Portugal Liga

Defender's stunning volley helps Levante win in La Liga

MADRID (AP) A spectacular volley by defender Jose Manuel "Chema" Rodriguez led Levante over Real Sociedad 3-0 in the Spanish league on Thursday.

Chema struck an incredible scissor-kick left-footed shot from just outside the area. Goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli could only watch as it crossed in front of him.

Chema leaned his body slightly and timed his shot perfectly after a right-side cross by Jose Luis Morales just before halftime at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium.