Levante wins 2-0 at Deportivo, rises to 4th place
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -Levante rose into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday after winning 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna in an eventful match that both teams finished with 10 men.
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.
The contest appeared to have swung in Deportivo's favor when Pedro Lopez was sent off for his second booking for handling the ball in the area.
But Ivan "Riki'' Sanchez missed the resulting 55th-minute penalty. Aranzubia was then red carded for fouling Martins in the 69th.
Having made all three substitutions, Deportivo used midfielder Alejandro Bergantinos as stand-in goalkeeper, and Levante forward Jose Barkero sealed the win with a long strike in the 82nd.