The rojiblanco team was already clearly better than the granota in the first half, but somewhat of Sergio Postigo in the extra time of that first time, taking advantage of a first header by Jorge Miramon in a corner kick, forced him to come back In the second half.
And he achieved it in two goals with prominence of his right side. First, with his fourth attendance of the season, exquisite, so that Iker Muniain will finish off his fourth suit with pleasure in the second suit as if he were a center forward; and, later, with his first goal of this campaign hooking a great volley in a clearing to the front of Roger Marti in corner kick play.
With this victory, Athletic, which chains 7 points out of 9 possible, achieves the goal that had been set to reach 20 before the new league stop and is also provisionally perched on European positions. To a sixth place that would be seventh if Getafe and Osasuna did not tie in the Alfonso Perez Coliseum.
The Levante, supported by a brilliant Aitor Fernandez under sticks throughout the first half, claudicated in a second in which he also looked for the victory and saw the good streak with which he arrived in San Mames after winning the Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona.
He started the meeting with Aitor Fernandez under the sticks of the visiting goal, finally released from his obligations on election day. Great news for the whole 'granota', as corroborated the future of the party.
In Athletic, Garitano repeated the disposition in attack that with such good performance he tried two games against Espanyol, with half-pointed Muniain, Williams chosen to the right wing and Raul Garcia de ariete.
It was also demonstrated a success of the Vizcaino coach, since his team completed one of its best first parts in the offensive aspect. Although weighed down by the lack of goal and, above all, by the performance of the rival goal, curiously formed in Lezama.
Aitor was the main protagonist of a first half hour in which he shot two shots of Muniain and Raul, in minutes 6 and 31, which seemed destined to open the scoreboard.
And it also stopped the Gipuzkoan goal other auctions of Yuri, Unai Lopez and Cordoba in a first half full of local arrivals, with countless Williams races on the right and a multitude of occasions for, not to get ahead, but even go with good advantage to break
But, what things are sometimes in football, it was Levante who scored first. And he did it as a result of a corner that arrived already in the extra time of the first half.
Miramon won the action against Cordoba in the first center and Postigo riveted the net between the legs of Unai Simon, who touched the ball before exceeding the goal line.
Perhaps that play explained the change of Garitano after the break, which gave entry to Ibai through Cordoba.
Before it was known if the change came to Derio's, Levante was able to score 0-2 in a play starring 'commander' Morales. A ride to the bottom line with a pass back to Campana, who finished off Simon's position. He covered the local goalkeeper well.
Athletic resumed its strength and, thrown by a step, more scarce than usually by the hour and the temporary but noisy as always that encourages, threw itself by the tie.
He abated him against a numerical advantage led by Williams and not well finished by Raul, who did not find Ibai as he was looking for.
And he succeeded in another action on the right. This time born with a deep pass from Ibai, continued by Capa with a great center to the second post that surpassed Aitor and perfectly finished by Muniain, winning the position to Miramon and nodding like a battering ram.
Munian’s fourth goal this year and Capa’s fourth assist.
He insisted on Athletic, who licked 2-1 in each other's double heads of Raul and San Jose, both touching the crossbar, and a shot of Capa deflected to corner by Aitor.
And also Levante, although less, looked for the goal that the Vitoria gave him in two dangerous counterattacks of Morales that the Granota captain did not finish well.
But the one who achieved his goal was Athletic. He did it with a Capa goal after a corner that caused the insistence of Portugalete's own side. At the exit of that corner kick, and after clearing Roger to the front, Capa hooked a splendid cross volley to which the phenomenal visiting goal could not respond and completed the local comeback.
– Data sheet:
2 – Athletic: Unai Simon; Capa, Yeray, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Dani Garcia, Unai Lopez (San Jose, m.66); Williams (Villalibre, m.86), Muniain, Cordoba (Ibai, m.46); and Raul Garcia.
1 – Lift: Aitor; Miramon, Vezo, Postigo, Clerc; Bardhi, Melero (Vukcevic, m.80), Radoja, Campaign; Morales (Roger, m.86) and Mayoral (Hernani, m.76)
Goals: 0-1, m.46 +: Postigo. 1-1, m.57: Muniain. 2-1, m.88: Layer.
Referee: Alberola Rojas (Spanish-Manchego Committee). He admonished the locals Dani Garcia (m.61), Raul Garcia (m.61) and Capa (m.78), and the visitors Bardhi (m.49) and Vezo (m.75).
VAR Referee: Iglesias Villanueva (Galician Committee).
Incidents: Party of the thirteenth day of LaLiga Santander, played in San Mames before 33,202 spectators, according to official data.