Atlético: De Gea; Valera, Perea,
Godín, Antonio López; Reyes, Raúl García (Mario
Suárez 81'), Tiago (Juanfran 62'), Fran Mérida; Diego
Forlán, Agüero. 4-4-2.
Valencia: Guaita; Bruno (Miguel 74'), Stankevicius, Ricardo Costa, Jordi Alba; Maduro (David Navarro 79'), Mehmet Topal; Joaquín, Tino Costa, Pablo Hernández; Soldado (Aduríz 63'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 03. Reyes. Picked up Diego Forlán pass and held of markers to score.
1-1. 41. Joaquín. Turned ball in on far post after Jordi Alba crossed from left.
1-2. 86. Joaquín. Fired shot wide of De Gea after Pablo laid back Tino cross.
Yellow cards: Tino Costa 34', Forlán 43', Maduro 57', Jordi Alba 60', Topal 78', Mario Suárez 85' / red cards: Godín 85'.
Valencia came back from a goal down to beat Atlético Madrid 1-2 on Saturday evening, a result which takes them up to third pending Villarreal's game on Sunday. With only three minutes gone Reyes picked up Forlán's pass and went past Jordi Alba and Ricardo Costa to give the locals an early lead, and Guaita did well to keep out a Raúl García header a few minutes later. With five minutes to go to the break Joaquín got on the end of an Alba cross to level the scores, and Forlán missed a chance to restore the lead when his penalty kick came back off the post after Maduro had flattened Reyes in the area ten minutes in to the second half. Agüero and Reyes had efforts stopped by Guaita and Stankevicius after that, but with four minutes to go Joaquín latched on to Pablo's short pass to score his second of the night. And when Godín was sent off for a foul on Joaquín it was all over, leaving Quique's job hanging by a thread.