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2017-2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Emmanuel Boateng (90'+3')

Malaga relegated for first time in 10 years after late loss to Levante

EPA/KAI FORSTERLING

Emmanuel Boateng scored in the third minute of stoppage time to give Levante a 1-0 win against Malaga, relegating the bottom club to the second tier for the first time in 10 seasons.

The visitors created the better chances before the break, but keeper Roberto had to save Levante midfielder Jose Campana's effort seconds after the restart.

Roger Marti went close for the home side and Maxime Lestienne for Malaga as time ran down, but Boateng's last-gasp contribution secured the points and ended the visitors' feint survival hopes.

The result left Malaga 17 points behind 17th-place Levante, the first team outside the drop zone. Levante is seven points ahead of 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +23 34
2 Real Madrid 15 +21 34
3 Sevilla FC 16 +5 31
4 Real Sociedad 16 +8 27
5 Getafe 16 +8 27
6 Athletic Bilbao 16 +7 26
7 Atletico Madrid 16 +6 26
8 Valencia 16 +3 26
9 Granada 16 +3 24
10 Osasuna 16 +4 23
11 Real Betis 16 -5 22
12 Levante 16 -5 20
13 Villarreal 16 +4 19
14 Real Valladolid 16 -4 19
15 Alavés 16 -6 18
16 Eibar 16 -13 15
17 Mallorca 16 -12 14
18 Celta Vigo 16 -11 13
19 Leganes 16 -16 9
20 Espanyol 16 -20 9