La Liga News 

Zaza hopeful of making Barca clash

Valencia forward Simone Zaza hopes to be fit to face Barcelona in the top of the table clash at the Mestalla on Sunday night. The Italian forward picked up a knee injury while on international duty with his country and spent last Sunday’s 2-0 win at Espanyol on the bench. The club made the decision not to operate on the striker and he has taken part in training this week despite still feeling discomfort albeit pausing at times to have words with club doctor Luis Silvestre. He also remained behind…

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Spanish Papers: Marca distract Real Madrid form with Valencia praise

Good Morning and welcome to our round-up of Monday morning’s Spanish papers, where Marca have celebrated Valencia’s win over Espanyol. The Madrid derby seems long forgotten as Marca feature Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina on the front page of the Monday morning cover. With Barcelona beating Leganes on Saturday 3-0, pressure was on Valencia to maintain their impressive run and make next weekend’s clash between the top two a eye-catching clash. In truth, it wasn’t Los Che’s best performance of the season as their Catalan hosts had the best chances…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Espanyol 0-2 Valencia: Los Che keeping pace with Barca

Valencia beat Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday afternoon thanks to goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina. With Barcelona beating Leganes on Saturday 3-0, pressure was on Valencia to maintain their impressive run and make next weekend’s clash between the top two a eye-catching clash. In truth, it wasn’t Los Che’s best performance of the season as their Catalan hosts had the best chances of the first half. Gerard Moreno and Sergi Darder both came close, hitting the post with their respective efforts. However, despite their domination, the home side fell…

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La Liga News 

Valencia’s Simone Zaza needs knee surgery

Valencia boss Marcelino has revealed that Simone Zaza needs to undergo surgery after aggravating a meniscus tear. The former West Ham United striker has been in superb form this season for Los Che, scoring nine goals and in the process – helping them sit behind league leaders Barcelona, having lost none of their opening 11 La Liga games. Having been included in the Italian national squad for their World Cup 2018 play-off against Sweden last weekend; the striker was forced to pull out having suffered the tear in training. Whilst…

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Global Gossip News 

High-flying Valencia to swoop for Everton striker Sandro Ramirez?

Valencia have joined a host of clubs including Sevilla to offer Sandro a route back to La Liga after a disastrous start to life in England. The former Barcelona striker has failed to open his Premier League account thus far after netting 14 times last season. Having made just five appearances this season, the player has not been included in a matchday squad since Ronald Koeman departed the Toffees hotseat. The Spanish Under-21 international signed for Everton when they triggered the £5.1 million buyout clause in his Malaga contract. According…

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La Liga News 

Five things to expect this weekend in La Liga – Round 12

Welcome to our short preview ahead of Round 12′ fixtures in La Liga this coming weekend, predicting the five things that we expect to happen. Messi to score and Barcelona to win Barcelona haven’t been brilliant this season but they remain unbeaten and sit pretty at the of the La Liga standings ahead of second placed Valencia. Whilst the Catalan side do struggle after the international break; it is expected that Ernesto Valverde’s side will beat Leganes, who have dipped in form following their impressive start following promotion. The Estadio…

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La Liga News 

Valencia’s ‘fake fans’ statement causing problems

A club statement from Valencia owner Peter Lim has caused upset amongst fans and staff at the club, claims Sky Sports commentator Terry Gibson. Lim’s company bought a controlling stake at the Mestalla back in 2014 in a move which caused unrest amongst the club’s fans and struggles on the pitch. Since the takeover from Lim’s holdings company – Valencia fans have seen several different managers arrive and quickly depart. Ernesto Valverde, Miroslav Djukic, Juan Antonio Pizzi, Nuno Espirito Santo, Voro, Gary Neville, Paco Ayestaran and Cesare Prandelli have all…

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La Liga News 

Leganes move for Orellana after La Liga block Eibar move

Leganes will make a January move for Valencia’s Fabian Orellana, according to reports. Diario AS reports the newly promoted La Liga side are ready to make a fresh deal in the upcoming transfer window, picking up on a failed deal over the summer. The proposed deal comes after La Liga blocked a move for the winger to join Eibar as an emergency transfer replacement for injured Fran Rico. Midfielder Rico underwent surgery on the 29th of September to address the “significant chondropathy” on his right knee and is out of action for a…

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La Liga News 

Valencia club statement blames ‘fake fans’ for struggles

Valencia have released a statement blaming the club’s ‘fake fans’ for their struggles over the last few years since Peter Lim’s company Meriton took over. Lim’s company bought a controlling stake at the Mestalla back in 2014 in a move which caused unrest amongst the club’s fans and struggles on the pitch. Since the takeover from Lim’s holdings company – Valencia fans have seen several different managers arrive and quickly depart. Ernesto Valverde, Miroslav Djukic, Juan Antonio Pizzi, Nuno Espirito Santo, Voro, Gary Neville, Paco Ayestaran and Cesare Prandelli have…

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La Liga News 

La Liga block Eibar move for Fabian Orellana

La Liga have blocked a possible move for Fabian Orellana to Eibar as an emergency transfer replacement for injured Fran Rico despite the transfer being at an advanced stage. Midfielder Fran Rico underwent surgery on the 29th of September to address the “significant chondropathy” on his right knee and is out of action for a long period of time. However the league deemed that the injury does not meet the criteria of a serious long term injury meaning that the Basques can’t move for out of favour Valencia wideman Orellana until…

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