Valiant Valencia fall to Real Madrid’s late comeback

The pain was evident throughout a muted Mestalla as Hugo Guillamon and Gabriel Paulista sank to their knees upon the final whistle. This first loss of the season was just too cruel for Valencia. Just 4 minutes away from the cusp of victory, the home side were undone by a 1-2 Real Madrid sucker punch in the dying moments of a thrilling match in which Los Che was the better team all night.

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Transfer News: Right-back Dimitri Foulquier shores up Valencia’s flanks

Just before the transfer window closes, Valencia are moving aggressively to bring in new faces. After the arrival of striker Marcos Andre, Granada’s right-back Dimitri Foulquier is also on board on a 4-year contract. The move reunites the 28-year-old with Jose Bordalas, who coached Foulquier at Getafe for one season. He will provide much-needed reinforcement for […]

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Guedes the chief destroyer as ferocious Valencia tear Alaves apart

Cristiano Ronaldo may have made global headlines with his sensational return to Manchester United, but in Valencia it was another Portuguese No.7 who stole the spotlight on Friday night. Goncalo Guedes was the man of the hour for Los Che, with a hand in all 3 goals that wiped out Alaves.

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Transfer News: Striker Marcos Andre brings Brazilian flair to Valencia’s attack

After bolstering the defence with Omar Alderete, Valencia’s attack is set for some samba magic with the signing of Marcos Andre. The Brazilian striker is Los Che’s 2nd arrival of the season, joining from Real Valladolid on a 5-year deal for an undisclosed fee. It wraps up a protracted transfer chase, with the Bats having […]

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Pressure? What pressure? Jose Bordalas is relishing being in charge of one of Spain’s biggest clubs.

Jose Bordalas is not a man easily cowed but the fiery coach could be forgiven for being a little awestruck upon his arrival at Valencia. Can you really blame him though? After all, he is now at a club that has won LaLiga 6 times and lifted 8 Copa del Rey trophies. Home is now […]

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Valencia’s academy can promise its youth players something that Real Madrid and Barcelona cannot

COVID-19 has presented Valencia’s academy with a huge challenge to retain their young starlets. With the pandemic exposing football’s financial excesses, the days of Real Madrid and Barcelona buying a €100 million Eden Hazard or Antoine Griezmann are long gone. Instead, Spain’s top clubs are now looking at two things: buying players on the cheap, […]

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Need a striker? Valencia academy will groom a striker

It is no longer good enough for La Cantera to produce good players. Valencia’s famous academy now wants to prepare its young footballers for specific positions in the senior squad. This new precision engineering will ensure the academy performs as the factory to produce the exact specification of talent needed for Valencia’s first team, shared […]

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Jose Bordalas: the man bringing the fire to Valencia

Two years ago, Jose Bordalas was making headlines across Spain. His unfancied Getafe team, a second division side only 2 seasons before, were within touching distance of the Champions League. At one point, they were even third in LaLiga. Although the club eventually finished 5th, the coach had made his mark. In 5 years, he […]

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Training hiatus and season suspensions? Not a problem for Valencia’s dominating academy teams!

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in this turbulent stop-start season, it did not stop many of Valencia’s academy teams from excelling on the pitch.  The Juvenil B team, consisting of players between 17 to 18 years old, are this season’s Liga Nacional’s Group VIII champions. They have been on a roll, suffering […]

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