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2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Dani Parejo (71')
  • Rubén Alcaraz (82')

Struggling Valencia frustrated by Valladolid at home

Ruben Alcaraz's perfect free kick earned Real Valladolid a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Valencia in La Liga on Saturday as the hosts' disappointing season continued.

Marcelino's Valencia dominated the game but struggled to find a breakthrough, with Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip saving Rodrigo Moreno's second-half penalty.

Santi Mina missed from close range before Valencia captain Dani Parejo eventually put his side ahead in the 71st minute.

However, Alcaraz's brilliantly-hit equaliser in the 82nd minute kept Valencia provisionally ninth, upsetting frustrated fans in the Mestalla who whistled at their team at the end, while Valladolid are 15th.

"I think the team had a great game but we were not very accurate in front of goal," said Rodrigo.

"I apologise to my teammates for missing the penalty. We have to keep working. The team did great work overall. We had three great chances, we are all a bit responsible [or not finishing them]."

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 20 +35 46
2 Atletico Madrid 20 +17 41
3 Real Madrid 20 +6 36
4 Sevilla FC 20 +9 33
5 Alavés 20 -1 32
6 Getafe 20 +9 31
7 Real Betis 20 0 29
8 Real Sociedad 20 +1 26
9 Valencia 20 +1 26
10 Levante 20 -3 26
11 Eibar 20 -4 25
12 Girona 20 -3 24
13 Espanyol 20 -9 24
14 Athletic Bilbao 20 -5 23
15 Leganes 20 -6 22
16 Real Valladolid 20 -6 22
17 Celta Vigo 20 -2 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 20 -12 20
19 Villarreal 20 -5 18
20 Huesca 20 -22 11