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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Dani Parejo (21' PEN)
  • Óscar Rodríguez (35')

Valencia struggle with draw against Leganes

Troubled Valencia's joy at beating Chelsea in the Champions League in midweek was punctured by a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to basement club Leganes in La Liga on Sunday.

Valencia took the lead in coach Albert Celades' first home game when Daniel Parejo slammed home a penalty in the 21st minute after Rodrigo was felled by Ruben Perez.

Leganes had failed to pick up a point in their previous four games but they levelled in the 35th through Oscar Rodriguez, who struck the post from a free kick moments after Valencia's goal.

Valencia were thrashed 5-2 at champions Barcelona last week in Celades' first game since the popular Marcelino was sacked, although the team were buoyed by earning a 1-0 win at Chelsea in their first Champions League group game on Tuesday.

They struggled to kick on from that win, however, creating few chances against Leganes, although Rodrigo was inches away from finding a winner in the closing stages when he narrowly failed to provide a final touch to a cross from Ferran Torres.

Valencia are 13th in the La Liga standings with five points after five games, while Leganes are bottom with one.

Real Sociedad climbed to third place by winning 3-1 at Espanyol, moving on to 10 points alongside second-placed Sevilla and surprise leaders Granada, who pulled off a shock 2-0 win over Barca on Saturday.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 24 +30 53
2 Barcelona 24 +28 52
3 Getafe 24 +14 42
4 Atletico Madrid 24 +8 40
5 Sevilla FC 24 +6 40
6 Villarreal 24 +10 38
7 Valencia 24 +1 38
8 Real Sociedad 23 +8 37
9 Granada 24 -2 33
10 Athletic Bilbao 24 +3 31
11 Osasuna 24 -1 31
12 Real Betis 24 -5 29
13 Levante 24 -6 29
14 Alavés 24 -9 27
15 Real Valladolid 24 -7 26
16 Eibar 23 -10 24
17 Celta Vigo 24 -13 21
18 Mallorca 24 -16 21
19 Leganes 24 -18 19
20 Espanyol 24 -21 19