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Spanish Primera BBVA

Nuevo Jose Zorilla Stadium (ATT 17,000) 11th November 2012 - Kick off 11:00 Ref: C Velasco Carballo

Valladolid Real Valladolid vs Valencia Valencia

Valladolid 1

Victor Perez (pen 65)


Valencia 1

A Cissokho (15, S/O 65)

Cissokho from hero to villain

Last Updated: 11/11/12 1:35pm

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Aly Cissokho: Hero to villain

Aly Cissokho: Hero to villain

Valencia claimed their first away point in five league games with a 1-1 draw at Valladolid.

Aly Cissokho had headed the visitors into the lead after just 15 minutes but the French defender went from hero to villain in the second half when he brought down Omar Ramos to concede a penalty and was shown a red card for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Victor Perez confidently converted the spot-kick to extend Valladolid's unbeaten run to four games as both sides remain in mid-table on 15 points from 11 games.

Los Che had not even scored in their past four away trips in the league but after Dani Parejo had struck the bar with a free-kick on 13 minutes, the visitors went ahead 60 seconds later as Cissokho was on hand at the back post to bundle home Andres Guardado's cross.

The goal seemed to shake the hosts out of their early Sunday slumber and they came within inches of equalising when Alberto Bueno rattled a shot from 20 yards off the inside of the post.

Guardado himself then came close with an effort from range that flew just wide but Valencia comfortably saw out the remainder of the half to take a deserved lead into half-time.

Roberto Soldado had surprisingly been rested from the start but Valencia's top-scorer made his introduction after the break in place of Nelson Valdez and was unlucky not to double their lead on the hour mark as he turned Guardado's pass into the net from close range but was given offside in what looked like a very marginal call.

And that was to prove crucial as two minutes later the game was turned on its head when Cissokho struggled to stay with Ramos before eventually bringing him down as he entered the area.

Once he had given the penalty referee Velasco Carballo had no choice but to send the Frenchman off and Perez took no notice of Diego Alves' excellent penalty saving record as he stepped up and calmly slotted the ball into the top corner.

Luis Sastre whistled a shot just over as Valladolid pushed for the winner but they failed to create a clear-cut chance and could even have lost in the final seconds as Jesus Rueda made a brave block to prevent Adil Rami's volley heading towards goal.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 37 93
2 Real Madrid 37 89
3 Atletico Madrid 37 77
4 Valencia 37 74
5 Sevilla 37 73
6 Villarreal 37 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 37 52
8 Malaga 37 50
9 Espanyol 37 49
10 Rayo Vallecano 37 49
11 Celta Vigo 37 48
12 Real Sociedad 37 43
13 Elche 37 40
14 Getafe 37 37
15 Levante 37 36
16 Granada 37 34
17 Deportivo La Coruna 37 34
18 Eibar 37 32
19 Almeria 37 32
20 Cordoba 37 20