First Division - Day 2

Valladolid 2 - Atlético Madrid 1

Valladolid: Sergio Asenjo; Pedro López, Luis Prieto, Javi Baraja, Marcos; Borja, Alvaro Rubio; Aguirre (Nano 71'), Vivar Dorado, Jonathan Sesma (Medunjanin 90'); Goitom (Escudero 60'). 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Coupet; Seitaridis, Perea, Ujfalusi, Pernía; Maniche, Paulo Assunçao (Agüero 46'); Maxi (Raúl García 73'), Luis García (Miguel 72'), Simao; Sinama-Pongolle. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Valladolid: Javi Baraja for García Calvo / Atlético: Perea, Luis García, Sinama-Pongolle for Heitinga, Diego Forlán, Agüero.

1-0. 03. Vivar Dorado. Turned ball into net after Coupet punched at free kick.
2-0. 28. Baraja (penalty). After Perea pulled over Vivar Dorado inside area.
2-1. 54. Agüero. Following up after Asenjo pushed out shot from Maniche.

Last week's leaders Atlético Madrid were knocked off their pedestal on Saturday evening, Javier Aguirre's team losing 2-1 to a Valladolid side who played over three quarters of the match with ten men. The coach left Agüero and Forlán out of the line up after their long trips to South America during the week, but they went behind in only the third minute when Coupet misread Alvaro Rubio's free kick, Vivar Dorado bundling the ball in to the net.

It could have been more soon afterwards, Ujfalusi clearing away from Goitom and Sesma shooting over the bar. But Maniche and Luis García went close, and things appeared to swing in Atlético's favour when Pedro López was sent off, referee Medina Cantalejo giving him a second booking for diving in the area. However soon afterwards the locals were awarded a penalty after Perea and Assunçao pulled over Vivar Dorado, and Javier Baraja drove home the spot kick.

Aguirre had no choice but to turn to Agüero at the break, and Simao came close to scoring a couple of times in the second half. Sesma put a good chance over the top at the other end, but Agüero got one back soon afterwards, turning the ball past Asenjo after the young keeper could only push out Maniche's shot. Atlético threw everything forward after that, Miguel in particular forcing Asenjo into an important save, but they couldn't prevent their first defeat of the season in a ground where they have not won now in twelve seasons.