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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)


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 Barcelona 38 94
2 Real Madrid 38 92
3 Atletico Madrid 38 78
4 Valencia 38 77
5 Sevilla 38 76
6 Villarreal 38 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 55
8 Celta Vigo 38 51
9 Malaga 38 50
10 Espanyol 38 49
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 46
13 Elche 38 41
14 Levante 38 37
15 Getafe 38 37
16 Deportivo La Coruna 38 35
17 Granada 38 35
18 Eibar 38 35
19 Almeria 38 32
20 Cordoba 38 20