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Spanish Primera BBVA

Nuevo Jose Zorilla Stadium (ATT 18,670) 22nd March 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: A Mateu Lahoz

Valladolid Real Valladolid vs Rayo Vallecano R Vallecano

Valladolid 1

Ze Castro (og 8)


R Vallecano 1

A Bueno (45)

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Last Updated: 22/03/14 9:13pm

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Ruben Rochina: Couldn't net for Rayo Vallecano

Ruben Rochina: Couldn't net for Rayo Vallecano

Real Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano shared a 1-1 draw which does little to help either side in the fight to avoid relegation.

The hosts took an early lead through a Jose Ze Castro own goal, but Alberto Bueno levelled things up with a goal against his former club before half-time.

The result means Valladolid will end the weekend still in the drop zone, three points worse off than their opponents and with just one win in their last eight matches.

Rayo came into the fixture on the back of three successive wins, but could have trailed after just 20 seconds on Saturday when Javi Guerra fired narrowly wide of the left post.

The opening goal followed after eight minutes, with Jeffren's corner from the right exposing weaknesses in the visiting defence which ended with Ze Castro slicing the ball into his own net.

The first half was drawing to a close when Rayo finally began to show signs of life, although Bueno could only direct his shot past the post.

However, the forward made amends on the half-time whistle, latching on to a cross from Roberto Trashorras before smashing a volley into the bottom right corner.

Trashorras whipped a free-kick just past the post as the second-half action got under way, while Oscar had Valladolid's next chance but volleyed wide after being played in by Valdet Rama.

On loan striker Ruben Rochina then seemed set to give Rayo the lead after 76 minutes, only for home goalkeeper Jaime to tip away his left-footed curler from the edge of the area.

It was a battle to the last as both teams pushed hard for the winning goal, but Rayo keeper Ruben was equal to Guerra's late effort while substitute Daniel Larsson fired wildly over the bar after being teed up well by his Valladolid team-mates.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 20 51
2 Barcelona 20 47
3 Atletico Madrid 21 47
4 Valencia 20 41
5 Sevilla 19 39
6 Villarreal 20 38
7 Malaga 20 32
8 Eibar 21 27
9 Espanyol 20 26
10 Celta Vigo 21 24
11 Rayo Vallecano 21 23
12 Real Sociedad 21 22
13 Deportivo La Coruna 21 21
14 Athletic Bilbao 20 20
15 Getafe 20 20
16 Cordoba 21 18
17 Granada 21 18
18 Elche 21 17
19 Almeria 20 16
20 Levante 20 16