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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)

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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

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1 Real Madrid 24 60
2 Barcelona 24 56
3 Atletico Madrid 24 53
4 Valencia 24 50
5 Sevilla 24 45
6 Villarreal 24 44
7 Malaga 24 38
8 Celta Vigo 24 31
9 Espanyol 24 29
10 Real Sociedad 24 27
11 Eibar 24 27
12 Athletic Bilbao 24 27
13 Getafe 24 26
14 Rayo Vallecano 24 26
15 Deportivo La Coruna 24 24
16 Almeria 24 23
17 Elche 24 23
18 Levante 24 22
19 Granada 24 19
20 Cordoba 24 18