Mayhem At The Mestalla: Valencia come from behind to draw 2-2 with Real Sociedad

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. On a slightly overcast Sunday evening, Valencia and Real Sociedad fought out a commendably feisty draw that will […]

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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

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 end. Our showdown against Real Madrid at the Estadio Alfredo […]

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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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Step up! 5 Valencia players who can make a difference

Let’s face it. It has been a forgettable transfer window. The pandemic has hit Valencia hard financially, forcing the club to be prudent. Big names have left. It sucks. But now is a chance for the rest to step up. Batzine looks at 5 who can play bigger roles. 1.) Goncalo Guedes Valencia’s 40-million euros record signing […]

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Uninspired Los Che crumble to a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis

Squint a little and there was something oddly familiar about Valencia’s defeat to Real Betis at the Mestalla on Saturday night. This was a forgettable occasion for Javi Gracia’s under-conditioned team and revealed glimpses of what went wrong last season: shoddy defending, a lack of conviction and desire to win.

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Valencia eye Casablanca after setting up academy in Marrakech

For years, Valencia had established academies across continents like Asia, North America and Europe. So when the time came for it to launch its first academy in 2020, it decided to look across the Strait of Gibraltar to its closest neighbour — Africa. The reception for the Marrakech academy has been encouraging. When it first […]

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