Levante beats Deportivo 2-0, 4th in Spanish league


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Levante rose to fourth place in the Spanish league, winning 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna in an eventful match that saw each team finish a man short.

Obafemi Martins gave visiting Levante the lead in the 40th minute when he latched onto a long ball, dribbled past goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia and rolled in his fifth goal in eight games.

Levante's Pedro Lopez was ejected for his second yellow card when he handled the ball in the penalty area. But Ivan "Riki" Sanchez sent his penalty kick over the crossbar in the 55th minute, and Aranzubia was given a red card for his foul of Martins in the 69th.

Having made all three substitutions, Deportivo used midfielder Alejandro Bergantinos as goalkeeper, and Jose Barkero scored on a long shot in the in the 82nd.

Mallorca broke a six-game losing streak by drawing 1-1 at Celta Vigo.

Forward Tomer Hemed recorded his seventh league goal in 12 games to give Mallorca the lead in the 22nd, and Park Chu-young met Iago Aspas' low cross to tap in the hosts' equalizer in the 56th.

Later, Sevilla hosted Real Betis in the always heated Seville-derby, second-place Atletico Madrid visited Granada, and Valladolid was at Getafe.


LONDON (AP) - Struggling Sunderland capitalized on Brede Hangeland's 30th-minute ejection for a reckless tackle to beat Fulham 3-1, earning only its second Premier League win of the season.

Steven Fletcher, Carlos Cuellar and Stephane Sessegnon scored in the second half for the visitors.

Substitute Mladen Petric had equalized in the 62nd minute for the hosts. Fulham also lost winger Alex Kacaniklic and playmaker Bryan Ruiz to injuries.


ROME (AP) - Fiorentina thrust itself into the race for the Champions League places with a 4-1 win over Atalanta, while second-place Inter Milan needed a late own goal to tie 2-2 with visiting Cagliari in the Italian league.

Alberto Aquilani scored twice and set up another goal, and Gonzalo Rodriguez and Luca Toni also found the net as Fiorentina won its fifth straight match and extended its unbeaten streak yo seven.

In Milan, Rodrigo Palacio put Inter ahead after 10 minutes but Marco Sau scored twice to push Cagliari in front before defender Davide Astori redirected a cross from Inter midfielder Ricardo Alvarez into his own net in the 82nd.

In added time, Inter argued for a penalty on defender Andrea Ranocchia and coach Andrea Stramaccioni was ejected for arguing.

Inter is four points behind league leader Juventus, which was held to a 0-0 draw by Lazio on Saturday. Fiorentina is tied with Napoli one point further back.

The top two finishers in Serie A qualify directly for the Champions League, while the third-place finisher enters the final round of playoffs.


PARIS (AP) - Lyon took advantage of Paris Saint-Germain's latest home defeat by beating Reims 3-0 on to move into the French league leader.

An own goal from Reims' Anthony Weber gave Lyon the lead in the 45th minute, and Bafetimbi Gomis and Lisandro Lopez scored in the second half.

Lyon is two points ahead of PSG, which lost 2-1 to Rennes on Saturday.

Later Sunday, Marseille could overtake Lyon and move into first place with a victory at Bordeaux - where it has not won since 1977.


BERLIN (AP) - Kevin de Bruyne scored in the 82nd minute to lead Werder Bremen over visiting Fortuna Duesseldorf 2-1 in the Bundesliga, the hosts' first game since manager Klaus Allofs quit after 13 years to join Wolfsburg.

Bremen defender Assani Lukimya had been ejected for a second yellow card five minutes before the tiebreaking goal. Nils Petersen's 51st-minute equalizer.

Jens Langeneke put Duesseldorf ahead in the 10th minute after Sokratis Papastathopoulos brought down Robbie Kruse at the end of a counterattack.

Wolfsburg won 3-1 at Hoffenheim on goals by Makoto Hasebe, Bas Dost and Naldo.


VIENNA, Austria (AP) - American forward Terrence Boyd scored Rapid Vienna's final goal in the 38th minute of a 3-0 win at Mattersburg in the Austrian league on Saturday.

Boyd has 10 goals this season, including seven in the league.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

Biggest Stories



Most Popular

CBSSports Shop

Men's Majestic Navy Cleveland Indians 2016 American League Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Cleveland 2016 ALCS Champs Gear
Get yours today!
Shop Now