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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Valencia extend winless streak to 8 in 1-1 draw against Cadiz

2021 has only just begun, but it’s set to be a long one for Valencia if they continue playing like this.

Make no mistake about it. Los Che are in deep trouble. Although tonight’s draw has temporarily lifted them out of the drop zone, the situation is starting to get desperate for Javi Gracia’s men.

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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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Stolen! Poor officiating and impossible save rob Valencia of vital Nou Camp win

On a night when Jaume Domenech made a stupendous penalty stop, Lionel Messi equalled Pele’s goal record at a single club, and Barca defender Ronald Araujo scored a gravity-defying scissor kick, it was instead poor officiating and VAR that stole the headlines.

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Hugo heaves relief and gives belief in 2-2 Alaves draw

And now breathe. That’s 3 matches in a row now that this young Valencia side have induced gasps – and not always of pleasure – on Sunday 9pm. The team went from fumbling foreplay for most of the game against Deportivo Alaves to frenetic climax in the last half-hour, scoring two goals in quick succession to level the game before blowing a load of chances to win deep in. Sheer drama heated up the wintry night in Basque County.

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