Athletic Club seal crucial win over rock bottom Levante

Athletic Club have boosted their chances of a European qualification place in 2022 with a 3-1 win over basement side Levante.

The Basque hosts remain in eight place in the La Liga table with Marcelino’s charges now just two points behind seventh place Villarreal after 27 games.

The home side carved out the better early chances, with Inaki Williams and Oihan Sancet both denied, as Alex Berenguer curled an effort against the crossbar.

That dominance continued again after the restart with Mikel Vesga finally stealing in to nod them in front.

With a crucial breakthrough secured, Athletic Club pushed on from there, as Williams raced clear to slot home a superb second.

Oier Zarraga’s calm spot kick wrapped up the win for the hosts before Jorge de Frutos wriggled through to chip home a late consolation for Levante.

Up next for Marcelino is a trip to Real Betis next weekend with struggling Levante hosting Espanyol.

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Tags Alex Berenguer Inaki Williams Jorge De Frutos Marcelino Mikel Vesga Oier Zarraga Oihan Sancet
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