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The magic returned to the Ciutat de València

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The Granota fans experienced another magical afternoon at the Ciutat de València Stadium. Players, coaches, and fans alike knew that today's match was not just another game; they wanted to relive the good sensations from the last match played at the Levante coliseum. Joy came very early, just two minutes in, with Roger Brugué's goal, but Real Zaragoza equalized with a great long-range strike. It wasn't until the final minutes when Dela wielded his magic wand, using his powers to score an unforgettable goal that nobody will forget, and Levante UD ended up earning three very important points.

The afternoon started off very well for the Levante side, as, within two minutes, a corner kick taken by Pablo Martínez was converted into a goal by Roger Brugué with a header. However, the joy was short-lived, as Real Zaragoza leveled the score with a powerful strike from Toni Moya from outside the box that found the top corner. Felipe Miñambres' side tried to respond quickly, and a good combination between Roger Brugué and Andrés García inside the box ended with a shot from the latter that went wide. Shortly after, Roger Brugué and Fabrício also linked up in the opponent's area, but the forward fell, and the action ended without consequence. Levante UD could have extended their lead towards the end of the first half with an Álex Muñoz assist to Fabrício, but the Brazilian's shot ended up hitting the side netting.

After the break, the visiting team threatened first with a powerful shot from S. Bakis that forced Andrés Fernández to intervene and divert the ball for a corner. Levante had possession, but both teams struggled to create clear chances in the final third. They both tried their luck from set-pieces, and the Zaragoza side also tested the Levante goalkeeper with a Maikel M. shot that he caught.

The Valencian side continued fighting with the sole aim of securing the three points at home. Changes were made to inject fresh legs. As the clock ticked, Levante UD tried to stay calm and keep pushing forward. The fans cheered from the stands, giving the players the push they needed. With four minutes left in the match, magic happened at the Ciutat. Algobia assisted Dela, and the defender, from 30 meters out and without hesitation, set his sights on the goal, and the ball found its way into the top corner. The fans, stunned by the masterpiece they had just witnessed, erupted in joy and carried the team until the final whistle. 

Match summary
Levante UD
Levante UD
Ciutat de Valencia
Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza
Andrés Fdez. photo
13Andrés Fdez.
Edgar Badia photo
25Edgar Badia
Alex Muñoz photo
03Alex Muñoz
Jair Jr photo
03Jair Jr
Dela photo
A. Francés photo
06A. Francés
Maras photo
Mouriño photo
Andres Garcia photo
30Andres Garcia
Lecoeuche photo
P. Martínez photo
10P. Martínez75
German V. photo
07German V.
S. Lozano photo
21S. Lozano75
M. Aguado photo
08M. Aguado89
Algobia photo
Maikel M. photo
11Maikel M.83
R. Brugué photo
07R. Brugué
21Toni Moya
Fabrício photo
Ivan photo
Rober Ibáñez photo
19Rober Ibáñez67
S. Bakis photo
12S. Bakis
Felipe Miñambres
Víctor Fernández
J. Femenías photo
01J. Femenías
Poussin photo
Capa photo
D. Rebollo photo
35D. Rebollo
Àlex Valle photo
05Àlex Valle
Zedadka photo
Buba Sangare photo
42Buba Sangare
Fran Gamez photo
18Fran Gamez89
Cabello photo
Lluís López photo
24Lluís López
Kochorashvili photo
Jaume photo
Cantero photo
Manu Vallejo photo
19Manu Vallejo89
O. Rey photo
20O. Rey
Sergi Enrich photo
23Sergi Enrich
C. Alvarez photo
37C. Alvarez75
Pau Sans photo
29Pau Sans
Dani Gómez photo
09Dani Gómez58
Liso photo
I. Romero photo
18I. Romero67
M. Bouldini photo
22M. Bouldini
R. Brugué
(1 - 0)
(1 - 1)
Toni Moya
(2 - 1)
Match officials
José Luis Guzmán Mansilla
Ángel Valverde Martínez
Ángel Munuera Montero
Víctor Pérez Peraza
Fourth official
Gorka Sagués Oscoz
Video Assistant Referee
Miguel Ortuño Sierra
Assistant VAR Official