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Lerma set for Premier League move as Bournemouth make £16m bid

AFC Bournemouth look set to make Levante’s Jefferson Lerma their first summer signing after making a £16 million bid for the midfielder. Sky Sports understand that a deal for Lerma, who is in Colombia’s World Cup squad, could rise to £19 million when add-ons are taken into account. 23 year-old Lerma signed a permanent deal at the Ciutat de València in 2016 having played for the squad on loan the season before. Although the club finished bottom of La Liga that year, Lerma impressed for the side, where he featured…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: Biggest Attendance Change of the Year – Real Betis

Barcelona may have produced one of their best seasons in recent memory, romping to the La Liga title losing just one game (5-4 at Levante on Jornada 37) but the crowds in the stand dwindled with over 200,000 less fans making their way through the Camp Nou turnstiles than last season. Despite this, the Catalan club still had the most fans over the course of the season, averaging 268 more fans per game than Real Madrid. La Liga in general however was well watched in the stadiums in 2017/18, totalling…

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Celta Vigo 4-2 Levante: Gomez and Aspas at the double on final day

Maxi Gomez and Iago Aspas both scored a brace against Levante to seal an impressive 4-2 victory. After a fine run of form for the visiting side, Paco Lopez’ side strolled through their final league of the season, whilst the home side felt obliged to put on a sharp display for their fans. That being said, former Barcelona winger Ruben Rochina got himself on the scoresheet after just 12 minutes to give the visitors the lead. The lead didn’t last long however as Gomez notched his first of the day…

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Paco Lopez to remain in charge of Levante

Levante have confirmed that manager Paco Lopez will continue in his current role into the 2018/19 season after rescuing the club from relegation since taking over on 4th March, replacing Juan Muniz. The club confirmed the news on their official website on Wednesday amid increasing speculation with Lopez having overseen just one defeat from nine games played. In that time, Levante impressively boasts the best record of any side in La Liga having amassed 22 points from a possible 27. Lopez’s new contract at the club runs for until the summer…

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Leganes 0-3 Levante: History made at Butarque in torrential rain

The pressure was off for both sides as Levante made their first trip to Estadio Municipal de Butarque to face Leganes, receiving the traditional gift of a basket of cucumbers. Torrential rain and thunderstorms led to many fans vacating their seats early on but the atmosphere didn’t dampen, despite a lack of quality in the first half producing few chances for either the dominant Leganes side or Levante. It was Jose Luis Morales who opened the scoring, bursting through and firing his effort beyond Nereo Champagne before a bunch of…

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Levante vs Sevilla: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Levante will be looking to ensure their La Liga safety as they host Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla side, who have been struggling of late. Date: Friday, 27th April 2018 / Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET /Venue: Estadi Ciutat de Valencia There is plenty at stake in this one, given that Levante have their league survival to attend to and Sevilla must attempt to re-find some form, if they are to get into the Europe next season. The Andalusian visitors have been on bad run of late, despite great results over…

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Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Levante: Visitors near La Liga salvation with impressive win

Levante produced a superb result at San Mames to beat Athletic Bilbao and all-but ensure their La Liga safety. The visitors had all the pressure on their shoulders before kick off, knowing that Clarence Seedorf’s slow improving Deportivo La Coruna were getting some points on the board. Athletic – who have been a far cry from their usual best this season, have very little to play for at this point of the season and Jose Angel Ziganda’s side looked a shadow of their former selves, despite taking the lead. Arguably…

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Athletic Club vs Levante: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Athletic Club will host a Levante side at San Mames on Monday evening who are looking to ensure their La Liga safety. Date: Monday, 23 April 2018 / Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / Venue: San Mames  The home side drew last time out in La Liga with Real Madrid, seeing themselves improve massively from their inconsistent season so far – and coach Kuko Ziganda will be hoping his side can finish the campaign in that same vein. Ziganda’s job is far from safe at the San Mames and it is looking almost…

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Levante 1-0 Malaga: Late defeat seals Malaga’s relegation to Segunda

Malaga’s relegation to Segunda was confirmed on Thursday night with a 1-0 defeat away to Levante. Any vague hope of survival was eliminated by a 93rd-minute winner from Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Boateng which leaves the Costa del Sol side 17 points from safety with just 15 points left to play for. The end of the club’s ten-year spell in the top flight came in cruel fashion after a game in which the Blue and Whites looked most likely to win. Striker Brown Ideye had two good chances in the first…

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