck in the first minute of the second period, slamming home Munir’s perfect pass to finish a lightning counter-attack.

The visitors controlled the game throughout and Levante looked well beaten until goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik and Carlos were involved in a mix up as the latter turned Jorge Miramon’s cross into his own net in the 87th minute.

Unbeaten in six games, the draw leaves third-places Sevilla on 51 points, four ahead of Real Sociedad and five ahead of both Getafe and Atletico Madrid.

Meanwhile, Levante sit 12th in the table on 35 points.

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In the late kick off, Real Betis hosted Granada at the Benito Villamarín Stadium as the La Liga restart continued.

Source : Sky Sports