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Osasuna held to 0-0 draw by Valladolid


Osasuna player Roberto Torres reacts after missing a shot at goal against Real Valladolid during their match at the El Sadar Estadio Reyno de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, on Friday.

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CA Osasuna failed to finish a slew of scoring chances as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Real Valladolid at home in the Spanish league on Friday.

Osasuna’s Alvaro Cejudo drove the ball onto the crossbar in the fifth minute and his team squandered several long-range strikes before he was denied one-on-one by goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez in the 50th.

A stagnant Valladolid was limited to Victor Perez’s corner kick that curled off the bar also in the 50th and Javi Guerra’s effort saved by Andres Fernandez in the 83rd minute.

The result left Osasuna three points clear of the relegation zone and Valladolid just one point from danger before the rest of round 33 was played.

“It’s a point that doesn’t help us very much,” Valladolid forward Oscar Gonzalez said. “It was an ugly, strange game.”

Atletico Madrid lead the league one point ahead of Barcelona, who they eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday.

Atletico is to visit crosstown rival Getafe today, and Barcelona was to play at Granada yesterday.

Real Madrid trailed Atletico by three points before they were to host UD Almeria yesterday.

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