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Liga leaders Madrid frustrated by Valencia

Published: Sunday 8 April 2012, 22.17CET
Real Madrid CF dropped valuable points in their pursuit of the Liga title after being held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia CF, while Levante UD boosted their hopes of a UEFA Champions League berth.

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Published: Sunday 8 April 2012, 22.17CET

Liga leaders Madrid frustrated by Valencia

Real Madrid CF dropped valuable points in their pursuit of the Liga title after being held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia CF, while Levante UD boosted their hopes of a UEFA Champions League berth.

Read Madrid CF slipped up in their pursuit of the Liga title after drawing 0-0 at home to Valencia CF, a result which leaves them four points ahead of rivals FC Barcelona.

José Mourinho's side have been in irresistible form at the Santiago Bernabéu this term but were thwarted by an enterprising Valencia team, who defended with staunch determination. The hosts went closest when Cristiano Ronaldo struck a post, before Ricardo Costa followed suit at the other end.

Ángel Di María injected some much needed invention after the break but found goalkeeper Vicente Guaita in irrepressible form. The result leaves Madrid four points clear at the Liga summit with a potentially title-deciding trip to Barcelona just two weeks away.

Gaining momentum in the hunt for a UEFA Champions League spot are Levante UD, who moved to within a point of third-placed Valencia after overcoming Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0. Valdo opened the scoring within the first minute, before Arouna Koné doubled his side's advantage soon after to move them fourth.

Meanwhile, Athletic Club ended a run of five Liga games without success. Fernando Llorente's solitary strike secured the Basque side a 1-0 victory against Sevilla FC, who had triumphed in their previous three outings.

In the day's other game, RCD Mallorca and Granada CF edged a little further clear of the relegation zone following a goalless draw.

Last updated: 05/12/13 7.35CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 10/04/2012 14:43 CET

08/04/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid0-0ValenciaValencia

Venue: Madrid

08/04/2012

AthleticAthletic1-0SevillaSevilla

Llorente 47

Venue: Bilbao

08/04/2012

MallorcaMallorca0-0GranadaGranada

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

08/04/2012

LevanteLevante2-0AtléticoAtlético

Valdo 1, Koné 10

Venue: Valencia

07/04/2012

BetisBetis3-1VillarrealVillarreal

Santa Cruz 35, Rubén 38, Beñat 59

Marco Ruben 90+4 (P)

Venue: Sevilla

07/04/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza1-4BarcelonaBarcelona

Aranda 30

Puyol 36, Messi 39, 86 (P), Pedro Rodríguez 90+2

Venue: Zaragoza

07/04/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano6-0OsasunaOsasuna

Movilla 5, Pérez Cuesta 17, 28, Diego Costa 36, Armenteros 57, Román Triguero 79

Venue: Madrid

07/04/2012

EspanyolEspanyol2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Demidov 45+1 (o.g.), Uche 47

Vela 12, 15

Venue: Barcelona

07/04/2012

GetafeGetafe2-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Miku 22, Diego Castro 47

Venue: Madrid

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