First Division - Day 8

Recreativo Huelva 1 - Valencia 1

Recreativo: Riesgo; Iago Bouzón, Morris, César Arzo, Poli; Javi Fuego, Jesús Vázquez; Camuñas, Javi Guerrero (Ersen Martin 67'), Aitor (Akalé 85'); Marco Rubén (Adrián Colunga 67'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Renan; Miguel, Alexis, Raúl Albiol, Moretti; Joaquín, Albelda (Baraja 64'), Manuel Fernandes (Marchena 75'), Mata; David Villa, Angulo (Vicente 55'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Recreativo: Camuñas for Sisi / Valencia: Angulo for Morientes.

1-0. 47. Camuñas. Picked up Javi Guerrero pass and shot in off post.
1-1. 62. Villa. Following up after Riesgo pushed out header from Mata.

Yellow cards: Arzo 45', Villa 45', Poli 76', Ersen 78', Alexis 84', Vázquez 92'.

Valencia held on to top spot after drawing 1-1 at Recreativo on Sunday evening. Lucas Alcaraz was making his home debut, but his side were dominated by the leaders in the first half. Manuel Fernandes brought a good save out of Riesgo with a long shot and Joaquín went close a couple of times, but the two teams went in at the break with the scoreboard unmoved.

Just two minutes after the restart though the locals took the lead, Javi Guerrero cutting in from the left wing before setting up Camuñas to beat Renan with a shot in off the post. But David Villa scrambled the equaliser past Riesgo a few minutes later after the keeper could only push out Mata's header. And after that Renan kept out substitutes Ersen Martin and Adrián Colunga to keep the Ches a point ahead of Barcelona.