Liga - Valencia lose as red mist descends
Valencia squandered a chance to go top of La Liga when Ever Banega fluffed a penalty and they lost a bad-tempered clash 1-0 at nine-man Sevilla on Saturday.
Sevilla's 34-year-old striker Frederic Kanoute galloped on to a Jesus Navas pass to put the home side ahead in the 18th minute at the Sanchez Pizjuan, before Banega struck his 69th-minute spot kick against the post.
The referee had awarded the penalty after Escude felled Aduriz when he was clean through on goal and was shown a straight red.
The result puts Valencia in fifth place following wins for Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Sevilla sit between the two giants in third place.