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Thursday October 25 2012
Levante ease past Twente

Second half goals from Michel and Pedro Rios were enough to give Levante a 3-0 win against FC Twente at Ciutat de Valencia.

As the Granotes looked for a second win in their maiden European campaign, it was actually the visitors who got off to the best start.

Nacer Chadil fired an effort over the bar for Steve McClaren's side, but it was Dusan Tadic who thought he had given the Eredivisie team the lead midway through the half.

The Serbian forward fired an effort in, but the linesman flagged for offside, believing that Luc Castaignos had touched the ball on its way in.

It was a lucky escape for Juan Ignacio Martinez's men, and they made the most of it on the hour-mark. A Douglas handball inside the area resulted in a penalty for the Spanish side, and Michel was there to home for the lead.

And that lead was doubled on 78 minutes, as Michel cushioned Pape Diop's cross-field ball into the path of Pedro Rios, who tapped in from close-range.

The 30-year-old winger added his second and Levante's third in the last minute, to take his side top of Group L.

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