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Valladolid stun Barcelona, Atlético go joint top

Published: Saturday 8 March 2014, 18.39CET
Juventus loanee Fausto Rossi scored his first top-flight goal as Real Valladolid CF stunned FC Barcelona, while Club Atlético de Madrid moved top with success at RC Celta de Vigo.

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Published: Saturday 8 March 2014, 18.39CET

Valladolid stun Barcelona, Atlético go joint top

Juventus loanee Fausto Rossi scored his first top-flight goal as Real Valladolid CF stunned FC Barcelona, while Club Atlético de Madrid moved top with success at RC Celta de Vigo.

Fausto Rossi struck decisively as lowly Real Valladolid CF inflicted a fourth Liga defeat of the season on FC Barcelona, while Club Atlético de Madrid took advantage and moved top of the standings with a 2-0 win at RC Celta de Vigo.

The Blaugrana came close to taking the lead against Valladolid before the only goal of the match arrived in the 17th minute, as Lionel Messi's curling shot from the edge of the area was magnificently saved by Diego Mariño. The keeper's efforts were rewarded soon after when Rossi, on loan from Juventus, rifled the ball beyond Víctor Valdés.

Gerardo Martino's team took the game to their hosts after the break, but Messi found Mariño unbeatable and Neymar somehow spurned a seemingly straightforward opportunity from point-blank range. Valladolid clung on and climbed out of the relegation places.

Barça's slip was exploited by Atlético, who, despite missing the suspended Diego Costa, prevailed in Galicia courtesy of David Villa's second-half double. Both of Villa's goals came inside three frantic minutes after the hour, the first a powerful strike after he burst onto a loose ball, the second a simple finish from José Sosa's cut-back.

Last updated: 09/03/14 18.16CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

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Last updated: 08/03/2014 23:49 CET

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GranadaGranada2-0VillarrealVillarreal

Rico Castro 23 (P), El Arabi 33

Venue: Granada

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CeltaCelta0-2AtléticoAtlético

Villa 62, 64

Venue: Pontevedra

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BetisBetis2-0GetafeGetafe

Baptistao 16, Rubén Castro 39

Venue: Sevilla

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ValladolidValladolid1-0BarcelonaBarcelona

Rossi 17

Venue: Valladolid

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