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Betis hold Barcelona, Valencia lose

Published: Sunday 13 May 2012, 0.05CET
FC Barcelona's Josep Guardiola and Valencia CF's Unai Emery both failed to end their Liga terms in charge with wins as Real Betis Balompié and Real Sociedad de Fútbol proved dogged.
Betis hold Barcelona, Valencia lose
Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola looks on as his last Liga match ends in a draw against Betis ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 13 May 2012, 0.05CET

Betis hold Barcelona, Valencia lose

FC Barcelona's Josep Guardiola and Valencia CF's Unai Emery both failed to end their Liga terms in charge with wins as Real Betis Balompié and Real Sociedad de Fútbol proved dogged.

Josep Guardiola and Unai Emery both failed to bow out on a Liga high as the two coaches failed to claim victories as they took charge of their clubs for the final time in the league ahead of summer departures.

Guardiola is due to stand down when the season concludes and his ten-man FC Barcelona side needed an equaliser two minutes into added time to secure a 2-2 draw at Real Betis Balompié. Second-half goals, scored just three minutes apart, from Castro Rubén put Betis ahead after Sergio Busquets' strike nine minutes into the game had given the early advantage to the Azulgrana.

However, Daniel Alves's dismissal early in the second period made matters tough for Barça, who were spared defeat by Seydou Keita's last-gasp effort. The defeat leaves the Blaugrana on a total of 91 points, six behind Real Madrid CF who have the chance to bring up the century as they face RCD Mallorca on Sunday.

Though the Liga has eluded him this term, Guardiola has one remaining shot at glory before departing as his charges take on Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey on 25 May.

Valencia CF's Emery is due to be replaced by Mauricio Pellegrino in the summer and his side were unable to give him a victorious send off as they went down 1-0 at Real Sociedad de Fútbol.

French forward Antoine Griezmann struck in the 64th minute to condemn the Blanquinegros to defeat. Valencia will nonetheless finish the campaign in third position and are assured another UEFA Champions League challenge next term.

Last updated: 13/05/12 2.10CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 21/05/2012 15:21 CET

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MálagaMálaga1-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Rondón 49

Venue: Malaga

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LevanteLevante3-0AthleticAthletic

Ghezzal 45, 67, Farinós 88 (P)

Venue: Valencia

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VillarrealVillarreal0-1AtléticoAtlético

Falcao 88

Venue: Castellon

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GetafeGetafe0-2ZaragozaZaragoza

Apoño 58 (P), Hélder Postiga 90+2

Venue: Madrid

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Real MadridReal Madrid4-1MallorcaMallorca

Cristiano Ronaldo 19, Benzema 23, Özil 49, 58

Gonzalo Castro 52

Venue: Madrid

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RacingRacing2-4OsasunaOsasuna

Stuani 2, Samperio 81

Ibrahima 54, Cejudo 67, Raúl García 71, Rovérsio 90

Venue: Santander

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EspanyolEspanyol1-1SevillaSevilla

Coutinho 77

Negredo 45+3

Venue: Barcelona

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Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-0GranadaGranada

Tamudo 90+1

Venue: Madrid

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BetisBetis2-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Rubén 71, 74

Busquets 9, Keita 90+2

Venue: Sevilla

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-0ValenciaValencia

Griezmann 64

Venue: San Sebastian

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