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Villarreal close on stuttering Valencia

Published: Sunday 1 May 2011, 23.00CET
Third-placed Valencia CF suffered a second consecutive defeat as they slumped 1-0 at CA Osasuna, allowing Villarreal CF to move within three points after their 2-1 win against Getafe CF.
Villarreal close on stuttering Valencia
Giuseppe Rossi celebrates his winner for Villarreal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 1 May 2011, 23.00CET

Villarreal close on stuttering Valencia

Third-placed Valencia CF suffered a second consecutive defeat as they slumped 1-0 at CA Osasuna, allowing Villarreal CF to move within three points after their 2-1 win against Getafe CF.

Third-placed Valencia CF's advantage over Villarreal CF has been cut to three points after they succumbed 1-0 at CA Osasuna and the Yellow Submarine edged out Getafe CF 2-1.

Osasuna had lost their previous four league games to slide into the bottom three but they belied their position as Álvaro Cejudo claimed a deflected winner just before the hour to lift them above the drop zone.

Villarreal also fell behind in their game when Pedro Ríos (31) struck for Getafe but, despite having Thursday's UEFA Europa League semi-final decider against FC Porto in mind, Juan Carlos Garrido's men recovered to win thanks to Cani (61) and Giuseppe Rossi (74).

Getafe dropped into the bottom three as a result, but two other struggling sides boosted their survival odds with victories. Júlio Baptista scored twice, taking his tally to five in his last three games, as Málaga CF beat second-bottom Hércules CF 3-1, and Real Racing Club overcame RCD Mallorca 2-0. Lastly, Sevilla FC rose to fifth after Renato scored the only goal at ten-man UD Almería.

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

01/05/2011

OsasunaOsasuna1-0ValenciaValencia

Cejudo 59

Venue: Pamplona

01/05/2011

VillarrealVillarreal2-1GetafeGetafe

Cani 61, Rossi 74

Ríos 31

Venue: Castellon

01/05/2011

RacingRacing2-0MallorcaMallorca

Rosenberg 13, Bakircioglü 43

Venue: Santander

01/05/2011

MálagaMálaga3-1HérculesHércules

Rondón 73, Baptista 5, 76

Valdez 4

Venue: Malaga

01/05/2011

LevanteLevante0-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Venue: Valencia

01/05/2011

AlmeríaAlmería0-1SevillaSevilla

Renato 58

Venue: Almeria

30/04/2011

DeportivoDeportivo0-1AtléticoAtlético

Agüero 80

Venue: La Coruna

30/04/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Ifrán 71, Xabier Prieto 82 (p)

Thiago Alcántara 29

Venue: San Sebastian

30/04/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid2-3ZaragozaZaragoza

Sergio Ramos 62, Benzema 84

Gabi 54 (p), Lafita 41, 77

Venue: Madrid

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