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Spanish Primera BBVA

Ciutat de Valencia (ATT 13,245) 24th September 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez

Levante Levante vs Real Valladolid Valladolid

Levante 1

B Diawara (35)

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Valladolid 1

J Guerra (42)
Z Bergdich (S/O 45)

Levante held by Valladolid

Last Updated: 24/09/13 10:16pm

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Diop tackles Omar.

Diop tackles Omar.

Levante were left frustrated after being held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Real Valladolid in their La Liga mid-table clash at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.

A bad-tempered match saw one red and five yellow cards with Valladolid's French left-back Zakarya Bergdich given his marching orders in the 44th minute with the score at 1-1.

But Levante were unable to capitalise on playing half the match with an extra man with Andreas Ivanschitz failing to convert a match-winning penalty after Bergdich had gone.

The first half exploded into life 15 minutes from the interval when Levante surged ahead through Senengal striker Papa Baba Diawara, who swept the ball home from six yards out.

But their lead lasted just six minutes after veteran marksman Javi Guerra found the back of the net with a right foot shot.

With a minute of the half remaining, the game appeared to have swung dramatically in Levante's favour.

Bergdich was sent off for a foul on Jordi Xumetra, but Ivanschitz's powerfully-struck penalty was saved by Diego Marino, ensuring the teams entered half time all square.

An action-packed second half beckoned, but it failed to materialise with both keepers having little work to do.

Levante, hoping to challenge for the European places, produced the greater number of shots at goal, but they were unable to finish off a Valladolid side that showed resilience.

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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