Acrobatic Gaya equaliser saves Valencia in 2-2 draw

The writing was on the wall. A fourth loss in 6 games loomed large. Deep into 7 minutes of stoppage time, up stepped Goncalo Guedes and Jose Gaya. Our mercurial Portuguese winger first unleashed a late thunderbolt to give hope to the despairing fans. Gaya, scorer of a wonder goal against Barcelona last week, then came in clutch with an overhead kick – virtually the last touch of the game – to rescue Valencia.

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Bordalas’ intense training? Hugo Duro says it’s “normal”

Hugo Duro can feel Jose Bordalas’ gaze on him as he is put through the paces by the boss. Each touch, each dribble and each shot is analysed with a fine-tooth comb. The forward is made to sweat from the moment training begins. But it’s all good. He is used to it, having endured many […]

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Call him Hu-goal: Duro wants to become Valencia’s goal machine

Hugo Duro cannot stop talking about scoring goals. He dreams of it. He lives it. Beneath his boyish grin, the on-loan Valencia striker is dead serious about finding the net at every opportunity. He has already bagged 1 apiece against LaLiga frontrunners Real Madrid and Sevilla this season – both goals came in his first […]

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Guedes masterclass in comeback win sends Valencia top of LaLiga

The view is beautiful. Some fans may even shed a tear. In all honesty, who wouldn’t? Valencia have been to hell and are now back sitting pretty atop LaLiga (at press time). This is the Jose Bordalas effect, where spirit and skills combine to deliver scintillating results. It is still early days but hope is slowly building.

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