Levante already showed their power in the first part of the first leg of the Cup against Athletic. The Granotas did not weigh San Mamés or the pressure of being at the gates of a final of the KO tournament. Unlike. Those led by Paco
Lopez They came out onto the pitch with enough personality to be better than the locals in the first forty-five minutes.
The good performance offered in Bilbao followed the trend of the great season they are doing. After starting the course badly and flirting with the relegation places at Christmas, the next rival of the lions has recovered his best version to achieve two historical milestones, sign his second best classification in First at this point in the championship and fight for a place in the final of the KO tournament that will be held on April 17 in La Cartuja.
Only in the 2011-12 season were they better classified after 24 games played
Levante currently occupies eighth position in LaLiga with 31 points after seven victories, ten draws and seven defeats, ten from relegation places and five from Europe. Only once in its history has it been better placed in the table when 24 rounds have been played, with 14 remaining to finish the regularity championship. It was in the 2011-12 campaign, when those then trained by John
Martinez they were fourth with 35 points. That was the best season in the history of Levante in First Division. The team came to lead the League in two days and finished classified for the Europa League.
The current good track record is also reflected in the results. The Granota team has earned the qualification of ‘giant killers’ after beating Real Madrid (1-2) at home (1-2) and Atlético (0-2) last Saturday, a victory that has given life to the fight for the championship. In addition, they have also defeated Real Sociedad (2-1) and Betis (4-3), fifth and seventh ranked respectively, and Villarreal (1-0) in the quarter-final elimination of a single match of the Cup.
The granotas have defeated Real Madrid (1-2) and Atlético (0-2) at home
Pier he was very satisfied yesterday of the season they are doing. They are launched after winning at Wanda, something that no other team has been able to do this season in the league. “The team is very competitive and we always try to give everything against each team, but against the greats it seems that we are better at it and the truth is that it was a feat,” he declared. The defender highlighted the work he is doing Paco
Lopez, by having “everyone very plugged in” as has been his case. “That is very important and it is what being a competitive and united team is going to give you in the end,” he said.
On Friday they host Athletic in the first of the matches in a row between both teams. The second will be the round cup.