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Atlético end Valencia's winning start

Published: Thursday 23 September 2010, 0.55CET
Valencia CF's perfect start to the season ended with a 1-1 draw against Club Atlético de Madrid as David Villa's goal helped FC Barcelona beat his old club Real Sporting de Gijón.
Atlético end Valencia's winning start
Aritz Aduriz (right) headed in a late equaliser for Valencia ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 23 September 2010, 0.55CET

Atlético end Valencia's winning start

Valencia CF's perfect start to the season ended with a 1-1 draw against Club Atlético de Madrid as David Villa's goal helped FC Barcelona beat his old club Real Sporting de Gijón.

The last 100% record in the Liga came to an end as Valencia CF were held to a 1-1 draw by Club Atlético de Madrid at Mestalla.

Valencia had won their first three games but fell behind on 18 minutes when Simão finished off a swift counterattack for the visitors. Atlético looked like they would withstand the growing second-half pressure only for Aritz Aduriz (83) to head in David Albelda's cross and, at the least, preserve the hosts' unbeaten start. Valencia are second in the Liga, behind Real Madrid CF on goal difference and one point ahead of FC Barcelona.

Barça prevailed 1-0 against Real Sporting de Gijón, whose goalkeeper Iván Cuéllar frustrated the hosts with a string of saves until David Villa received Daniel Alves's pass and fired in on 49 minutes. Levante UD earned their first victory of the campaign, winning 1-0 at lowly UD Almería, while Real Zaragoza–Hercules CF finished goalless.

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

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Last updated: 29/06/2011 05:19 CET

23/09/2010

SevillaSevilla1-1RacingRacing

Negredo 13 (p)

Pinillos 54

Venue: Sevilla

23/09/2010

GetafeGetafe0-2MálagaMálaga

Rondón 54, Apoño 62 (p)

Venue: Madrid

23/09/2010

VillarrealVillarreal1-0DeportivoDeportivo

Nilmar 34

Venue: Castellon

22/09/2010

ValenciaValencia1-1AtléticoAtlético

Aduriz 83

Simão 18

Venue: Valencia

22/09/2010

ZaragozaZaragoza0-0HérculesHércules

Venue: Zaragoza

22/09/2010

AlmeríaAlmería0-1LevanteLevante

Sergio González 39

Venue: Almeria

22/09/2010

BarcelonaBarcelona1-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Villa 49

Venue: Barcelona

21/09/2010

Real MadridReal Madrid3-0EspanyolEspanyol

Cristiano Ronaldo 28 (p), Higuaín 79, Benzema 87

Venue: Madrid

21/09/2010

OsasunaOsasuna3-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Pandiani 38, Camunas 42, Aranda 75

Tamudo 16

Venue: Pamplona

21/09/2010

AthleticAthletic3-0MallorcaMallorca

David López 44, San José 62 (p), Íñigo Pérez 90+2

Venue: Bilbao

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