Valencia

  • Valencia romp to 3-0 win over 10-man Malaga 2 days ago

    Valencia's Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti found the target as they took full advantage of the first-half dismissal of Malaga's Sergi Darder to win 3-0 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 2-1 in friendly August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United named Wayne Rooney as their new captain on Tuesday shortly after the team beat Valencia 2-1 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, co-owner 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 24-year-old...
  • 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 five-year 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 25-year-old has signed a five-year 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 three-year deal at Manchester United June 21, 2014

    Manchester United say their midfielder Antonio Valencia has signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2018. The 28-year-old 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 2-1 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 group-leading France, who have had two dominating wins. Honduras took the lead in...
  • World Cup 2014: Seferovic's late-strike seals Switzerland win over Ecuador June 15, 2014

    Brasilia: A goal deep in stoppage-time by Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador in their Group E opener at the World Cup on Sunday. A low-quality match looked destined to end in a draw until substitute Seferovic fired home the winner from close range in the...
  • Edwin Valencia dropped from Colombia World Cup squad May 29, 2014

    Brazil-based midfielder Edwin Valencia has been cut from Colombia's World Cup squad due to a torn calf muscle. The 29-year-old suffered the injury in March and has been unable to train with Colombia's squad at their World Cup camp in Buenos Aires this week, reports Xinhua. "Physically he is not right and...
  • Late Mbia strike lands Sevilla in Europa final May 2, 2014

    Sevilla snatched a last-gasp place in the Europa League final when a 94th-minute Stephane Mbia header put them through on away goals after their semi-final against Valencia ended 3-3 on aggregate on Thursday. Despite going down 3-1 in their second leg at Valencia's Mestalla stadium, Mbia's dramatic late strike set up...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Valencia 1-0 to move closer to La Liga title April 27, 2014

    Spain: Atletico Madrid moved even closer to their first Spanish league title in 18 years on Sunday with a 1-0 victory at Valencia. Raul Garcia scored with an expert header in the 43rd minute, and Atletico's defense did the rest as it gave Valencia no chance to rally at their Mestalla...
  • La Liga: No rest for weary Atletico as Valencia trip looms April 25, 2014

    Atletico Madrid must put their Champions League ambitions to one side when they look to maintain their surprise La Liga title surge in a tough trip to Valencia on Sunday. They are on the verge of winning their first league title for 18 years and breaking the stranglehold of the country's...
  • Valencia seal historic win to reach Europa League semi-finals April 11, 2014

    Valencia fought back from a three-goal first-leg deficit on Thursday to beat Basel 5-0 and qualify for the Europa League semi-final, while competition favorite Juventus advanced after a tense 2-1 win at home to Lyon. Pablo Alcacer scored a hat trick in Valencia, with the third coming in extra time after...
  • Argentina's Ever Banega joins Newell's on loan from Valencia February 2, 2014

    Argentina midfielder Ever Banega has joined Newell's Old Boys on loan from Valencia for the rest of the season looking for regular playing time to prepare for the World Cup finals. "The loan will be effective until June 30, 2014 with an option to buy the midfielder's full transfer rights, at...
  • Valencia stun Barcelona 3-2 in Spanish league February 2, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona stumbled to a 3-2 home loss against Valencia on Saturday, giving Atletico Madrid a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Spanish league. The Spanish champion's decision not to sign a defender during the January transfer window may have backfired after Valencia took advantage of...
  • Valencia set to sign Keita, loan out 3 forwards January 31, 2014

    Valencia: Struggling Valencia have signed former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita and loaned out three forwards. Valencia say Keita will play for the club until the end of the season - with an option to extend - if he passes his medical. Keita has been playing with Chinese club Dalian Aerbin. The Mali...
  • Valencia get Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on loan January 24, 2014

    Valencia: Valencia say Chile forward Eduardo Vargas will join on loan from Napoli until the end of the season. Valencia say the deal will go through once Vargas passes a medical exam with team doctors. The 24-year-old Vargas says he is "very proud that a club as important as Valencia is...
  • Malaga draw 0-0 with Valencia in Spanish league January 18, 2014

    Spain: Malaga and Valencia failed to start the second-half of the Spanish league seasons with a victory, playing to a 0-0 draw on Friday. The teams took a total of 28 shots, including a combined 10 on goal, but couldn't score at La Rosaleda Stadium. Malaga nearly broke through in the 66th...
  • High-flying Atletico knock Valencia out of Cup January 15, 2014

