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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División

Sevilla held to disappointing draw by Levante in Berizzo's return

Eduardo Berizzo's return to the Sevilla dugout delivered some defensive steel but no cutting edge up front as Levante ground out a goalless draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Boss Berizzo, back on the touchline following prostate cancer surgery, was a frustrated observer as Sevilla were humbled 5-0 at Real Madrid last time out in La Liga.

On Friday Levante came close through Villarreal loanee Enes Unal before, at the other end, Ganso went close with a header.

It was Sevilla who survived the biggest scare before half-time as Jason's powerful free kick hit a post.

The hosts were less nervous in the second half and as the hour mark approached Wissam Ben Yedder cannoned an effort off Levante goalkeeper Oier after being set up by Pablo Sarabia.

Ben Yedder was denied by Oier's leg before, in the 76th minute, Jesus Navas entered the fray to make his 416th appearance for Sevilla -- a club record.

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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 38 +70 93
2 Atletico Madrid 38 +36 79
3 Real Madrid 38 +50 76
4 Valencia 38 +27 73
5 Villarreal 38 +7 61
6 Real Betis 38 -1 60
7 Sevilla FC 38 -9 58
8 Getafe 38 +9 55
9 Eibar 38 -6 51
10 Girona 38 -9 51
11 Espanyol 38 -6 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 +7 49
13 Celta Vigo 38 -1 49
14 Alavés 38 -10 47
15 Levante 38 -14 46
16 Athletic Bilbao 38 -8 43
17 Leganes 38 -17 43
18 Deportivo La Coruña 38 -38 29
19 Las Palmas 38 -50 22
20 Málaga 38 -37 20

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