LaLiga News 

Valencia determined to keep Marcelino at the club

Valencia have confirmed that boss Marcelino will be offered a new and improved deal this summer. Los Che are determined to keep the 52-year-old at the club and see him commit to a new lengthy contract, following last season’s impressive campaign, which saw them qualify for the Champions League. General manager Mateo Alemany has been speaking to the press regarding future plans at the club and in particular the success of Marcelino and his future.   “We have a good relationship. Marcelino is happy with us and we are happy…

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LaLiga News 

Marcelino believes Ter Stegen is Barcelona’s best player after defeat

Valencia boss Marcelino has praised Barcelona keeper Marc Andre ter-Stegen after he ensured defeat for Los Che, helping his side to a 2-1 victory. Barcelona continued their dominance in La Liga this season as they broke an all-time unbeaten record with a 2-1 win over Valencia at the Nou Camp. Ahead of second place, Atletico Madrid by 14 points, Barcelona broke a 38-year record set by Real Sociedad after goals by Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti in either half. The last three fixtures between these two free scoring sides had…

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LaLiga Match Centre News 

Valencia vs Espanyol: Hosts looking for fifth straight win

Valencia head into their game against Espanyol already certain of a Champions League spot, sitting 15 points clear of fifth placed Villareal with eight games to go. KICK OFF TIME: 19:45 GMT STADIUM: MESTALLA On the back of four consecutive wins, The Bats head into the fixture in full confidence and their manager, Marcelino Garcia Toral will certainly thrilled with his side’s defensive work. Valencia’s back four have only conceded once in their last four La Liga outings. Defenders have been powerless to stop Rodrigo Moreno on current form, as…

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Valencia v. Alaves Blog LaLiga 

Valencia rekindle sparkling form ahead of race for third-place finish

Last week, thousands of people flooded the streets and squares of Valencia in celebration of the annual tradition of Las Fallas; five days of constant cacophonies and marching medieval men and women pulsing through the city. Yet, it wasn’t only the streets that were full of noise. The grand and delicate framework of the Estadio Mestalla shook thrice as Los Che cruised to a 3-1 victory over Alavés to boost realistic hopes of Champions League qualification after a painfully long absence from Europe’s premier competition. Indeed, on the pitch, Las…

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LaLiga News 

Marcelino: This team have made me happy all season

Valencia boss Marcelino has praised his side following the win over Alaves and said that he has been happy with their performance all season. It took just 19 minutes for the home side to break the deadlock after Spanish international Rodrigo Moreno tucked away a superb team move, which involved the impressive Simone Zaza. Los Che boss Marcelino has toyed with his strike force since the turn of the year, having signed Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid in January, but it was Rodrigo and Zaza, who combined well throughout the…

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LaLiga News 

Valencia concerns over Santi Mina

During Sunday’s  2-0 win over Real Betis Valencia had lost forward Santi Mina through injury and there are growing concerns over his time out. The Galician forward was taken off after just thirty minutes with a suspected hamstring injury, he is to have medical examinations today to learn the extent of his injury, the club fear that he will be out for a lengthy amount of time. Mina who is currently top goalscorer for Los Che’s has been in impressive form this season despite only starting half of his games…

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Marcelino LaLiga News 

Valencia coach Marcelino on Santi Mina, Sevilla and satisfied Betis win

Valencia extended their unbeaten run to five with an impressive 2-0 victory over rivals Real Betis Sunday night. Head coach Marcelino praised his side’s performance and gave an update on Santi Mina. Goals from Rodrigo Moreno and Simone Zaza ensured the points with the latter coming on for Santi Mina a few minutes before half-time as he appeared to sustain a hamstring injury. The win widens the deficit between them and fifth place Sevilla to five while also applying the pressure on third place Real Madrid who lie a point ahead. Los…

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LaLiga Match Centre News 

Malaga 1-2 Valencia: Marcelino masterclass helps Valencia to comeback win

Valencia came back from a goal down to win late in a tricky tie against bottom side Malaga on Saturday night. The hosts bagged the go-ahead goal in the first half, but a tactical switch from Marcelino and a red card for Ignasi Miquel meant Los Che left Andalusia with all three points. Backed by the home crowd, Jose Gonzalez’s team started strongest with debutant Maxime Lestienne making his debut on the right-hand side, providing some of the pace which has been lacking for much of the season so far.…

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Malaga LaLiga Match Centre 

Malaga vs Valencia: Valencia face rock bottom side Malaga

Saturday evening sees third place Valencia travel to bottom side Malaga, in a game that on paper should be an easy win for the away side, although you can never be certain. Last time out for the hosts Malaga, they lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid. On the other hand, Valencia beat 17th place Levante. A win for Marcelino’s side could see them move four points clear of fourth-placed Real Madrid, at least for 24 hours. Meanwhile, a victory for the home side could cut the points difference from safety down to four points.…

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La Copa News 

Marcelino warns his players ahead of Barca tie

Valencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral has told his players to take Thursday evening’s Copa del Rey clash with Barcelona with care and sense. Los Che are 1-0 down after Luis Suarez’s strike last Thursday at the Mestalla and they are underdogs heading into the second leg at the Camp Nou. Having had a good season in the league thus far, Valencia have been impressing on all accounts and deservedly are in the latter stages of the cup but they must produce a big performance against Ernesto Valverde’s men to progress.…

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