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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

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 90
2 Barcelona 38 87
3 Real Madrid 38 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 70
5 Sevilla 38 63
6 Villarreal 38 59
7 Real Sociedad 38 59
8 Valencia 38 49
9 Celta Vigo 38 49
10 Levante 38 48
11 Malaga 38 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 43
13 Getafe 38 42
14 Espanyol 38 42
15 Granada 38 41
16 Elche 38 40
17 Almeria 38 40
18 Osasuna 38 39
19 Real Valladolid 38 36
20 Real Betis 38 25