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Valencia 2-2 Atletico Madrid: Out-of-form visitors fail to win aagin

Gabriel Paulista
Gabriel Paulista scored his first goal in over four years. His last was in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Bournemouth on 28 December 2015

Out-of-form Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Champions League tie with Liverpool with a draw at Valencia.

Atleti, who threw away a lead twice, have won only once in their past seven games in all competitions.

Marcos Llorente put Atletico ahead from close range, but Gabriel Paulista headed an equaliser - his first goal since December 2015 for Arsenal.

Thomas Partey blasted home from 20 yards but Geoffrey Kondogbia's scrambled finish levelled the score.

Both sides had chances to win in a dramatic finale, with Alvaro Morata and Valencia's Jose Gaya forcing good saves at each end.

Valencia move up to sixth, while Atletico remain fourth but could end the weekend outside the Champions League places.

Diego Simeone's side host Liverpool in the last 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 1Doménech
  • 18Wass
  • 5GabrielBooked at 55minsSubstituted forDiakhabyat 90+4'minutes
  • 4MangalaBooked at 67mins
  • 14Gayà
  • 20Torres
  • 10Parejo
  • 6Kondogbia
  • 8SolerSubstituted forCheryshevat 80'minutes
  • 7Gonçalo GuedesSubstituted forGameiroat 60'minutes
  • 22GómezBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 3Costa
  • 9Gameiro
  • 11Cheryshev
  • 12Diakhaby
  • 16Lee
  • 23Sobrino
  • 28Rivero

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 4AriasSubstituted forMorataat 66'minutes
  • 15Savic
  • 18Felipe
  • 12Lodi dos SantosBooked at 26minsSubstituted forVrsaljkoat 53'minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 14Llorente
  • 5Partey
  • 6KokeSubstituted forCarrascoat 76'minutes
  • 8Saúl
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 10Correa

Substitutes

  • 1Adán
  • 2Giménez
  • 9Morata
  • 11Lemar
  • 21Carrasco
  • 22Hermoso
  • 24Vrsaljko
Referee:
David Medié Jiménez
Attendance:
43,401

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Valencia 2, Atlético de Madrid 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Valencia 2, Atlético de Madrid 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Mouctar Diakhaby replaces Gabriel Paulista because of an injury.

Kevin Gameiro (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Gabriel Paulista.

Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Jan Oblak.

Attempt saved. José Gayà (Valencia) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

Daniel Wass (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid).

Hand ball by Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Maxi Gómez (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ferran Torres.

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sime Vrsaljko with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Denis Cheryshev replaces Carlos Soler.

Booking

Maxi Gómez (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Maxi Gómez (Valencia).

Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Yannick Carrasco replaces Koke.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitolo.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Attempt missed. Kevin Gameiro (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ferran Torres with a cross.

Daniel Parejo (Valencia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Saúl Ñíguez.

Booking

Eliaquim Mangala (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Eliaquim Mangala (Valencia).

Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Santiago Arias.

Foul by Maxi Gómez (Valencia).

Santiago Arias (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Felipe.

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Kevin Gameiro replaces Gonçalo Guedes.

Goal!

Goal! Valencia 2, Atlético de Madrid 2. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Parejo following a set piece situation.

Booking

Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid23157144143052
2Barcelona23154455282749
3Getafe23126535201542
4Atl Madrid24101042517840
5Sevilla2311662923639
6Valencia2410863534138
7Real Sociedad2311483931837
8Villarreal2310584031935
9Ath Bilbao2371062319431
10Granada2393112730-330
11Levante2392122934-529
12Osasuna2361073032-228
13Real Betis237793237-528
14Alavés2376102533-827
15Real Valladolid2351171925-626
16Eibar2366112232-1024
17Celta Vigo2348111932-1320
18Mallorca2353152239-1718
19Leganés2346131836-1818
20Espanyol2346131940-2118
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