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Spanish Primera BBVA

Mestalla (ATT 27,000) 30th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias

Valencia Valencia vs Almeria Almeria

Valencia 1

Jonas (pen 32)


Almeria 2

M Torsiglieri (62)
A Vidal (70)

Almeria shock Valencia

Last Updated: 31/10/13 8:37am

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Aleix Vidal: Scored for the visitors

Aleix Vidal: Scored for the visitors

Rock-bottom Almeria conjured the result of the Primera Division so far this season with a shock come-from-behind victory at Valencia.

Without a win from their 10 league matches to date, and on a wretched run of five successive defeats, bookmakers were offering odds of 28-1 on a Almeria triumph.

But despite conceding a penalty to Jonas just after the half hour, Francisco Javier Rodriguez's side produced a second-half fightback with goals from Marco Torsiglieri and Aleix Vidal.

The loss was Valencia's third in a row in the league and is likely to place Serbian coach Miroslav Djukic under considerable pressure.

This latest embarrassment comes after a 4-1 humbling at local rivals Villarreal on Sunday, one Djukic claimed had led to a loss of morale amongst his players.

In front of their own fans at the Mestalla, Valencia struggled in the opening exchanges, barely conjuring a chance of note before Brazilian midfielder Jonas netted his fifth of the season from the spot after Hernan Pellarano had handled in the area.

Two fine saves from Esteban Suarez either side of the break to deny Juan Bernat and Javi Fuego kept Almeria in the hunt until the hour mark when they hauled themselves level.

On loan from Metalist Kharkiv, Argentine defender Torsiglieri rose to meet an inswinging corner from Suso to plant home a header from six yards.

Less than nine minutes later Vidal struck from 12 yards for his second goal of the season to put the visitors in front.

Helder Postiga then had two late chances to salvage a draw, but neither was able to spare Valencia's blushes.

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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 38 41
14 Levante 38 37
15 Getafe 37 37
16 Granada 37 34
17 Deportivo La Coruna 37 34
18 Eibar 37 32
19 Almeria 37 32
20 Cordoba 37 20