|First Division - Day 25|
Valencia 1 - Recreativo Huelva 1
Caneira, Raúl Albiol, Marchena (Arizmendi 83'), Moretti; Maduro, Banega;
Joaquín, David Silva (Baraja 81'), Mata (Vicente 74'); David Villa.
Team changes: Valencia: Mata for Iván Helguera / Recreativo: Iago Bouzón, Quique Alvarez, Dani Bautista, Gerard for Beto, Martín Cáceres, Poli, Varela.
Valencia are now four points off the top six after they could only draw 1-1 with Recreativo, and they have still only picked up 14 points out of a possible 36 at home. Ronald Koeman's side dominated the first half, with Sorrentino having to save from Zigic, Silva and Zigic again before Mata picked up a pass from Banega to open the scoring shortly before half time.
Joaquín went close either side of half time, but Martins silenced the home crowd with a pile-driver from outside of the area to level the scores after the restart. The locals wasted several chances to win the game after that, Zigic in particular missing a couple of times, shooting wide with the keeper on the ground and then heading wide with the goal at his mercy.
A disappointing result, and now the season's salvation appears to depend on the cup, with a tricky visit to the Nou Camp on Wednesday in the first leg of the semi-finals.