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Week 25 in review
With Valencia and Atlético Madrid in action in the Copa Del Rey semi-final second leg, it was a reduced schedule of fixtures that got underway on Friday evening as hosts Celta Vigo and visitors Osasuna played out a 1-1 draw at Balaídos. The early evening game Saturday saw Elche move up two places to 10th with an impressive 3-2 win away at Granada, the home side having taken the lead twice in the game before late goals from Victor Campuzano and Fidel Chaves saw Los Franjiverdes leave with all 3 points on the night. The other game of the evening saw Real Madrid remain second with a comfortable 2-0 win at home against local rivals Getafe, the side they recently overcame in the other Copa Del Rey semi-final tie. Luka Jovic was again on the scoresheet against Getafe, with the visitors having to play out the last 30 minutes with 10 men after Damian Suarez was sent off for a second bookable offence.
3rd placed Barcelona looked back to their best as they swept aside Sevilla 4-1 in the afternoon kick-off on Sunday, a hat-trick from French international Antoine Griezmann and a penalty from Lionel Messi doing the damage before a stoppage time strike from Luuk De Jong restored some pride for the visitors. Barcelona remain 5 points behind Real Madrid in the table after their win. Cadiz, meanwhile, remain firmly rooted in a relegation battle after another defeat, this time falling 2-0 at home at the hands of Valladolid. It was a similar story for Levante who were thumped 5-1 at home by Athletic Bilbao, with all five goals coming from a sensational performance by Iñaki Williams, who now has 13 for the season. The Basque side currently sit 5th in the Europa league qualification spot, on level points with Basque rivals Real Sociedad, who were comfortable 2-0 winners in their game as they hosted Huesca.
The final game came on Monday evening where bottom club Eibar took the lead after just 5 minutes away to Alavés, courtesy of a goal from Kike, before then being 2-1 down at the break, a double from Luis Rioja turning the game on it’s head. The struggling Basque side thought they’d done enough to snatch a point against their Basque rivals when Kike scored again in the 91st minute, but there was still time for former West Ham man Lucas to grab a winner for the hosts and condemn Eibar to their 18th defeat of the season.
Massive overcome against Atlético 👏🏻 Congratulations
If Lim decides to sell, it will make your job a lot easier, mone-wise (If the new owner happen to keep you, ofc)
Amazing job in the league, Champions League qualification seems certain, which can only help
Very ell done so far, mate 😉 #AmuntValencia
Valencia takeover talks breakdown again
Valencia fans were once again left disappointed as news emerged that takeover talks between Zhao Haoran and controversial current owner Peter Lim had once again broken down. The Chinese billionaire had originally looked to takeover the club back in October, although initial offers were too far apart to conclude a deal. Hope was renewed that a deal could perhaps be agreed this time when the rich investor came back in for the club, but it appears this time there has been a failure to satisfy certain documentation which would allow him to take his proposed investment further.
Despite sitting in a healthy position on the pitch, currently top of La Liga and also recently reaching the Copa Del Rey final after overturning a semi-final first leg deficit, off the pitch the club are in dire financial straits, heavily in debt and still with the shadow of an unfinished and abandoned new stadium project hanging over the club. Although the breakdown of any takeover means any potential transfer embargo has been lifted, the honest truth is the club are not currently really in any position to make any real impact in the market, a fact which is bound to concern the fans, especially as impressive young coach Sie Barlow continues to turn heads with his performances on the pitch. Quite naturally the fans are worried he could be attracted elsewhere if he is continually frustrated in his aims to take the club forward and develop the squad further.
The hope is that Haoran, or any other potential investor, will continue to be attracted to the proposition due to the on-field performances, and that ultimately a takeover or at least financial investment can be agreed to help fund the club continue to be competitive in the short to mid-term future. Next up is a trip to face Cadiz at the weekend before an international break and then an extremely congested run of fixtures in April, so any positive news would definitely be welcome.
Massive overcome against Atlético 👏🏻 Congratulations If Lim decides to sell, it will make your job a lot easier, mone-wise (If the new owner happen to keep you, ofc) Amazing job in the league, Champions League qualification seems certain, which can only helpVery ell done so far, mate 😉 #AmuntValencia
Thanks, sadly not to be as the talks have broken down again. I dream of a takeover. I have a shortlist and scouting reports that need a takeover :-) Going to be heartbreaking if the squad is ripped apart at the end of the season and I am unable to continue the vision, I remain hopeful, in the meantime I'll just keep trying to win football matches :-) #AmuntValencia
p.s. As a side note, if anyone knows how to get rid of that god awful blue border that has been inflicted upon me with the update, please let me know!!!
Thanks, sadly not to be as the talks have broken down again. I dream of a takeover. I have a shortlist and scouting reports that need a takeover :-) Going to be heartbreaking if the squad is ripped apart at the end of the season and I am unable to continue the vision, I remain hopeful, in the meantime I'll just keep trying to win football matches :-) #AmuntValencia p.s. As a side note, if anyone knows how to get rid of that god awful blue border that has been inflicted upon me with the update, please let me know!!!
