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Municipal de Riazor (ATT 20,000) 17th December 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Jesus Gil Manzano

Deportivo Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Valladolid Valladolid

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Deportivo remain bottom after draw

Last Updated: 17/12/12 10:19pm

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Diogo Salomao: Should have scored

Diogo Salomao: Should have scored

Deportivo La Coruna continue to prop up the Primera Division standings after being held to a goalless draw at home by Real Valladolid on Monday night.

A first victory in six league games would have lifted Depor out of the relegation zone but they could find no way through the Valladolid backline and had to settle for a solitary point, taking their tally up to just 12 from 16 matches.

It might have been a different story if Depor winger Diogo Salomao had made the most of a great chance late on but he somehow fired over when it had looked easier to score.

Jose Luis Oltra's Depor were thrashed 6-0 by a Radamel Falcao-inspired Atletico Madrid in their last outing and they would have been forgiven for being a little apprehensive at the outset against a Valladolid side who twice led against Real Madrid in their last match before eventually going down 3-2.

However, the hosts were able to settle during a quiet opening to the match before nearly taking the lead in the 20th minute when

Bruno Gama fired in a shot that required a fine save from Dani Hernandez to keep out.

Valladolid responded to that escape by fashioning a great chance of their own four minutes later and this time it was Depor goalkeeper German Lux who needed to produce some heroics of his own with a stunning double-save to deny Oscar Garcia.

Hernandez was back in the firing line in the 32nd minute as Ivan Riki tried his luck, but the Valladolid goalkeeper was able to gather at the second attempt to keep the game scoreless.

Lux and Oscar continued their personal duel at the start of the second half, with the Depor keeper again coming out on top, before Hernandez was called upon to save efforts from Riki and Luis Pizzi as both teams sought the breakthrough.

Just as the game looked to be drifting towards a draw, Depor created that fantastic opportunity with seven minutes to go which should have seen Hernandez picking the ball out of the back of his net.

Sanabria Laure's low ball across the edge of the six-yard box found the run of Salomao but, with the goal at his mercy, he blazed his shot over the bar and the points were shared.

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1 Atletico Madrid 34 85
2 Real Madrid 33 79
3 Barcelona 33 78
4 Athletic Bilbao 33 62
5 Sevilla 33 56
6 Real Sociedad 34 54
7 Villarreal 33 52
8 Valencia 34 45
9 Levante 34 41
10 Espanyol 34 41
11 Malaga 33 38
12 Celta Vigo 33 37
13 Granada 33 37
14 Rayo Vallecano 33 37
15 Osasuna 34 35
16 Elche 34 35
17 Real Valladolid 33 32
18 Getafe 34 32
19 Almeria 33 30
20 Real Betis 33 22