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Valencia pegged back by local rivals Levante

Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 22.18CET
A 1-1 draw with local rivals Levante UD ensured that Valencia CF missed the chance to go three points clear in third, while Club Atlético de Madrid eased to victory against Getafe CF.

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Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 22.18CET

Valencia pegged back by local rivals Levante

A 1-1 draw with local rivals Levante UD ensured that Valencia CF missed the chance to go three points clear in third, while Club Atlético de Madrid eased to victory against Getafe CF.

Valencia CF missed the chance to go three points clear of fourth-placed Málaga CF after being held to a 1-1 home draw by local rivals Levante UD.

The hosts went into the match looking to arrest a three-game losing streak in all competitions and they took the lead after 35 minutes through Jonas. However, fifth-placed Levante also harbour UEFA Champions League ambitions and hit back on 54 minutes courtesy of Arouna Koné's 11th league goal of the campaign.

Elsewhere, Club Atlético de Madrid provided the perfect response to last week's defeat at Real Zaragoza by winning 3-0 against Getafe CF. Eduardo Salvio's 24th-minute strike opened the scoring for the Rojiblancos, with Diego and Falcao increasing their advantage in the second half.

In the day's late kick-offs, goals from Imanol Agirretxe, David Zurutuza, Antoine Griezmann and Carlos Vela ensured Real Sociedad de Fútbol romped to a 4-0 win at home to Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, while Villarreal CF moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a goalless stalemate at home to RCD Espanyol.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.13CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/04/2012 21:25 CET

01/04/2012

VillarrealVillarreal0-0EspanyolEspanyol

Venue: Castellon

01/04/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad4-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Agirretxe 6, Zurutuza 31, Griezmann 51, Vela 53

Venue: San Sebastian

01/04/2012

ValenciaValencia1-1LevanteLevante

Jonas 35

Koné 54

Venue: Valencia

01/04/2012

AtléticoAtlético3-0GetafeGetafe

Salvio 24, Diego 62, Falcao 77

Venue: Madrid

31/03/2012

MálagaMálaga0-2BetisBetis

Rubén 39, Dorado Ramirez 45+1

Venue: Malaga

31/03/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0AthleticAthletic

Iniesta 40, Messi 58 (P)

Venue: Barcelona

31/03/2012

OsasunaOsasuna1-5Real MadridReal Madrid

Nino 48

Benzema 7, Cristiano Ronaldo 37, 70, Higuaín 40, 77

Venue: Pamplona

31/03/2012

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-2ZaragozaZaragoza

Eguren 49

Hélder Postiga 37, Lafita 90+1

Venue: Gijon

31/03/2012

RacingRacing0-1GranadaGranada

Siqueira 89 (P)

Venue: Santander

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