That's where the fun in those kind of save is: Seeing every player you developed being sold for a few millions so you have to start over again and again and again, until you've sold so many players that your bank balance turns positive 😂 Then you will see the quids stocking and you will feel hugely proud Hahaha
Week 26 in review
There was another condensed fixture list on Thursday as just 14 teams squared off in Round 26 of La Liga. Undoubtedly the game of the evening came at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Atlético Madrid, bouncing back from their Copa Del Rey disappointment, tore apart Granada 7-0. The hosts were aided by the fact that Granada found themselves down to 9 men by half-time, with both Kenedy and Yangel Herrera receiving their marching orders in the first period, with Atlético taking a 4-0 lead into the break. Former Porto midfielder Hector Herrera ended the match with 4 goals, with former Spurs defender Kieran Trippier also getting on the scoresheet.
With none of the top 3 in action, just above the Madrid side, Athletic Bilbao remain fourth, although having played 2 games more, courtesy of a 1-0 win against Celta Vigo. Real Betis also remain in the hunt for European qualification following a 2-0 victory away to Osasuna, while Cadiz suffered another defeat, this time on the road against Elche. Alavés climbed up to 13th in the table following a 94th minute winner from Deyverson saw them claim all 3 points away to Getafe, who remain just above the relegation zone. Another team who continue to hover in and around relegation are Huesca, who were beaten 2-0 by Villarreal, on-loan Valencia attacker Manu Vallejo again on the scoresheet. Levante picked up what could be a valuable point, albeit they remain in the bottom 3, with a 0-0 draw away to Valladolid.
League leaders need injury time winner against struggling Cadiz
Top of the table Valencia made extremely difficult work of their trip to Cadiz last night, as they needed a goal deep into stoppage time to ensure all 3 points against a side who came into the game having lost 5 of their previous 6 games. Visitors Valencia welcomed back Jasper Cillessen in goal, while Barlow also opted to rest the recently returned Gonçalo Guedes and veteran defender Antonio Valencia for the clash, Joshua Zirkzee and Thierry Correia also coming into the starting XI.
Unsurprisingly the league leaders dominated the first half, enjoying more of the ball and also creating plenty of opportunities, although they will be no doubt disappointed that only one of those was on target. The hosts, meanwhile, were clearly set up to frustrate Valencia rather than display any attacking ambition of their own, failing to muster up a single shot in the opening period, with the only incident of note seeing centre-half Cala pick up a booking for an over-exuberant challenge.
The second half started in a similar vein, Valencia dominating the ball as they tried to break down the resolute hosts. 11 minutes after the restart the league leaders were dealt a blow when they lost captain José Gayà, the full back coming off with what appeared to be an ankle injury, Toni Lato been sent on to replace him. There were also appearances from the bench for Carlos Soler and Eliaquim Mangala, as the visitors looked to freshen things up in the encounter.
With shared points looking the most likely outcome, another period of sustained Valencia pressure eventually led to a breakthrough in stoppage time. Launching wave after wave of attack, as Maxi Gómez went down heavily and failed to get up, but the referee ignoring any potential incident, the visitors continued to press forward, sending the ball wide to substitute Toni Lato. The 23 year old, making his 5th La Liga appearance from the bench, did well to beat former Liverpool man Bobby Adekanye down the left hand side before fizzing in a wonderful ball towards the far post. Quickest to react in the middle was Danish international Daniel Wass, the utility man playing in central midfield, latching onto the cross to fire home into the bottom corner beyond Jeremias Ledesma to steal all 3 points.
It was the first goal of the season for former Celta Vigo regular Wass, and came at a vital time to enable Los Che to record their 5th straight win in the competition, maintaining a 7 point advantage over current holders Real Madrid, with a valuable game in hand. After the game it was confirmed that skipper José Gayà had suffered a twisted ankle, an injury which is set to keep him sidelined for the next 3-6 weeks, a bitter blow to Valencia in the push for their first title since 2004.
Week 27 in review
The latest round of fixtures began on Friday night as second placed Real Madrid dropped more points in their quest to retain the title, as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Real Sociedad. Hosts Sociedad took the lead 15 minutes in, through the impressive Alexander Isak who now has 20 goals for the season, before Real Madrid grabbed an equaliser 9 minutes after the break, midfielder Isco with the goal. The result saw Madrid temporarily move within 4 points of Valencia, having played 2 games more.
There were also plenty of shocks on Sunday, most notably starting with the noon kick-off, where struggling Getafe ran out surprise 3-1 winners against Sevilla, a result which sees the hosts now sit 4 points clear of the relegation places, a double from on-loan Watford striker Juan Hernandez giving Getafe a 2-0 lead after just 10 minutes. Another on loan striker, this time Valencia man Manu Vallejo, was again on target as his side Villarreal came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Real Betis. There was another shock at the Estadi Ciutat de València as Levante climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time since November following an impressive 3-1 victory against Elche.
