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Villarreal, Levante victorious

Villarreal produced a complete performance to thrash a sorry Rayo Vallecano 4-0 and pick up their first Primera Division win in just under a month.

Ikechukwu Uche knocked in the opener after 22 minutes, while Bruno Soriano extended the hosts' advantage shortly before half-time.

Jonathan Pereira hit a third early in the second period and Jaume Costa added another 10 minutes later, after Rayo defender Anaitz Arbilla had been given a straight red card.

Levante are one place behind the Yellow Submarine in the league table after late goals from substitutes Angel and Andreas Ivanschitz earned a 2-0 victory over Valencia, who slip to ninth.

Levante held on for victory despite the late dismissal of Pedro Lopez.