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Villarreal 3-0 Levante: easy win for the Submarine

With this win, Villarreal are 11 points clear of Celta and Sevilla (pending the latter's match against Barcelona).

Maria José Segovia

Villarreal did everything they wanted to do today, resting some key players ahead of the Celta match in midweek and disposing easily of Levante, who on the evidence of this performance are bound for the Segunda.

The scoring began early with Leo Baptistao poking a shot through Diego Mariño's legs at the near post with only 12 minutes gone, and just after the half-hour Samu Castillejo made it two with a confident shot to Mariño's left after a nice feed from Adrián.

Shortly after the halftime break, Adrián made it three, running onto a nice diagonal pass from Nahuel that put him behind the Levante defense and finishing confidently.

David Navarro was sent off shortly after for his second yellow, but with the man advantage and big matches coming up, the Submarine were content to play the game out.

Giuseppe Rossi's homecoming only lasted 54 minutes; he was subbed once it was 3-0 and had been quiet up until then.

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