VALENCIA

  • Valencia's Champions League bid hit by Rayo draw 2 days ago

    Valencia dropped more points in their pursuit of a Champions League place with a Dani Parejo free-kick rescuing a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano as both sides finished with 10 men after a stormy La Liga clash on Thursday. Fourth-placed Valencia, who have just two wins from their last six games,...
  • Valencia beat lowly Granada 4-0 in Spanish league 5 days ago

    Valencia: Two goals in each half gave Valencia a 4-0 win over relegation-threatened Granada in the Spanish league on Monday. Granada had managed to slow the host's pace in the first half until Javier Fuego rose to head in from a corner in the 26th minute. Antonio Barragan earned a penalty for...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score as Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 April 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener before adding a goal of his own in stoppage time to give Spanish league leader Barcelona a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. Suarez netted his 12th goal in his last 12 appearances to give Barcelona the lead 55 seconds into...
  • La Liga: Barcelona need to avoid another slip against Valencia April 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona need to avoid a repeat of their slip against Valencia last season to protect their lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona enter the match at Camp Nou strengthened by their 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, with two spectacular goals from Luis Suarez, in the first leg of...
  • Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona April 16, 2015

    Madrid: Peter Lim's takeover of Valencia has given the club's long-suffering fans hope the Singapore billionaire's investment will help propel their team back to the top in Spain and make them contenders in Europe again. Saturday's La Liga game at leaders Barcelona is another chance for coach Nuno and the players...
  • La Liga: Valencia pushing Atletico hard in battle for third April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the fight for third place in La Liga when a 3-0 derby victory at home to Levante on Monday lifted the Singapore-owned club to within a point of the champions with seven games left. Paco Alcacer nodded Valencia in front from...
  • Aritz Aduriz's late goal gives Athletic Bilbao 1-1 draw with Valencia April 10, 2015

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz scored in the last minute to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man Valencia in the Spanish league on Thursday. The striker tapped in a shot that had come off the post as his team pushed for an equalizer following the dismissal of Valencia's Nicolas...
  • Valencia coach expects protracted Champions League fight April 8, 2015

    Madrid: The battle between Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla for a lucrative Champions League berth will go down thtoe wire, Valencia coach Nuno predicted on Wednesday as his side prepare for Thursday's La Liga match at Athletic Bilbao. Leaders Barcelona and second-placed Real Madrid look destined to finish in the...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid leapfrog Valencia in battle for third April 5, 2015

    Atletico Madrid turned up the heat on Valencia in the battle for La Liga's third automatic Champions League berth when club top scorer Antoine Griezmann set them on the way to a 2-0 stroll at bottom side Cordoba on Saturday. The victory for the champions at Cordoba's El Arcangel stadium in...
  • Third-placed Valencia surge four points clear of Atletico Madrid March 21, 2015

    Resurgent Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the battle for third place in La Liga when Andre Gomes scored and then set up Paco Alcacer for their second goal in a 4-0 stroll at struggling Elche on Friday. Valencia leapfrogged Atletico into third last weekend with their fifth...
  • Valencia beat Deportivo 2-0 to move 3rd in Spanish league March 14, 2015

    Valencia: Dani Parejo and Paco Alcacer scored goals in the second half to help Valencia beat Deportivo la Coruna 2-0 and move into provisional third place in the Spanish league on Friday. Deportivo held its own at Mestalla Stadium through the first half, but Valencia increased the pace after the restart...
  • Resurgent Valencia well placed to secure Europe return March 9, 2015

    Madrid: After failing to qualify for Europe last season, Valencia are heading into the final weeks of the La Liga campaign in a strong position to secure a lucrative berth in continental competition for next term. The recent takeover of the club by Singapore billionaire Peter Lim appears to have breathed...
  • Samuel Castillejo scores as Malaga beat Valencia 1-0 in La Liga February 3, 2015

    Madrid: Samuel Castillejo gave Malaga a 1-0 home win against a 10-man Valencia when he scored his first goal of the season in the Spanish league on Monday. Castillejo rose high to reach Samuel Garcia's cross and sent a lobbed header over goalkeeper Diego Alves in the 25th minute. Malaga missed several...
  • Valencia tie Spain striker Paco Alcacer until 2020 January 28, 2015

    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 January 26, 2015

    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 January 24, 2015

    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...