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Stalemate at José Zorrilla, as Real Valladolid draw 2-2 with Elche

Technical card:
Real Valladolid: Jordi Masip, Luis Perez (Pablo Hervias, min.72), Ruben Alcaraz, Joaquin Fernandez, Nacho Martinez, Fede San Emeterio (Michel Herrero, min.57), Roque Mesa (Kuki Zalazar, min.89), Kike Perez (Toni Villa, min.57), Shon Weissman, Oscar Plano (Sergio Benito, min.89) and Fabian Orellana
Elche: Edgar Badia, Antonio Barragan, Gonzalo Verdu, Josema (Diego Gonzalez, min.74), Johan Mojica, Josan (Miguel Cifuentes, min.74), Jonathan Carmona (Victor Rodriguez, min.74), Raul Guti, Emiliano Rigoni, Lucas Boye (John Nwankwo Donald, min.86) and Pere Milla
Stadium: José Zorrilla
Goals: Josan (0-1, min. 9), Josan (0-2, min. 43), Michel Herrero (1-2, min. 71) and Joaquin Fernandez (2-2, min. 89)

Real Valladolid were held to 2-2 draw by Elche down on Tuesday at José Zorrilla. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Real Valladolid were looking to get back winning ways, following a previous defeat to Valencia whilst Elche lost 3-1 in the last match they played against Getafe. As it stands, Real Valladolid are in 16th place, with 19 points from 19 matches, while Elche sit in 18th, with 17 points from 19.

It was an impressive opening from Elche, beginning with a goal from Josan in the 9th minute. Later, Elche scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a new goal from Josan, scoring his second goal in the 43rd minute just before half-time. The score at half time was 2-0.

Real Valladolid took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Michel Herrero in the 71st minute. Later, Real Valladolid scored again and found an equaliser thanks to a goal from Joaquin Fernandez in the 89th minute just before the final whistle, levelled the score at 2-2 draw.

For Real Valladolid Michel Herrero, Toni Villa, Pablo Hervias, Sergio Benito and Kuki Zalazar came on for Fede San Emeterio, Kike Perez, Luis Perez, Oscar Plano and Roque Mesa, while Elche brought on Diego Gonzalez, Miguel Cifuentes, Victor Rodriguez and John Nwankwo Donald to replace Josema, Josan, Jonathan Carmona and Lucas Boye.

There were bookings for Fede San Emeterio from Valladolid and Josema, Miguel Cifuentes and Pere Milla for Elche.

Real Valladolid will next travel to Levante, while Elche will face Barcelona at home.

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