Late target allows Levante in survival fight

Gonzalo Melero transformed a 90th-minute penalty as Levante defeated Genuine Sociedad 2-1 to keep alive their prospects of escaping relegation from the Spanish league.

Friday’s victory lifted Levante from previous spot and left the Valencia club 3 details from protection forward of the weekend matches.

The decline damage Sociedad’s possibilities of qualifying for the Champions League as they stayed in sixth place, five details behind Atletico Madrid which occupies the fourth and final qualification place.

It was the fourth consecutive winless match for the Basque State club.

Jorge Miramon opened the scoring for the hosts in the 53rd and David Silva equalised for Sociedad in the 66th.

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