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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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Valencia 3-1 Levante: Derby win enough for hosts to keep third place

Valencia beat Levante 3-1 on Sunday evening in the derby to keep hold of third place after seeing Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad. Los Che took the lead in the 17th minute when Santi Mina put them 1-0 up after a superb corner, but Levante his straight back via Sergio Postigo, who levelled from an impressive corner of their own. Spanish winger Mina was ever impressive and hit the crossbar just before half-time, whilst Coke saw his header ruled out on the hour mark for a non-existent foul. Valencia then…

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La Copa News 

Coutinho delighted with first Barca goal

Philippe Coutinho has spoken of his delight after scoring his first Barcelona goal to seal their passage to the Copa del Rey final on Thursday evening. Luis Suarez’s close range header in the second half in the first leg at the Camp Nou last week gave Barca a slender advantage to take to Valencia but Los Che were by no means out of the tie. The best chance of the first half fell the way of Valencia when Rodrigo saw his header come crashing off the underside of the bar…

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La Copa Match Centre 

Valencia 0-2 Barcelona (Agg 0-3): Barca make it five finals in a row

Barcelona will play Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Copa del Rey final after their 2-0 win over Valencia at the Mestalla completed a 3-0 aggregate win in their semi final clash. Luis Suarez’s close range header in the second half in the first leg at the Camp Nou last week gave Barca a slender advantage to take to Valencia but Los Che were by no means out of the tie. The best chance of the first half fell the way of Valencia when Rodrigo saw his header come…

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La Copa News 

Valverde believes ‘injured’ Pique to start against Valencia

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has said he expects Gerard Pique to start Thursday evening’s tie with Valencia. The Catalan centre-back scored the equaliser against rivals Espanyol on Sunday afternoon but finished the game with a knock after a rough challenge from Gerard Moreno. The 31-year-old was set for a month out, according to various reports – and was expected to miss the upcoming Champions League clash with Chelsea later this month. Early reports claimed Pique will be back in early March, meaning Valverde now had limited defensive options ahead of the…

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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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Global La Liga News 

Juventus make major play for Valencia’s Gaya

Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya is reportedly gaining interest from Italian side Juventus. According to Tuttosport, Juve officials are keen on replacing Kwadwo Asamoah and veteran defender Stephan Lichsteiner, whilst Alex Sandro is subject to numerous offers to leave Turin. Gaya, along with Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, is on the shortlist at the Old Lady to replace the aforementioned and it is understood that tentative calls have been made to Los Che. 22-year-old Gaya, has been in good form this season at the Mestalla and has gained heavy plaudits…

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Global News 

Cancelo disciplined by Inter Milan after training outburts

Inter Milan have disciplined loanee Joao Cancelo after a poor attitude and several outbursts in training of late, according to reports. The Portuguese international left the Mestalla last summer after a fall out with the club’s fans, following links to La Liga side Barcelona and his open desire to join the Catalan side. A move to the Camp Nou failed to materialise and therefore, a move to Inter Milan on loan was agreed but his time with the Italian club has not gone smoothly. The defender has failed to gain…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Valencia set to sign Ivan Marcano

Valencia are closing in on the signing of Ivan Marcano from Portuguese side FC Porto, according to Plaza Deportiva. The defender has been linked with a move to the Mestalla since the start of last summer’s transfer window and it looks like that the player will be reunited with Los Che coach Marcelino García Toral, who gave him his first team debut while playing for Racing Santander. Marcano’s contract expires at the end of the season and according to Portuguese sources the defender has already agreed a deal which will make him a Valencia…

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Simeone plays down Griezmann outburst

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has played down Antoine Griezmann’s spat with his own fans during Sunday’s win over Valencia. The Frenchman’s future at the Wanda Metropolitano has come under heavy scrutiny of late, seeing him linked with a move to Manchester United or Barcelona. The latter were forced to deny they had an agreement with the former Real Sociedad man last month, leaving Atleti fans in doubt over his commitment and desire to play for the club. Griezmann has struggled for consistency this season, but is still widely regarded…

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