Thomson ReutersMarch 31, 2013 15:45
By Mark Elkington
MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid missed out on the chance to go second in La Liga when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by improving Valencia on Sunday.
Radamel Falcao cancelled out Jonas's strike, both goals coming in the first six minutes, leaving Diego Simeone's side third with 61 points and nine games left in the season.
Atletico are a point behind city rivals and King's Cup final opponents Real Madrid in second, 14 adrift of leaders Barcelona.