First Division - Day 25

Valencia 1 - Valladolid 2

Valencia: César; Maduro, Raúl Albiol, Marchena, Moretti; Albelda (Vicente 61'), Baraja (Manuel Fernandes 61'); Joaquín, David Silva (Michel 60'), Mata; Morientes. 4-2-3-1.
Valladolid: Justo Villar; Pedro López, Luis Prieto (Nano 53'), Iñaki Bea, Marcos; Alvaro Rubio, Borja (Vivar Dorado 67'); Pedro León, Víctor, Jonathan Sesma; Goitom (Canobbio 84'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Valencia: Raúl Albiol, Moretti, Albelda, Morientes for Alexis, Del Horno, Manuel Fernandes, David Villa / Valladolid: Luis Prieto, for Javier Baraja, .

0-1. 06. Jonathan Sesma. Got on the end of Víctor's cross to head past keeper.
0-2. 31. Raúl Albiol (own goal). Turned ball past César trying to clear Sesma cross.
1-2. 73. Marchena. Steered header wide of Villar from Manuel Fernandes corner.

Yellow cards: Luis Prieto 21', Sesma 31', Albelda 51', Marcos 52', Fernandes 76', Moretti 83' / red cards: Pedro López 81'.

Valencia are having problems on and off the pitch, and they drop down to sixth after losing 1-2 against Valladolid. Jonathan Sesma headed the visitors in to an early lead from Víctor's cross, and they went two up when Raúl Albiol turned Sesma's cross in to his own net under pressure from Goitom.

Only Morientes had caused any problems for Riesgo in the first half, and a few minutes after the restart the striker had a header cleared off the line by a defnder with the keeper beaten.

Marchena finally reduced the gap with a header from a Manuel Fernandes corner with just over a quarter of an hour to go, but they could do no more despite playing against ten men for the last few minutes after Pedro López was sent off for bringing down Morientes.