    Barcelona: Second-half headers from Diego Godin and Raul Garcia gave holders Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win over Valencia and a place in the King's Cup quarter-finals by 3-1 on aggregate. Atletico, fresh from a draw with Barcelona at the weekend that kept them level on points with the champions at the...
  • Manchester United lift gloom with 2-0 win over Swansea January 12, 2014

    England: Manchester United lifted the gloom around Old Trafford by beating Swansea 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a three-match losing run that pushed the English champions to the brink of a crisis. The relief was clear inside the iconic stadium after Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck scored second-half...
  • Atletico draw 1-1 at Valencia in Copa del Rey January 8, 2014

    Valencia: Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Valencia on Tuesday to claim an away-goal advantage in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, just days before its key Spanish league clash against Barcelona. Atletico midfielder Raul Garcia put the cup holders ahead by nodding in the ball following Vicente Guaita's goalkeeping...
  • Valencia hire Juan Pizzi as new coach December 26, 2013

    Spain: Valencia have hired Juan Antonio Pizzi as coach, their fourth in the last year and a half. The 45-year-old Argentine replaces interim coach Nico Estevez, who took over after Miroslav Djukic's six-month tenure ended with his firing last week. Valencia are in 11th place in the Spanish league and five points...
  • Valencia offered cash injection by Singapore billionaire December 23, 2013

    Barcelona: Debt-ridden Valencia have an offer on the table from Singapore billionaire Peter Lim to pump money into the club with a view to becoming one of the top sides in Europe. Club president Amadeo Salvo has been searching for investors with Spanish banking conglomerate Bankia, which is owed 300 million...
  • Jese Rodriguez earns Real Madrid vital victory over Valencia December 23, 2013

    Madrid: Jese Rodriguez came off the bench to earn Real Madrid a crucial 3-2 victory over Valencia at Mestalla on Sunday night. In what was Nico Estevez's first league game in temporary charge of Valencia, following the exit of Miroslav Djukic on Monday, the hosts showed plenty of character to...
  • Miroslav Djukic fired as Valencia coach December 16, 2013

    Spain: Valencia fired coach Miroslav Djukic on Monday, a day after a humbling 3-0 loss at Atletico Madrid that left them in the middle of the Spanish league standings. Club president Amadeo Salvo made the announcement that Djukic would not complete the contract he signed last offseason to guide the team...
  • Valencia face prospect of sale to repay debt December 12, 2013

    Valencia: Valencia are facing the prospect of being sold in order to pay back the club's debts of nearly 300 million euros ($415 million). The six-time Spanish league champion has been unable to keep up with loan repayments to Spanish bank Bankia, and few alternatives have appeared. "Up to now, refinancing doesn't...
  • Tottenham, Valencia, Sevilla advance in Europa League November 29, 2013

    Barcelona: Spanish sides Valencia, Sevilla and Real Betis booked their spots in the Europa League's round of 32 on Thursday, while Tottenham locked up first place in their group with a fifth victory in as many matches. Tottenham claimed top spot in Group K by winning 2-0 at Tromso after defender...
  • Rooney sparkles as Man Utd crush Leverkusen 5-0 to advance November 28, 2013

    Leverkusen: Wayne Rooney set up three goals as Manchester United cruised to a 5-0 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, booking their Champions League knockout stage spot and snapping the Germans' eight-game home winning streak in the competition. Rooney tormented Leverkusen with pinpoint passes throughout the game and found Antonio Valencia...
  • Valencia sign teenage defender Vezo from Setubal November 5, 2013

    Valencia: Valencia has signed Portuguese defender Ruben Vezo from Setubal, with the teenager set to join the Spanish club in January. The 19-year-old Vezo was in Valencia on Monday to undergo a medical and sign a four-year deal. Financial terms were not released, except that Setubal will earn 25 per cent...
  • Costa, Villa fire Atletico past Athletic 2-0 November 4, 2013

    Madrid: Diego Costa and David Villa delivered again for Atletico Madrid, whose Spanish league title charge continued to gain strength on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao. Villa enjoyed Atletico's best opportunities at the Vicente Calderon Stadium and put the hosts ahead after 32 minutes by volleying Juanfran's headed-on...