La Copa News 

Valencia win leaves Marcelino annoyed with performance

Valencia boss Marcelino has said he was left annoyed at his side’s performance in the 2-1 win over Alaves on Wednesday evening. All the goals in this game came in the second half here too and it was the visitors who stunned the home fans by taking the lead. Ruben Sobrino had a shot from all of 30 yards out which arrowed into the top corner. However they were ahead for only seven minutes when Goncalo Guedes’ cross from the right somehow found its way into the net as Antonio…

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Valencia CF: has the sleeping giant awoken at last?

Sitting in third place, five points clear of last season’s Liga and Champions League winners Real Madrid, it is fair to say that Los Che are in a very promising position. However, it is easy to forget the fact that not long ago, the six-time Spanish Champions were teetering on the brink of relegation and the threat of a drop to the Segunda Division was looming over them like Peter Crouch in a room full of jockeys. This time last year Gary Neville was one month into his reign at Els Taronges,…

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La Liga Match Centre Spain 

Exceeding sides set to clash for the first time in La Liga

Two sides who have exceeded expectations this season, meet for the first time in La Liga at the Estadio de Mestalla as they attempt to maintain their bright starts into the New Year. The first half of the season couldn’t have gone any better for Valencia or Girona with both sides sat comfortably in the top half of the table as they look to push on. Valencia have started to stutter and seem to be losing touch at the top with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with Marcelino’s men losing three…

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La Liga News 

Luciano Vietto speaks on Marcelino’s influence in Los Che deal

New Valencia signing Luciano Vietto has spoken about Marcelino’s influence in helping him join the club from Atletico Madrid. The striker will be reunited with former Villarreal manager Marcelino, who helped the Argentine during his first year in Spain, with Los Che having an option to buy at the end of the campaign. And, the Argentine striker has spoken about his decision to move to the Mestalla and reject a move to Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon. “There was an agreement between Atlético and Sporting but Valencia appeared and it excited…

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La Liga News 

La Liga News UK End of Year Awards: Manager

Welcome to the first edition of the La Liga News UK End of Year awards. Today’s article is the first in a series of public votes with the aim of finding the very best of Spanish football in 2017. Every day, we will nominate four candidates in their respective candidates and give a brief summary as to why we feel they should win their respective award. It will be then left you, our readers, to vote for the candidate you feel deserves the prize. If none of our nominations take…

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La Liga News 

Marcelino believes Los Che should not have lost to Eibar

Valencia boss Marcelino has said his side did not deserve to lose to Eibar on Saturday. Having lost to Getafe two weeks ago for the first time this season, Valencia have seemed a little rocky. Chances to push closer towards league leaders Barcelona have done and gone and their defeat to Eibar now leaves them sitting six points behind the Catalan giants. Marcelino, who has been behind Los Che’s success this season commented on his side’s defeat and said that his side didn’t deserve to leave the Ipurua empty handed….

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La Liga News 

Valencia boss Marcelino believes Real Madrid are ‘weaker’

Valencia boss Marcelino believes Real Madrid are ‘weaker’ than last season after discussing his side’s chances of a title push. Los Blancos are already currently in fourth in La Liga, eight points behind league leaders and rivals Barcelona, despite being just 14 games into the season. Boss Zinedine Zidane is under pressure to get his side performing, having won the title last season, along with the last two editions of the Champions League after being promoted from the Castilla in 2016. In contrast, Valencia sit second having lost their first…

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La Liga News 

Unbeaten Valencia aim to stop Barcelona stronghold on top spot away at Getafe

Valencia travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez buoyant from a great display against league leaders, Barcelona last weekend despite conceding a late goal. Marcelino’s men carried on their emphatic start to the season, coming close to causing a massive upset until the late Jordi Alba equalizer.  Last week’s draw keeps leaders Barcelona ahead by four points, but Valencia will be looking to close the gap further when they tackle Getafe this Sunday. The Los Che are only one of three teams still unbeaten in the league this season, four ahead…

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La Liga News 

Marcelino in the stands for Barcelona game

Valencia boss Marcelino will be forced to sit out his side’s Sunday evening clash with Barcelona due to suspension. The 52-year-old was caught up in controversy last weekend against Espanyol after appealing a decision from referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez. The Mestalla based side beat Quique Sanchez Flores’ Espanyol 2-0 thanks to goals for Santi Mina and Geoffrey Kondogbia. Whilst Los Che appealed the decision that saw him sent to the stands; it is not confirmed that he will miss the next two La Liga fixtures. “Having evaluated the visual and…

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La Liga News 

Marcelino expected to be handed Inter Milan role

Valencia boss Marcelino has revealed that he expected to be offered the Inter Milan job last season. Having sacked Frank de Boer in early November, the Italian side looked for a replacement and the now Valencia boss was favourite, however, the Nerazzurri opted to appoint Stefano Pioli. And, Marcelino has now discussed his surprise at being offered the job, telling Gazzetta dello Sport’s Extra Time: “A year ago my staff and I were contacted by Inter’s executives. “We went to Milan and had two technical meetings. After the second we were sure…

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