Eduardo Berizzo's return to the Sevilla dugout delivered some defensive steel but no cutting edge up front as Levante ground out a goalless draw.
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Madrid have a custom of sending letters to players who have suffered bad injuries.
Malaga remain deep in relegation trouble in La Liga following a goalless draw at home to Levante.
Kevin Gameiro scored twice and played a direct part in three more goals to lead Atletico Madrid's 5-0 rout at Levante.
Real Betis turned on the style to beat Levante 4-0 and move into fifth place in La Liga.
Chema Rodriguez scored an early contender for goal of the season as Levante eased to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Real Sociedad in La Liga on Thursday.
Real Madrid suffered another setback in La Liga as they drew 1-1 at home to Levante.
Mitch Langerak has left Stuttgart and joined Levante after dropping down the pecking order at the club following the arrival of Ron-Robert Zieler.
Mitch Langerak has been ruled out of Australia's World Cup qualifier against Japan so he can sort out "issues" with his German club VfB Stuttgart.
A late penalty from captain Jose Morales gave Levante a 1-0 win over Villarreal in their La Liga return at Ciutat de Valencia.
A long-running investigation into a potential fix in a La Liga game between Real Zaragoza and Levante in April 2011 has been shelved.
Win at home to Oviedo on Saturday, their 23rd of the campaign, saw them gain immediate promotion back to the top flight.
"In hindsight, going back to when he chose between representing Italy or the USA, we should have chosen the USA," Rossi's agent said.
Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Savic, Gimenez, Filipe Luis, Gabi, Augusto, Koke, Saul, Correa, Torres
Levante captain Juanfran has announced his retirement following his side's relegation from the Primera Division.
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