First Division - Day 36

Atlético Madrid 3 - Valladolid 1

Atlético: De Gea; Valera, Ujfalusi, Juanito, Cabrera; Paulo Assunçao, Tiago; Salvio (Reyes 73'), Jurado, Simao (Raúl García 61'); Diego Forlán (Ibrahima 75'). 4-2-3-1.
Valladolid: Jacobo; Pedro López, Sereno, Luis Prieto (Nauzet 69'), Nivaldo, Barragán; Pelé, Borja, Javi Baraja (Jonathan Sesma 70'); Manucho (Bueno 77'), Diego Costa. 5-3-2.

1-0. 43. Juanito. Ran in to turn Jurado cross in to net from close up.
2-0. 66. Jurado. Ran on past Nivaldo to steer shot wide of Jacobo.
3-0. 73. Forlán. Latched on to loose ball and struck shot inside near post.
3-1. 77. Sesma. Header from close up after Manucho shot came off bar.

Yellow cards: Nauzet 89', Sesma 90'.

Valladolid are three points away from safety after their unbeaten run under Javier Clemente came to an end with a 3-1 defeat at Atlético Madrid. Both keepers were in action early on, Jacobo saving from Cabrera and Juanito and Jacobo replying with stops from Pelé and Manucho, but the home side took the lead two minutes before the break when Juanito ran in to turn Jurado's cross past Jacobo following a corner. Manucho and Borja both went close after the restart, but a few minutes later Jurado waited for Nivaldo to make a hash of Forlán's cross before coolly slotting the ball in to the net. Forlán made it three soon afterwards after a Raúl García tackle came through to him, and Jonathan Sesma's goal four minutes later was scant consolation for the visitors. They now have a must win game against Racing on Saturday, but then end the season in the Nou Camp. Things are not looking good.