PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 11 - 5 Nov 2017 (11.00 UK)
Levante 1 - 2 Girona
Enes 90 (L) Borja Garcia 58, Stuani 83 (G)
Estadi Ciutat de Valencia

Athletic Bilbao suffered their third straight defeat on Sunday, but there weren’t such problems for Girona or Villarreal.

Girona were on a high from their historic 2-1 win against Real Madrid a week ago, and it was back to their ‘mini-Liga’ in Week 11 as they travelled to fellow new boys Levante, who sat just one place above them in the table.

Nonetheless, Borja Garcia and a sixth goal of the season for ex-Middlesbrough striker Cristhian Stuani fired the Catalans to a third consecutive victory, despite Enes Unal grabbing a debut goal for the hosts.

Celta Vigo, meanwhile, ended a run of successive defeats after they beat fellow strugglers Athletic 3-1.

Both teams were in dire need of the points, yet Celta raced to a 3-0 lead inside 26 minutes thanks to Sergi Gomez and an Iago Aspas brace.

Los Leones did pull one back through Raul Garcia just before half-time, but they nonetheless stay 15th, leaving Coach Jose Angel Ziganda in a real fight to keep his job.

Real Sociedad came out on top in their Basque derby against Eibar, who went a ninth game without a win.

Willian Jose and Adnan Janzuaj put Eibar out of sight within 28 minutes, before Mikel Oyarzabal killed off the visitors once and for all with a goal almost immediately after the restart.

La Real leapfrog Real Betis into seventh, whereas Los Armeros have not picked up three points since a 1-0 defeat of Leganes on September 15

Finally, Villarreal made it four wins in five League games under Javi Calleja with a routine 2-0 victory over Malaga.

A late brace from Nicola Sansone was enough to move the Yellow Submarine into the top five, while Malaga fell to the bottom, still without a goal on their travels this season.


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