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Madrid delay Barcelona's coronation

Published: Saturday 4 May 2013, 22.00CET
Real Madrid CF finished on the right side of a seven-goal thriller against Real Valladolid CF, a victory which means FC Barcelona must wait another week to secure the Liga title.

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Published: Saturday 4 May 2013, 22.00CET

Madrid delay Barcelona's coronation

Real Madrid CF finished on the right side of a seven-goal thriller against Real Valladolid CF, a victory which means FC Barcelona must wait another week to secure the Liga title.

Real Madrid CF overcame Real Valladolid CF in a seven-goal thriller which means FC Barcelona must wait another week to secure the Liga title.

Had José Mourinho's men lost at home against their mid-table opponents, the Blaugrana could have been crowned champions with a win on Sunday but, despite going 1-0 down to an early Óscar González goal, Los Merengues prevailed.

Marc Valiente diverted Ángel Di María's firm low shot past his own goalkeeper to level matters, before Cristiano Ronaldo headed in. Javi Guerra bundled in at the back post before the break to make it 2-2, but Kaká's left-footer and another Ronaldo header – his 33rd Liga goal of the season – put the game out of Valldolid's reach, although Lluis Sastre's spectacular late volley had Madridista hearts racing.

Valencia CF scored four without reply against CA Osasuna to move within two points of fourth-placed Real Sociedad de Fútbol. Two points are also all that separate struggling Osasuna from the relegation zone – and their fight against the drop will not be aided by the red cards picked up by Alejandro Arribas and Timor in the second half against Voro's charges.

Granada CF edged past Málaga CF to boost their survival bid, while fellow strugglers RC Deportivo La Coruña can take some heart after a 0-0 draw against third-placed Club Atlético de Madrid in the day's late kick-off.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.31CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

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HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:12 CET

04/05/2013

DeportivoDeportivo0-0AtléticoAtlético

Venue: La Coruna

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Real MadridReal Madrid4-3ValladolidValladolid

Di María 26, Ronaldo 32, 70, Kaká 49

Óscar González 8, Guerra 35, Sastre 87

Venue: Madrid

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GranadaGranada1-0MálagaMálaga

Ighalo 28

Venue: Granada

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ValenciaValencia4-0OsasunaOsasuna

Soldado 39, Ricardo Costa 44, Éver Banega 60, Jonas 90+4 (P)

Venue: Valencia

03/05/2013

CeltaCelta1-1AthleticAthletic

Aspas 84

De Marcos 43

Venue: Pontevedra

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