Misery, Mayhem and Mediocrity at the Mestalla: Valencia collapse to a shocking 2-3 defeat to Barcelona

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.

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LaLiga must punish Cadiz’s Juan Cala if it is serious about fighting racism

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 […]

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Woeful Valencia left wanting after 0-2 defeat to Real Madrid

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 […]

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Superb Soler: Valencia’s prophetic talisman scores a 20-yard screamer to snap winless streak

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.

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Heartbreak at home: Poor defending and freak injuries condemn Valencia to a 0-1 defeat

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.

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