Two penalties gave the victory to Levante in the last visit of Villarreal

Two penalties transformed by Roger Martí gave the victory to Levante in the Villarreal's last visit to the Ciutat de València (2-1), where they will meet again this Sunday.

Levante have won in three of the last four games disputed between both teams in Valencia in the League.

Last season's game corresponded to the second day of the championship and the visiting team went ahead two minutes after the start of the clash with a goal of Gerard Moreno.

In the second part, a warning from the VAR led the referee to whistle a penalty from Ekambi on Enes Bardhi. Andres Fernandez stopped the shot of Jose Morales, the referee ordered to repeat the shot and this time Roger Martí did not fail.

Not yet three minutes had passed before the goal when, after a mistake in the ball exit, the goalkeeper committed a new penalty on him Valencian forward that he himself returned to transform to seal the comeback.

In that meeting they played for Levante Aitor, Coke, Postigo, Vezo, Toño; Vukcevic, Rochina (Hernani), Bardhi, Campaña, Morales (Miramón) and Sergio León (Roger).

On the part of Villarreal they did Andrés, Mario Gaspar, Pau, Albiol (Trigueros), Alberto Moreno, Iborra, Cazorla, Chukuweze, Moi Gómez (Ontiveros), Toko Ekambi (Bacca) and Gerard.

That was Levante's third victory in Villarreal's last four visits to Primera. The last away win came in the 2018-19 campaign when they won 0-2 in a match in which their two goals, the first of Rober pier in own door, and the second of Samu, they arrived already in the extension.

Despite the local dominance of these last editions, this duel began with a clear visitor trend since Villarreal prevailed on the first four occasions.

In fact, it dominates the general scoreboard of the eleven precedents of this regional duel by accumulating seven wins for the four that the locals have added, without having even registered.

In the scoring chapter, Villarreal, with eighteen goals in the Ciutat de València, doubles the nine of the local team.

However, Villarreal's last visit to the Ciutat de València corresponds to the current edition of the Copa del Rey in which the locals won 1-0 with a bit also from Roger Martí in the last minute of the extension of the quarter-final tie played to a single match.