La-Liga: Athletic Bilbao holds Levante to a goalless draw at home
Athletic Bilbao failed to get back to winning ways in LaLiga on Friday night. The Spaniards lost to Cadiz last time out and were in need of a bounce back. However, Marcelino García Toral’s side was held to a goalless draw by Levante.
Athletic Bilbao drew 0-0 at Levante on Friday thanks to a superb stop by Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon, who kept the hosts winless in the Spanish league this season.
In the 77th minute, Simon dived and used his left arm to deflect a powerful effort from Jorge de Frutos, sending the ball past the post and denying Levante their best scoring chance.
Bilbao’s strike was similarly thwarted. Its greatest chances came immediately after beginning when defender Inigo Martinez headed wide and substitute Nico Williams pulled a late stop from goalkeeper Daniel Cardenas.
Levante sits 19th at the bottom of the La-Liga table just above Getafe by the difference of a point. Athletic Bilbao on the other hand sits 7th on the table with 19 points.