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Nuevo Jose Zorilla Stadium (ATT 25,133) 18th May 2014 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: C Clos Gomez

Valladolid Real Valladolid vs Granada Granada

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Valladolid are relegated

Valladolid are relegated

Last Updated: 18/05/14 8:04pm

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Real Valladolid: Relegated from the Spanish Primera Division

Real Valladolid: Relegated from the Spanish Primera Division

Real Valladolid have been relegated from the Primera Division after a 1-0 home loss to fellow relegation battlers Granada.

Stefan Mitrovic's own-goal a minute before the break settled the contest and confirmed relegation for a side who already knew their fate was not in their own hands.

Valladolid pushed for goals in a second half which was delayed after part of the El Sadar stadium fencing collapsed at Osasuna's match against Real Betis, prompting all games to extend the interval, but they could not find a way through.

Javi Guerra had the first effort on goal after a cagey start but fired wide from six yards before Youssef El Arabi's header at the other end brought a save from Jaime.

El Arabi then missed the target with another header but it was Valladolid who had the best chance of the opening stages when Jeffren's shot from the edge of the box tested Roberto Fernandez.

Guerra saw another shot go wide just after the half-hour mark before the vital moment of the game came a minute before the break.

Piti played the ball into the box for Granada and Mitrovic could do nothing but turn the ball into his own net.

It was desperation time now for Valladolid but a Manucho shot which brought a save from Fernandez was all they could muster at the start of the second half.

Guerra came close to equalising 20 minutes from time when his shot from 20 yards was impressively tipped round the post by Fernandez and Manucho went close shortly afterwards with a header.

The home side continued to attack as they searched for a vital goal but it was not to come and Yacine Brahimi had the best late chance for Granada as Jaime was called upon to block his close-range shot.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 35 87
2 Real Madrid 35 85
3 Atletico Madrid 35 76
4 Valencia 35 72
5 Sevilla 35 69
6 Villarreal 35 54
7 Athletic Bilbao 35 48
8 Malaga 35 47
9 Celta Vigo 35 46
10 Espanyol 35 46
11 Real Sociedad 35 43
12 Rayo Vallecano 35 43
13 Elche 35 40
14 Getafe 35 36
15 Levante 35 35
16 Almeria 35 32
17 Eibar 35 31
18 Deportivo La Coruna 35 30
19 Granada 35 28
20 Cordoba 35 20