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Valencia held at bay by Atlético

Published: Sunday 5 February 2012, 23.30CET
There were no goals as third-placed Valencia CF had to settle for a point at Club Atlético de Madrid, after Villarreal CF eased their relegation fears by beating Sevilla FC 2-1.
Valencia held at bay by Atlético
Valencia could not find a way past Atlético ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 5 February 2012, 23.30CET

Valencia held at bay by Atlético

There were no goals as third-placed Valencia CF had to settle for a point at Club Atlético de Madrid, after Villarreal CF eased their relegation fears by beating Sevilla FC 2-1.

Valencia CF missed the chance to consolidate their grip on third place in the Liga standings as they were held to a goalless draw at Club Atlético de Madrid.

Victory would have moved Unai Emery's side seven points clear of city neighbours Levante UD, but it was seventh-placed Atlético who finished the game on top as the visitors increasingly looked content with a stalemate. Indeed, two points behind Levante, who currently occupy the last UEFA Champions League berth, the capital outfit have now gone five league matches without conceding.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Villarreal CF climbed out of the relegation zone courtesy of a 2-1 success at Sevilla FC. Javier Camuñas grabbed the winner nine minutes from time to lift the visitors up to 16th, five places beneath their hosts, who have lost five of their last seven Liga outings.

Real Sporting de Gijón remain second from bottom following their 1-1 draw against CA Osasuna, with Real Zaragoza seven points adrift in last place after they lost 2-1 at home to Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

Last updated: 06/02/12 0.17CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/03/2012 17:18 CET

05/02/2012

AtléticoAtlético0-0ValenciaValencia

Venue: Madrid

05/02/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza1-2RayoRayo

Hélder Postiga 33

Diego Costa 75, Pérez Cuesta 82

Venue: Zaragoza

05/02/2012

SevillaSevilla1-2VillarrealVillarreal

Bruno Soriano 33 (o.g.)

Borja Valero 21, Camuñas 81

Venue: Sevilla

05/02/2012

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-1OsasunaOsasuna

Carmelo 32

Lekić 77

Venue: Gijon

04/02/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona2-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Tello 9, Messi 72

Vela 74

Venue: Barcelona

04/02/2012

GetafeGetafe0-1Real MadridReal Madrid

Sergio Ramos 18

Venue: Madrid

04/02/2012

MallorcaMallorca1-0BetisBetis

Gonzalo Castro 24

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

04/02/2012

AthleticAthletic3-3EspanyolEspanyol

De Marcos 26, Llorente 58, Javi Martínez 65

Romaric 33, Weiss 48, Albín 90+2

Venue: Bilbao

04/02/2012

LevanteLevante1-1RacingRacing

Koné 23

Arana 61

Venue: Valencia

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