Spanish league: Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Miguel Angel Angulo and David Silva each scored to help Valencia beat FC Barcelona 2-1 in the Spanish league.

Spanish league: Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1
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Miguel Angel Angulo and David Silva each scored to help Valencia beat FC Barcelona 2-1 and improve its chances of winning the Spanish league title for the third time in six years. The defending champion's defeat allowed Sevilla to join it at the top of the standings courtesy of a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid. Frederic Kanoute scored twice and David Alves added the other goal for the UEFA Cup champion, which played for nearly an hour with 10 men following the ejection of midfielder Jose Luis Marti. After 23 games, Barcelona and Sevilla have 46 points, four more than Valencia and Real Madrid. Atletico stayed fifth with 39. At Valencia, Angulo ran into empty space to meet a low cross from David Villa before sidefooting in the opening goal in the 52nd minute. Three minutes later, Angulo set up Silva for the second goal after his initial attempt was stopped by Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Both teams ended the game with 10 men after Valencia captain David Albelda and Barcelona midfielder Deco were red-carded following a clash in the 62nd. Ronaldinho scored Barcelona's consolation goal in injury time with a free kick from the edge of the penalty area. The goal was the Brazilian's 16th of the season.

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