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Spanish Primera BBVA

Manuel Ruiz de Lopera (ATT 26,785) 11th February 2013 - Kick off 20:30 Ref: M Perez Lasa

Real Betis Real Betis vs Real Valladolid Valladolid

Real Betis 0

A Amaya (S/O 90+3)

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Valladolid 0

A Rukavina (S/O 75)

Real Betis slip up again

Last Updated: 11/02/13 11:01pm

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Antonio Rukavina: Sent off for Valladolid

Antonio Rukavina: Sent off for Valladolid

Real Betis' winless run stretched to four games as they lost a little more ground on the European race in a 0-0 draw at home with Valladolid.

Wasteful shooting was to blame as Betis carved out a succession of chances but rarely tested Daniel Hernandez in the Valladolid goal.

An early bath for Antonio Rukavina in the 75th minute should have aided their cause but the frustration mounted and instead the numbers ended even with Antonio Amaya sent off in injury time.

Betis made much of the early running but Jorge Molina headed a chance wide before Dorlan Pabon's long-range effort missed the target.

At the other end, Henrique Sereno could not get his header on goal from a corner.

Molina missed with another shot from distance and it was not until the 19th minute that Hernandez was called on to make a save, comfortably dealing with Pabon's 30-yard shot.

He made a better save to keep out Benat Etxebarria's attempted lob, back-pedalling to push it over the bar.

However, Betis were not doing enough to worry the goalkeeper, with efforts from Junior Paulao, Joel Campbell and Molina all missing the target before half-time.

That pattern continued in the second period with Molina spraying a shot left of the upright before Junior headed wide from a corner.

Hernandez palmed Molina's close-range effort over from a corner just after the hour mark, and moments later Campbell failed to make proper contact when well placed.

Jose Nono then blazed over as the wasted chances mounted.

They were given what should have been a helping hand in the 75th minute when Rukavina fouled Juan Carlos Perez Lopez to earn a second yellow card, but failed to take advantage.

Molina somehow fired over from close range before Etxebarria mis-hit a shot.

San Miguel had been a virtual spectator in the Betis goal but had to be alert to keep out Javi Guerra's shot in the 88th minute.

Time was running out but there were still chances for Betis, Hernandez turning Campbell's shot around the post before Molina saw a header cleared off the line by Jesus Rueda.

The breakthrough never came and Amaya took out his frustration on Mikel Balenziaga in injury time, earning a second yellow card to even the numbers.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 25 61
2 Barcelona 25 59
3 Atletico Madrid 25 54
4 Valencia 25 53
5 Sevilla 25 46
6 Villarreal 25 45
7 Malaga 25 41
8 Espanyol 25 32
9 Celta Vigo 24 31
10 Athletic Bilbao 25 30
11 Rayo Vallecano 25 29
12 Real Sociedad 25 27
13 Eibar 25 27
14 Getafe 25 26
15 Deportivo La Coruna 25 25
16 Almeria 25 24
17 Elche 24 23
18 Levante 25 22
19 Granada 25 19
20 Cordoba 25 18