Four Valencia players are heading to Euro 2020. Who will shine the brightest?Continue Reading
Football matches being played out in empty stadiums, CGI-generated crowds and VAR gaffes. Love it or hate it, the 2020/21 LaLiga season will go down in history as the one that both gave hope amid uncertain times and, the one that broke hearts.Continue Reading
Now how close was that?
On a feisty and excruciatingly intense evening at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, we fought valiantly against Sevilla with renewed gusto and flair only to squander our momentum due to shocking defending and missed chances.Continue Reading
Well, that unravelled quickly. On a sultry night, debt-riddled, controversy-strewn and once-almighty Barcelona were there for the taking. And we nearly did. At the 50th minute mark and 1-0 up, we threatened to maraud our way through an increasingly frustrated and muddled Barcelona team.Continue Reading
In the end, it only took seven yellow cards, one red card, two penalties — one scuffed — and a moment of magic from Gabriel Paulista for Valencia to wrench a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Mestalla.Continue Reading
We’ve been here before, haven’t we? We were here last year when 26-year-old Inaki Williams was subjected to monkey chants by Espanyol fans at the RCDE Stadium and here throughout Samuel Eto’o’s decorated career in La Liga when the Cameroonian legend suffered years of vile, racist abuse. And who can forget when racism in Spanish […]Continue Reading
Real Madrid (2) Valencia (0) Karim Benzema 12′Toni Kroos 42′ Perhaps, when we think about some of the great Valencia teams, we see quick passing football played at a blinding pace, with courage and flair and players seamlessly switching between the lines to run down the opponents. This time around, we were on the receiving […]Continue Reading
Timing is everything, especially for midfielders. When to run into space. When to launch a killer pass. When to shoot. Get a couple of these things right and you stand a chance of doing well; get all of them right and you could be as good as Carlos Soler.Continue Reading
On a wild evening at the Mestalla, Valencia and Sevilla produced a mind-bogglingly tense, tight and testy game of football.
In the end, a mistake from a rookie and injuries to several key players made this another game to forget. The problems in the game were again glaring: careless defending, a lack of killer instinct and the inability to capitalise on possession.Continue Reading
This was the night when Valencia had wanted to prove their mettle, to fire the excitement of what looks to be an unpredictable but promising season ahead, with so many of its young guns stepping up.Continue Reading