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2014/2015 Spanish Primera División
  • David Barral (41')

Levante 1-0 Cordoba

Levante edged another step closer to securing themselves Primera Division football for next season while pushing Cordoba closer to the drop with a 1-0 win at the Ciudad de Valencia.
David Barral's well-worked goal just before half-time was all that separated the two relegation battlers, but it was one that could prove key for both clubs in their respective fights to stay up.
Levante, who beat Getafe by the same scoreline at the weekend, are now six points clear of third-bottom Deportivo La Coruna - albeit having played a game more - while rock-bottom Cordoba are 11 points from safety with only four games left to the save themselves.
Cordoba could mathematically be relegated on Wednesday, but it seems unlikely as it would need Almeria and Eibar to upset the odds in their matches against Sevilla and Real Madrid.
The Andalusian side, who are without a win since January 12 and have collected three points since, were always up against it at the Ciudad de Valencia where Levante went close through Juanfran, Barral and Roberto Camarasa before Barral broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute.
He pulled the ball down on the edge of the area before spreading it out wide to strike partner Victor Casadesus, who immediately played the ball back in towards the far post for Barral to side-foot home first time.
It was a clinical finish to a good move by Barral, and it proved to be the decisive incident of the match as Cordoba were unable to find an equaliser during a second half devoid of many clear goalscoring chances at either end.
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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 12 +16 24
2 Sevilla FC 12 +10 23
3 Atletico Madrid 12 +8 23
4 Alavés 12 +5 23
5 Espanyol 12 +6 21
6 Real Madrid 12 +4 20
7 Real Valladolid 12 0 17
8 Levante 12 -1 17
9 Girona 12 -1 17
10 Real Sociedad 12 +1 16
11 Getafe 12 +1 16
12 Real Betis 12 -3 16
13 Eibar 12 -6 15
14 Celta Vigo 12 +2 14
15 Valencia 12 -1 14
16 Villarreal 12 -2 11
17 Athletic Bilbao 12 -6 10
18 Leganes 12 -7 10
19 Rayo Vallecano 12 -11 7
20 Huesca 12 -15 6