Winless Valencia play to 2-2 draw against Levante

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Valencia (Spain), Sep 2 (IANS) Valencia CF played cross-town rival Levante UD to a 2-2 draw away on Sunday, having so far failed to secure a win this La Liga football season.

Levante’s Spanish striker Roger opened the scoring 13 minutes into the game, but the hosts’ joy was short-lived, as Russia winger Denis Cheryshev drew Valencia level three minutes later, reports Efe news agency.

Roger struck again in the 33rd minute, and the home side maintained their lead through the end of the first half.

Valencia’s Spanish midfielder Dani Parejo scored the equalizer in the 52nd minute, successfully converting a penalty kick.

With 14 minutes to go, Levante’s Spanish right back Coke was sent off after getting a second yellow card, but Valencia was unable to take advantage of its numerical superiority and the game ended in a draw.

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Levante provisionally holds the fifth spot in the La Liga table with four points, having earned one win, one draw and one defeat.

Valencia has two draws and one defeat, and is in 15th place with two points.

Later Sunday, Barcelona is to host newly-promoted Huesca, while Alaves will host Espanyol and Sevilla is to visit Real Betis.

–IANS

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