Osasuna defeated by Levante

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Picture from Diario de Noticias 

Carlos Vela started up front with his teammate Dady in Osasuna’s dissapointed defeat against UD Levante in the evening kick off at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in Valencia. With this lost game is the team from Jose Angel Ziganda again under pressure to win the next match to get important points to avoid relegation. Carlos Vela played 90 minutes and got some free kicks after runs on the left down side and also a yellow card.  He had some great deliveries int he match to assist his teammates 

Osasuna had the best chances in the opening minutes as Cape Verde striker Eduado Dady picked up some good positions in the centre after good deliveries from midfieder Juanfran. Dady has a few good efforts who are all saved by levante Keeper Kujovic. 

Levante’s Goalkeeper Kujovic was beaten in 21 minute as Osasuna’s Monreal netted a effort after a free kick from the right side from Jaroslav Plasil.  Czech Republic international Jaroslav Plasil rolled the freekick and give Monreal a better shooting chance and past Kujovic with a great shot into the far corner. Javi Garcia had a chance to give Osasuna a second but the ball was saved by Kujovic.

Laurent Courtois and Mustapha Riga had the best opportunities in the first 40 minutes for Levante as both are sent a couple of free kicks just wide.Best Chance for Levante had then Geijo after 40 minutes as he could not finish a clever skill against two Osasuna defender’s. With a score of 0:1 for Osasuna went both teams back into the changing rooms.

After halftime Levante looked much more better at the start and Riga had nearly equalised as his effort past Ricardo but was cleared on the line from Osasuna skipper Cesar Cruchaga, but Levante would get the equaliser as Juanma delivered a cross from the right side and skipper Alvaro headered the ball from the far post and past Ricardo.

That was a big shock for Osasuna but the second for Levante came as Gejio got a pass from Juanma and he finshed the ball into the far corner.

After 65 minutes Carlos Vela’s effort from the centre of the box was blocked by the defensive line.  Three minutes later a right footed shot from Carlos went over the bar.

Kike Sola and Cruchaga had the best chances to give osasuna a equaliser but the efforts all saved by Levante Goalkeeper Kujovic. Nearly full time Kike Sola beat everyone after a free kick from Punal and headered the ball on the crossbar and Levante held on for the three points.

Next up for Osasuna in La Liga a home match against Atletico Madrid !!!

Osasuna Lineup:

Ricardo, Cruchaga, Garcia, Josetxo, Monreal, Azpilicueta, Juanfran(Portillo 80′), Plasil (Delporte 73′), Punal, Dady (Sola 64′), Vela

Goals: 0:1 Monreal 21′, 1:1 Alvaro 51′, 2:1 Ejido 58′

Article by – A.Zimmermann

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