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Valencia close gap on Real Madrid after win over Real Betis


Fourth-placed Valencia moved to within a point of Real Madrid with a 2-0 win over Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday. Rodrigo finished off a quick counter-attack to fire the hosts ahead after 23 minutes. Shortly after the restart, Simone Zaza latched onto a through-ball from Geoffrey Kondogbia to double Valencia’s advantage and wrap up the three points. At ...

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La Liga: Valencia beat Espanyol for eight straight win


Valencia made it a club-record eight La Liga wins in a row as they beat Espanyol to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona. Espanyol had the best first-half chances, with Gerard Moreno and Sergi Darder both hitting the post. Unbeaten Los Che had manager Marcelino sent to the stands moments before Geoffrey Kondogbia’s 25-yard opener. Santi Mina scored a late ...

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Barcelona beat Valencia in six-goal thriller

Lionel Messi beat Valencia keeper Diego Alves at the near post for his 25th La Liga goal of the season (Image credit: AFP)

Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona beat 10-man Valencia in a thrilling match to move two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Eliaquim Mangala headed the visitors in front from a corner, before Luis Suarez steered in an equaliser. Messi’s penalty made it 2-1 after Manchester City loanee Mangala was sent off for dragging back Suarez, but Munir El ...

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Eliaquim Mangala joins Valencia as Manchester City


Manchester City’s deadline day exodus has continued after Eliaquim Mangala joined Valencia. Pep Guardiola has shipped out four players as the end of the window approaches with Mangala moving to the Mestalla on a season-long loan deal. Joe Hart completed his switch to Torino earlier in the day while Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri joined Stoke and Sevilla respectively. The ...

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West Ham complete signing of winger Sofiane Feghouli from Valencia


West Ham have completed the signing of Algerian winger Sofiane Feghouli. talkSPORT revealed on Monday that the Hammers were close to landing the 26-year-old, who will be a free agent  on July 1 after rejecting a new deal with Valencia. Now the Hammers have confirmed Feghouli has agreed to make the move to Upton Park, penning a three-year contract. “I am very happy ...

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Gary Neville sacked by Valencia


Gary Neville has been sacked as manager of La Liga side Valencia after only four months in charge. The 41-year-old was a surprise replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo in December, and he struggled to make an impression at the Mestalla, despite his relationship with owner – and Salford City majority shareholder, Peter Lim. With Valencia languishing in 14th place in ...

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Barca dismantle hapless Valencia

Suarez wheels away after striking his first of the match inside the opening 10 minutes (Image credit:EPA)

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez helped themselves to hat-tricks as Barcelona dismantled Valencia 7-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday. Javier Mascherano, Dani Alves and Claudio Bravo were given the night off by Luis Enrique and subsequently replaced by Jeremy Mathieu, Aleix Vidal and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, with Arda Turan also coming in for Ivan Rakitic. Valencia, meanwhile, ...

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Valencia, Madrid share spoils in 2-2 draw

Paco Alcacer scoring for Valencia (Image credit: EPA)

Valencia and Real Madrid played out a frenetic 2-2 draw with Karim Benzema, Dani Parejo, Gareth Bale and Paco Alcacer goals and a Mateo Kovacic red card. Benzema netted after a move that involved his BBC colleagues Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, feeding the former, who found the latter, and a Ronaldo no-look lay-off later saw Benzema clean through on goal, ...

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Maccabi Tel-Aviv return, Malmö overturn deficit

Markus Rosenberg heads in Malmö's first goal against Celtic
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Maccabi Tel-Aviv are celebrating reaching the group stage for the first time in 11 years, while Dinamo Zagreb, Malmö, Shakhtar and Valencia also progressed as five play-off ties concluded. Monaco 2-1 Valencia (agg: 3-4) Elderson’s 75th-minute follow-up effort was the winner on the night, but last season’s quarter-finalists could not score again to take the tie to extra time. Álvaro Negredo ...

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