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Valencia pegged back by Betis

Published: Sunday 3 October 2004, 0.03CET
Valencia CF moved a point clear of FC Barcelona at the top of the Primera División despite being held.

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Published: Sunday 3 October 2004, 0.03CET

Valencia pegged back by Betis

Valencia CF moved a point clear of FC Barcelona at the top of the Primera División despite being held.

By Andy Hall

Valencia CF moved a point clear of FC Barcelona at the top of the Primera División but missed a chance to further increase that lead as they were held 1-1 by Real Betis Balompié, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol lifted themselves from the foot of the table after beating Club Atlético de Madrid 1-0.

Valencia pegged back
Marco Di Vaio chalked up his fifth league goal of the season with a low drive fired inside the left post from outside the area on nine minutes to give Valencia the lead. Ironically it was former Valencia striker Ricardo Oliveira who provided the cross for Betis's equalising goal which arrived half an hour later through Edu. Betis now lie eleventh, while Valencia could be overhauled when Barcelona welcome CD Numancia in one of eight Sunday fixtures.

Real victory
With new signing Mikel Arteta on the substitutes' bench, Real took the game to Atlético from the off. Darko Kovacevic headed in a Valeri Karpin cross late in the first half to claim what proved the winner, although Jorge and Antonio López both struck the woodwork late on for the visitors, who fall to fifth on goals scored, while Real are 13th.

Last updated: 03/10/04 20.33CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2004/05

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/02/2018 04:12 CET

01/10/2017

Real MadridReal Madrid2-0EspanyolEspanyol

Isco 30, 71

Venue: Madrid

01/10/2017

ValenciaValencia3-2AthleticAthletic

Zaza 27, Parejo 34 (P), Rodrigo 66

Aritz Aduriz 59, Raúl García 76

Venue: Valencia

01/10/2017

VillarrealVillarreal3-0EibarEibar

Bakambu 25, 52, 76 (P)

Venue: Castellon

01/10/2017

BarcelonaBarcelona3-0Las PalmasLas Palmas

Sergio Busquets 49, Messi 70, 77

Venue: Barcelona

01/10/2017

Real SociedadReal Sociedad4-4BetisBetis

Willian José 13, Oyarzabal 26, Xabi Prieto 57, Llorente 86

Sanabria 6, Feddal 28, Joaquín 46, León 84

Venue: San Sebastian

30/09/2017

LeganésLeganés0-0AtléticoAtlético

Venue: Leganés, Madrid

30/09/2017

LevanteLevante0-2AlavésAlavés

El Haddadi 33, Medrán 81

Venue: Valencia

30/09/2017

SevillaSevilla2-0MálagaMálaga

Banega 68 (P), Muriel 70

Venue: Sevilla

30/09/2017

DeportivoDeportivo2-1GetafeGetafe

Lucas Pérez 66, Andone 87

Diedhiou 54

Venue: La Coruna

29/09/2017

CeltaCelta3-3GironaGirona

Sisto 8, Gómez 16, Wass 76

Portugués 10, Stuani 14, Ramírez López 86

Venue: Pontevedra

Standings

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