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Comeback consolidates third place for Valencia

Published: Sunday 27 February 2011, 23.00CET
Valencia CF came from behind to win 2-1 at Athletic Club and cement their third-placed status in the Liga, after Villarreal CF had struck late to salvage a 2-2 draw at Real Racing Club.
Comeback consolidates third place for Valencia
Juan Mata (left) drew Valencia level against Athletic ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 27 February 2011, 23.00CET

Comeback consolidates third place for Valencia

Valencia CF came from behind to win 2-1 at Athletic Club and cement their third-placed status in the Liga, after Villarreal CF had struck late to salvage a 2-2 draw at Real Racing Club.

Third-placed Valencia CF came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Athletic Club, while Villarreal CF struck late to secure a 2-2 draw away against Real Racing Club.

Athletic took a 14th-minute lead on home soil thanks to Fernando Llorente, and they held on to their advantage until the final 20 minutes, when Juan Mata (71) drew Valencia level. Not satisfied with ending their fightback there, the visitors secured victory through substitute Jonas nine minutes from time.

Villarreal could have briefly edged ahead of Valencia earlier in the day but instead saw out the weekend four points shy of Unai Emery's team. The Yellow Submarine fell behind to Racing in the third minute and although Marco Ruben (66) dragged them level, they were stung again just two minutes later when Giovani dos Santos found the net. Despite that blow, Nilmar was able to salvage a share of the spoils two minutes into added time.

Elsewhere, CA Osasuna are a single point clear of the relegation zone after losing 2-1 at Levante UD. A point and one place better off are Hércules CF, who played out a goalless draw against Getafe CF.

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Last updated: 28/02/11 9.26CET

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

27/02/2011

AthleticAthletic1-2ValenciaValencia

Llorente 14

Mata 71, Jonas 81

Venue: Bilbao

27/02/2011

RacingRacing2-2VillarrealVillarreal

Ariel Nahuelpán 3, Dos Santos 68

Marco Ruben 66, Nilmar 90+2

Venue: Santander

27/02/2011

HérculesHércules0-0GetafeGetafe

Venue: Alicante

27/02/2011

LevanteLevante2-1OsasunaOsasuna

Ballesteros 44, Caicedo 50

Pandiani 41

Venue: Valencia

26/02/2011

DeportivoDeportivo0-0Real MadridReal Madrid

Venue: La Coruna

26/02/2011

MallorcaMallorca0-3BarcelonaBarcelona

Messi 38, Villa 57, Pedro Rodríguez 66

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

26/02/2011

EspanyolEspanyol4-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Sergio García 54, José Callejón 81, Márquez 90+1

Estrada 41 (o.g.), 43

Venue: Barcelona

26/02/2011

AtléticoAtlético2-2SevillaSevilla

Koke 47, Reyes 76

Negredo 41, Rakitić 66

Venue: Madrid

26/02/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón0-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Venue: Gijon

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