A direct lack of goal by Macedonian Enis Bardhi allowed Levante to take the victory (0-1) of Coliseum Alfonso Pérez against a Getafe who tried it with courage but could not overcome the defensive structure of the Valencian team, who also crashed a ball in a stick that could give him peace of mind at the critical moment of the crash.
The meeting was very even from the beginning. Both teams kept their starting cards and, with too much mutual respect, they only showed their credentials well into the first half.
The Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Boateng was the offensive reference of Levante and his teammates sought him insistently to try one-on-one plays against Bruno and Djené, who knew how to stop him well, although sometimes with certain difficulties.
The Valencian team, with three centers and two lanes, continually left gaps on their right wing, but Getafe did not take advantage of it because Amath and Antunes were too imprecise in the last pass to Jorge Molina and Mata.
The best chance of the Madrid team in the first part was a low shot from Molina that he took with his feet Oier, while Levante recorded his best approach to the local goal with a distant shot that went out of the Bosnian Sanjin Prcic.
In the break, Paco López moved his bench and gave entry to Enis Bardhi. The Macedonian gave a breath of fresh air to his team with his game and was the great protagonist of the game by throwing a free kick shot from the front that went through the left wing of the goal of David Soria.
The reaction to the goal of the Levant was immediate by José Bordalás. He put Angel on the turf and, along with Jorge Molina, recovered the attacking couple from last season, something that allowed him to gain depth and intensity but without the necessary punch to disturb Oier.
Levante could broaden their difference and was about to do it with an individual play by Toño García that ended with a shot to the right post of the azulona goal.
In the final minutes, Getafe subjected the Levante to a continuous siege spurred by their fans, but Levante, well planted, knew how to set the times to stop the game, which was muddied with faults, and ended up unsettling the Madrid team, which He finished with ten for the expulsion of Portillo after saying something to the referee.
With this victory, Levante has ten points and is in the middle of the table over Getafe, who have nine and chained a four-game losing streak without winning.
0 – Getafe: David Soria; Damián, Djené, Bruno, Antunes; Portillo, Arambarri (Markel Bergara, m.53), Maksimovic, Amath (Rober Ibáñez, m.66); Jaime Mata (Ángel, m.61) and Jorge Molina.
1 – Lift: Oier; Cabaco (Pedro López, m.73), Rober Pier, Postigo, Toño; Prcic (Bardhi, m.46), Campaña, Rochina, Morales; Jason and Boateng (Borja Mayoral, m.83).
Goals: 0-1: M.59 Bardhi.
Referee: Munuera Montero (Andalusian Committee). He admonished Djené (m.12), Antunes (25), Rober Ibáñez (91) and Damián (92) of Getafe; and to Boateng (21), Prcic (30), Jason (32), Rober (41) and Rochina (89), from Levante. He sent a red card to Portillo (m.91)
Incidents: Match corresponding to the eighth round of the Santander League, played at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez de Getafe (Madrid), before 9,557 spectators.