Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

La Liga, Week 22: Valencia and Barcelona play to draw

Both Valencia and Barcelona had chances to win on Sunday, but neither could find a winner so they settled for a draw

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Atletico secure their hold on second place

Atletico Madrid padded their advantage in second place at Real Betis' expense while Malaga slipped up and drew against Real Zaragoza

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Valencia battles Barcelona to a draw

Éver Banega and Lionel Messi each scored as Valencia earned a point on the league leaders in a well played and entertaining match.

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Valencia vs. Barcelona: Lineups

The last time Valencia played an elite side at the Mestalla, they got the [fun] stomped out of them by Real Madrid. What's going to happen when they have to go up against Tito Villanova's Barcelona? Hint: Bad, bad things.

The hosts are in their typical 4-2-3-1 with Andres Guardado on the left, a move that'll please fans of the Mexico national team, but expect Tino Costa to do his fair share of defending as Barcelona's midfield controls possession. The leaders are playing pretty much as one might expect, so no surprises there.

Valencia (4-2-3-1): Vicente Guaita; Aly Cissokho, Adil Rami, Victor Ruiz, Joao Perreira; Ricardo Costa, Ever Banega; Andres Guardado, Tino Casta, Juan Bernat; Roberto Soldado.

Substitutes from: Diego Alves, Antonio Barragan, David Albelda, Sergio Canales, Jonas, Pablo Piatti, Nelson Valdez.

Barcelona (4-3-3): Victor Valdes; Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Javier Macherano, Dani Alves; Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas; Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Pedro.

Substitutes from: José Manuel Pinto, Carles Puyol, Alexis Sánchez, Thiago, Adriano, Alex Song, David Villa.

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Espanyol, Getafe and Osasuna get important wins

Getafe gets their first win in ten games, Deportivo looks destined for relegation, Osasuna climbed out of the drop zone and Espanyol continues their second half surge. It was a busy day in Spain and so enjoy a recap of all the action.

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Valencia continue Champions League run vs. Barca

Valencia's run to a Champions League place continues with a visit from Barcelona.

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Ronaldo one of many goats in Madrid loss

The La Liga title race was probably over in October, but Real Madrid should still be expected to put their best foot forward in most league matches. They were a bit embarrassing in their 1-0 loss to Granada on Saturday.

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Athletic overcomes early deficit, draws Valladolid

Real Valladolid jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but couldn't hold on as Athletic Bilbao stormed back to earn a point at the Estadio José Zorrilla

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