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Primera División

  • April 17, 2015
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia
  • Referee: Mario Melero López
  • • Attendance: 17062

Levante coach Lucas Alcaraz

Levante 2-2 Espanyol: Late Victor strike earns struggling hosts a point

Levante coach Lucas Alcaraz

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The home side scored a late equalizer to earn a draw with Espanyol on Friday, but remains in deep trouble in La Liga.

Struggling La Liga side Levante failed to give its survival hopes a major boost as the club required a late Victor Casadesus equalizer to salvage a 2-2 draw with Espanyol.

The Valencia-based outfit went into the match level on points with 18th-placed Almeria, aiming to put daylight between itself and the relegation zone.

However, the home side rarely looked capable of stealing all three points, as Espanyol forced the club to come from behind twice in front of its own fans.

Lucas Vazquez, who has impressed on loan from Real Madrid this term, opened the scoring in the 18th minute for the away side, finding the bottom-right corner after creating space for himself inside the area. 

Levante hit back through Simao Mate three minutes later, the Mozambique international nodding in from a corner, only for in-form Felipe Caicedo to restore Espanyol's lead just before the break, holding off Juanfran to find the net against his former team. 

Espanyol could not hold on, though, as Victor latched on to Kalu Uche's flick-on and slammed home from 14 yards three minutes from time to earn Levante a point, and dent the visiting side's already-slim chances of UEFA Europa League qualification.