Barcelona and Real Madrid again look set to battle for the Spanish league title, but after its fourth straight victory the undefeated Levante has surprisingly elbowed between the powerhouses at the top of the Spanish league standings.

Levante's 1-0 win Sunday thanks to a goal by Juanlu Gomez at then league leader Real Betis took it to joint top of the table- behind Barcelona only on goal difference- for the first time in its 102-year history.

Even so, the small club is trying to stay focused on its target of avoiding relegation come season end.

Juanlu says: ''This team stands out for its effort, commitment and humility. If I were to say that we're going to be fighting for a spot in the Champions League, I'd be shooting my team in the foot.''