VALENCIA

  • Valencia tie Spain striker Paco Alcacer until 2020 3 days ago

    Valencia: Valencia says Spain striker Paco Alcacer has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2020. The 21-year-old Alcacer is one of the Spain's most promising young talents. He has helped Valencia rise into fourth place in La Liga this season, and has eight goals...
  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga 6 days ago

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...
  • Sevilla, Valencia battle for Champions League spot 1 week ago

    Madrid: With the top three expected to win comfortably on Saturday, the weekend's standout game in La Liga is Sunday's clash between two ambitious teams fighting to secure a lucrative Champions League berth. Valencia, in fifth, host fourth-placed Sevilla with only a point separating them at the halfway stage of the...
  • Valencia win as late goals abound in La Liga January 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Alvaro Negredo struck with a header seven minutes from time to secure a 3-2 victory over Almeria to start an exciting Saturday of late winners in the Spanish league. Two other matches were decided in the final minutes, as Felipe Caicedo netted in the 89th to snatch Espanyol a 1-0...
  • Espanyol beat Valencia, Malaga oust Levante in Copa del Rey January 14, 2015

    Barcelona: Late substitute Felipe Caicedo scored twice to give Espanyol a 2-0 win over 10-man Valencia on Tuesday and a place in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. Espanyol advanced 3-2 on aggregate after losing the first leg 2-1 at Valencia. Malaga also moved into the last eight, losing 3-2 to Levante on...
  • Valencia draw 1-1 at Celta Vigo, Bale's free kick helps Madrid win January 11, 2015

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale scored with an unstoppable free kick to help 10-man Real Madrid end a two-game losing run with a 3-0 win over Espanyol and stay top of the Spanish league on Saturday. James Rodriguez scored first after a pinpoint long pass from Bale was skillfully tapped back to him...
  • Valencia beat Real Madrid 2-1 to end 22-game winning streak January 4, 2015

    Barcelona: Valencia ended Real Madrid's 22-game winning streak by fighting back for a 2-1 victory on Sunday that throws open the Spanish league title race. Cristiano Ronaldo extended his stunning tally to 26 league goals in the 14th minute at Mestalla Stadium when he stroked in a penalty kick following Alvaro...
  • La Liga kicks off after Christmas break January 2, 2015

    Madrid: The La Liga football returns to action this weekend following the Christmas break with several sides hoping the fortnight's inactivity could change their fortunes, while others hoping a weekend off would have done nothing to interrupt their form. The standout game of the weekend sees league leaders Real Madrid travel...
  • Valencia plan life ban for fan who threw bottle at Lionel Messi December 2, 2014

    Valencia will hand out a life ban when they identify the fan who hit Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the head with a plastic bottle, the club said on Monday. Messi was celebrating Barca's 94th-minute winner with his team mates near the corner flag at the Mestalla stadium on Sunday...
  • Valencia vow to banish fan who threw bottle at Messi December 1, 2014

    Valencia will banish a fan who hit Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the head with a plastic bottle on Sunday for life once they have been identified, the club said on Monday. Messi was celebrating Barca's 94th-minute winner with his team mates near the corner flag when someone threw the bottle...
  • Sergio Busquets scores as Barcelona beat Valencia 1-0 in La Liga December 1, 2014

    Sergio Busquets' goal deep in injury time to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at Valencia that was overshadowed by a fan's death following a violent clash between supporters of Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. Busquets blasted in a rebound to secure the victory at Mestalla Stadium that kept...
  • Barcelona face tough Valencia in Spanish league November 28, 2014

    Madrid: Lionel Messi will be looking for a hat trick of hat tricks when Barcelona take on Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. The Argentina forward scored three goals last weekend against Sevilla to become the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer with 253. A few days later, he scored another...
  • ISL: Hosts FC Pune City held 1-1 by Chennaiyin FC November 11, 2014

    Pune: Hosts FC Pune City were held to a 1-1 draw by Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium on Tuesday. Pune pulled ahead early in the first half through Konstantinos Katsouranis but Chennai restored parity after the break when John Valencia...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Villarreal 3-1 to move to second November 3, 2014

    Barcelona: Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi scored twice in a 3-1 win at Villarreal to help his team climb into second place on Sunday as the logjam continued at the top of the Spanish league. Valencia's win - and Sevilla's 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao - kept the top five teams...
  • Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials October 30, 2014

    Atletico Madrid proved last season that with an inspirational coach, a group of committed players and an enthusiastic support, it is possible to get the better of wealthy Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga. Sevilla and Valencia, both sporadically able to keep pace with Real and Barca domestically in the...
  • Andy Murray beats Tommy Robredo to win Valencia Open October 27, 2014

    Andy Murray saved five match points before fighting back to beat Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) in a grueling Valencia Open final on Sunday. Last month, Murray also saved five match points against the Spaniard on his way to winning the final in Shenzhen, China. This time, he had...
  • Real Madrid cut Barcelona's lead to a point, Valencia in third place October 26, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling 'El Clasico' on Saturday that handed the visitors their first loss of the Spanish league season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a...
  • Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to reach Valencia Open final October 25, 2014

    Valencia: Andy Murray beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final of the Valencia Open. The third-seeded Murray, who won the title in 2009, bettered Ferrer at his own ground game to win most of their long rallies on the indoor hard court. The Briton jumped to an...
  • Peter Lim completes purchase of Valencia football club October 25, 2014

    Madrid: Singapore businessman Peter Lim has completed the purchase of Spanish BBVA Primera Liga football club Valencia. The deal was signed late Friday night to end a torturous 10 months of negotiations, which finished with Lim purchasing 70 percent of the club's shares for a price reported to be 94 million...
  • Andy Murray improves London chances with Valencia Open win October 24, 2014

    Andy Murray collected more points to aid his World Tour finals qualification bid when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Friday. A wild card at the Spanish indoor hard court event, which he won in...
  • David Ferrer gets 600th win to reach Valencia Open semis October 24, 2014

    Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 Friday to set up a semi-final against Andy Murray at the Valencia Open. Ferrer, a three-time champion in Valencia, became the fourth active player to reach the milestone, joining Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and...
  • David Ferrer, Andy Murray advance to Valencia Open quarters October 24, 2014

    David Ferrer and Andy Murray both advanced to the Valencia Open quarter-finals after easy wins against error-prone opponents on Thursday. The top-seeded Ferrer beat Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 after jumping out to early leads in both sets by breaking his his fellow Spaniard's first service games, while the third-seeded Murray dispatched...
  • David Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open October 23, 2014

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday. The Spaniard's consistent first-serve accuracy and powerful forehand returns proved too strong for his Italian opponent. Ferrer will play countryman Fernando Verdasco next. Earlier, Pablo Andujar caused the...
  • Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia October 21, 2014

    Valencia: Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday. Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors...
  • La Liga: Sevilla move second in Spain, Valencia suffer first loss October 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Sevilla scored twice in the second half to win 2-0 at Elche and rise into second place in the Spanish league after Deportivo La Coruna beat Valencia 3-0 to hand the visitor their first defeat of the season on Sunday. Sevilla took control of a drab match with goals by...
  • Valencia denounce own fans after Atletico bus pelted October 5, 2014

    Valencia have denounced fans of the club who pelted the Atletico Madrid team bus with objects before Saturday's La Liga match at the Mestalla. Television footage showed objects which appeared to be cans of drink striking the Atletico bus as it arrived at the stadium before mounted police intervened to disperse...
  • La Liga: Easy win for Barcelona, Atletico Madrid lose to Valencia October 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Record-chasing Lionel Messi and Neymar scored as Spanish league leader Barcelona eased to a 2-0 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Messi chipped goalkeeper Antonio "Tono" Rodriguez in the 35th minute for his 249th league goal, leaving him two behind the all-time scoring record held by Telmo Zarra since...
  • Valencia beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 for provisional lead October 4, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid failed to build on Wednesday's notable Champions League success against Juventus when they were beaten 3-1 at a resurgent Valencia in La Liga on Saturday. Valencia last won the Spanish league title in 2004 but have started their latest campaign in impressive form and made a thrilling start...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid eye league lead, Barcelona visit Rayo October 4, 2014

    In what is expected to be the most combative match of the weekend in the Spanish league, players are already trading barbs. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves set the tone by questioning Atletico Madrid's physical style of play, and Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion responded that he and his team-mates were used to such...
  • Valencia draw at Sociedad, slip to second in Spain September 29, 2014

    Valencia drew 1-1 at Real Sociedad in an entertaining match featuring a series of great saves to remain undefeated despite slipping to second place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sociedad started well at their Anoeta Stadium, and Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves had to dive to turn back tries by Carlos...