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Valencia and Levante continue to stutter

Published: Sunday 29 January 2012, 21.28CET
Valencia CF have now gone four Liga games without a win after being held 2-2 by Real Racing Club, while Levante UD suffered their third defeat in five at home to Getafe CF.
Valencia and Levante continue to stutter
Aritz Aduriz scored twice as Valencia drew 2-2 with Racing ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 29 January 2012, 21.28CET

Valencia and Levante continue to stutter

Valencia CF have now gone four Liga games without a win after being held 2-2 by Real Racing Club, while Levante UD suffered their third defeat in five at home to Getafe CF.

Third-placed Valencia CF experienced frustration again as a 2-2 draw against Real Racing Club extended their winless Liga run to four, though the point moved them further clear of Levante UD as their neighbours lost 2-1 to Getafe CF.

Unai Emery's side looked set for victory when Aritz Aduriz's second-half double put them ahead following Adrian González's early opener for Racing, but on-loan defender Bernardo Espinosa levelled the scores two minutes from the end. Neither team was then able to engineer a winner as Racing lost Pedro Munitis to a red card and Valencia had Ricardo Costa dismissed in added time.

Los Che nonetheless moved five points ahead of Levante after the fourth-placed club suffered a third defeat in five Liga outings. Daniel Güiza (32) and Diego Castro (82) put Getafe in control and the visitors were rarely troubled before Rubén Suárez converted a late penalty.

Elsewhere, Málaga CF went seventh following a 2-1 victory against Sevilla FC, and Granada CF achieved the same result at Real Betis Balompié to end a run of three successive league defeats. Real Sporting de Gijón's relegation troubles were increased, meanwhile, as they lost 5-1 at Real Sociedad de Fútbol, for whom David Zurutuza struck twice in the opening three minutes.

Last updated: 30/01/12 0.16CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 31/01/2012 22:47 CET

29/01/2012

MálagaMálaga2-1SevillaSevilla

Weligton 7, Fernández 19

Luna 15

Venue: Malaga

29/01/2012

RacingRacing2-2ValenciaValencia

Adrián González 2, Espinosa 88

Aduriz 66, 79

Venue: Santander

29/01/2012

LevanteLevante1-2GetafeGetafe

Rubén Suárez 90+1 (penalty)

Güiza 32, Diego Castro 82

Venue: Valencia

29/01/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad5-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Zurutuza 2, 3, Elustondo 75, Aranburu 90+1, Griezmann 90+3

De las Cuevas 46

Venue: San Sebastian

29/01/2012

BetisBetis1-2GranadaGranada

Jonathan Pereira 81

Ighalo 13, Carlos Martins 40

Venue: Sevilla

28/01/2012

VillarrealVillarreal0-0BarcelonaBarcelona

Venue: Castellon

28/01/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid3-1ZaragozaZaragoza

Kaká 32, Cristiano Ronaldo 49, Özil 56

Lafita 11

Venue: Madrid

28/01/2012

EspanyolEspanyol1-0MallorcaMallorca

Weiss 18

Venue: Barcelona

28/01/2012

RayoRayo2-3AthleticAthletic

Pérez Cuesta 11, Arribas 26

Llorente 16, 23, 68

Venue: Madrid

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