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Valencia gave up the opportunity to approach European seats, and contented themselves with a 1-1 draw with its host Deportivo Alaves in the opening of the twenty-seventh stage of the Spanish Football League Friday.
Valencia had the opportunity to equal the fifth Atlético de Madrid balance (44 points) and approach the qualifying centers to the Champions League or European League “Europa League”, but he settled for a tie to remain seventh with 42 points.
Valencia was hoping to achieve a victory that boosted its morale before its upcoming match at Mestaya in the second leg of the Champions League final against Italian Atalanta on Tuesday in a mission that will be very difficult after the latter’s 4-1 victory in the first leg.
Danny Parejo opened the scoring for the club in eastern Spain with a perfect free kick after the ball settled in the right corner of goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco (34).
Edgar Mendes equalized the score for Deportivo Alaves after the ball hit Victor Laguardia inside the area with a free kick, the latter passed his head to the Spaniard, who followed him while in the net of the Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Celine (74).
Alaves temporarily rose to eleventh place with 32 points.
the summary of the match: