VALENCIA

  • 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...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Cordoba to rise to top in Spain September 26, 2014

    Valencia remained undefeated and took the lead of the Spanish league on goal difference by beating Cordoba 3-0 on Thursday. Valencia's fourth win in five rounds lifted it to the top of the table ahead of Barcelona and Sevilla on goal difference. Striker Paco Alcacer headed in Valencia's 22nd-minute opener. Left back...
  • La Liga: Valencia up to second thanks to 30 win at Getafe September 23, 2014

    Madrid: Valencia continued their solid start to La Liga and climbed to second when recent Spain recruit Paco Alcacer set them on their way to a 30 win at Getafe on Monday. Forward Alcacer, who scored on his competitive Spain debut in this month's 51 Euro 2016 qualification victory against Macedonia,...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Espanyol 31 to stay undefeated September 15, 2014

    Barcelona: Valencia eased by Espanyol 31 at home on Sunday to remain unbeaten in the Spanish league under new coach Nuno Espirito Santo and continue their turnaround during a drawnout sale of the club. Sevilla also extended their unbeaten start to the league with a troublefree 20 win at home over...
  • Valencia agree to take Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City September 2, 2014

    Madrid: Valencia have sealed a deal to take Spain forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City. "Valencia have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the loan, with an obligatory option to buy, of the Spanish international forward Alvaro Negredo," the club said on their website on Monday. The Spanish topflight...
  • Valencia romp to 30 win over 10man Malaga August 30, 2014

    Valencia's Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti found the target as they took full advantage of the firsthalf dismissal of Malaga's Sergi Darder to win 30 at the Mestalla on Friday. Malaga had the better of the opening stages and Roque Santa Cruz failed to make the most of a...
  • Manchester United beat Valencia 21 in friendly August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United named Wayne Rooney as their new captain on Tuesday shortly after the team beat Valencia 21 in manager Louis van Gaal's first home game in charge of the English Premier League club. Rooney will wear the armband in United's season opener against Swansea City with Darren Fletcher named...
  • Enner Valencia to miss opening matches for West Ham United August 7, 2014

    West Ham United's attacking problems have worsened with new signing Enner Valencia set to miss their opening two Premier League fixtures, coowner David Sullivan said on Thursday. Valencia joined West Ham from Mexico's Pachuca last month, having scored all three of Ecuador's goals at the World Cup finals in Brazil. The 24yearold...
  • Barcelona to sign defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia July 23, 2014

    Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu will join Barcelona for a fee of 20 million euros ($26.9 million), the Catalan club said on Wednesday. "Mathieu will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons plus a further optional," Barca said in a statement. "The cost of the transfer is 20...
  • Ecuador striker Enner Valencia joins West Ham on fiveyear deal July 18, 2014

    Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee from Mexican side Pachuca, the Premier League club said. The 25yearold has signed a fiveyear contract at Upton Park and the deal is subject to a successful work permit hearing, West Ham said on their website (www.whufc.com). No fee...
  • Valencia signs new threeyear deal at Manchester United June 21, 2014

    Manchester United say their midfielder Antonio Valencia has signed a new threeyear contract, keeping him at the club until 2018. The 28yearold Valencia says on the club's website "I am so happy to have signed a new deal" and that he is "looking forward to working with (new manager) Louis van...
  • World Cup 2014: Ecuador edge past Honduras to stay alive June 21, 2014

    Brazil: Ecuador forward Enner Valencia scored twice in a 21 comeback victory over Honduras on Friday that kept his team in contention at the World Cup. Ecuador moved into second spot in Group E with a match remaining against groupleading France, who have had two dominating wins. Honduras took the lead in...
  • World Cup 2014: Seferovic's latestrike seals Switzerland win over Ecuador June 15, 2014

    Brasilia: A goal deep in stoppagetime by Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a dramatic 21 victory over Ecuador in their Group E opener at the World Cup on Sunday. A lowquality match looked destined to end in a draw until substitute Seferovic fired home the winner from close range in the...