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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 27 +32 58
2 Real Madrid 27 +30 56
3 Sevilla FC 27 +10 47
4 Real Sociedad 27 +12 46
5 Getafe 27 +12 46
6 Atletico Madrid 27 +10 45
7 Valencia 27 -1 42
8 Villarreal 27 +6 38
9 Granada 27 +1 38
10 Athletic Bilbao 27 +6 37
11 Osasuna 27 -4 34
12 Real Betis 27 -5 33
13 Levante 27 -8 33
14 Alavés 27 -8 32
15 Real Valladolid 27 -10 29
16 Eibar 27 -14 27
17 Celta Vigo 27 -12 26
18 Mallorca 27 -16 25
19 Leganes 27 -18 23
20 Espanyol 27 -23 20