Atlético Madrid climbed back above Athletic Bilbao as they beat the Basque outfit 2-0 at the Metropolitano, while Barcelona remained above them in 3rd as they brushed aside Eibar 4-1, the visitors finding themselves with an uphill struggle after being reduced to 10 men after just 26 minutes. Eibar are currently 2 points adrift at the foot of the table, and favourites to go down with just 4 wins so far this season. Fellow relegation candidates Huesca also fell to another defeat, Deyverson with another late goal for Alavés condemning the visitors to a 1-0 defeat.
Granada moved back up 1 place to 11th with a 3-1 win at home against Osasuna, having a 3-0 advantage before the visitors pulled one back late on, while there was nothing to split Valladolid and Celta Vigo as they played out a 0-0 draw in the final fixture of the weekend.
International round-up (Part 7)
It was a dream return to International football for Portuguese winger Gonçalo Guedes as he scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Scotland in ta World Cup qualification game in Lisbon. The 24 year old, making his 26th appearance for his country, had only recently returned for club side Valencia following a knee injury suffered back in January, so he was delighted to start leading the line for his national team, the same position he has filled at the Mestalla in recent weeks. Both goals for Guedes came in the first half, before he was eventually substituted with 15 minutes remaining.
Another among the goals this international window as midfielder Yunus Musah. The American international grabbed his first ever goal for the US Men’s National team in a 2-0 win over Honduras, grabbing the opener before Christian Pulisic confirmed the victory late on. Fellow midfielder Carlos Soler made his debut for Spain in a 3-0 win over Luxembourg, the 24 year old midfielder being handed the start for his first ever cap.
On loan Joshua Zirkzee was another winner as he scored in a 3-1 win for the Netherlands Under-21’s against Albania, while Lee Kang-In featured in a 3-0 win against Myanmar, although he failed to find the target for his country. Valencia youngsters featured heavily once more for the Spanish Under-21’s, who drew 1-1 with their Belgian counterparts, with Jesús Vázquez the stand out performer of the youngsters, while in the Under-19’s Martin Tejón had a great game in a 3-0 win over Slovakia, setting up 2 of the 3 goals for his side. Finally, recent arrival Nicolás De La Cruz also had a stand out performance in a 1-1 draw with Chile.
International round-up (Part 8)
Antonio Valencia had plenty to smile about as he came up against team-mates Maxi Gómez and Nicolás De La Cruz on Saturday as Ecuador hosted Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier. The hosts ran out 2-1 winners despite originally falling behind, with Valencia on target from the penalty spot to pull his country level before a late late goal ensured victory. Valencia played the full game in the win, while De La Cruz started and played the first 55 minutes, coming off just after Valencia’s equaliser, while Gómez was thrown on for the last half hour in the defeat.
Lee Kang-In again started for Korea Under-23’s, this time in a 2-0 victory against Indonesia, playing the first hour and having a solid game in the win, including an assist. Portugal had an easy time of it in Andorra as they ran out comfortable 6-0 winners, with Gonçalo Guedes coming off the bench in this one, featuring for the last 30 minutes in the match which saw Atlético Madrid striker Joao Félix grabbing a hat-trick. Carlos Soler also won his second cap for Spain, claiming an assist to boot, as they won 3-0 against Azerbaijan to maintain their perfect start in their World Cup qualification game, winning the game by the same scoreline as their opening fixture against Luxembourg.
Finally, there was once again a strong presence in the Spanish Under-21’s, a 0-0 draw against England with a back four featuring three from Valencia, with Ivan Muñoz and Hugo Guillamón partnering at the back, and Joseda tucking in at right back. Fran Pérez and Jesús Vázquez once again also featured.
International round-up (Part 9)
Gonçalo Guedes once again came off the bench for Portugal in their final World Cup qualifier of this latest round of fixtures, grabbing a vital assist for Borussia Dortmund full-back Raphael Guerreiro to hand Portugal a 1-0 win against a very solid Montenegro. The goal, just after the hour mark, means Portugal have won all 3 of their qualification games without conceding, Guedes featuring in all 3 before his return to Spain. There was less joy for Carlos Soler, substituted after an hour while winning his 3rd cap as Spain suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against Ireland, Patrick Bamford and Shane Duffy giving Ireland the surprising win.
There was less action for Denis Cheryshev, who managed just 10 minutes off the bench at the end of a 1-0 victory against Romania, his first action during the international break, as he was an unused substitute in the win against Israel and defeat to Belgium. That was also the case for Daniel Wass, although he got slightly longer, getting 23 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Norway after being unused in the first 2 games. Martin Tejón came off the bench again in another victory for the Spanish Under-19s, this time comfortably beating Andorra 3-0, all 3 goals coming from Barcelona youngsters.
Valencia get better of Atlético again
League leaders Valencia took a massive step towards a potential shock title win with a hard fought 1-0 win against Atlético Madid in La Liga this weekend. It was the 5th time the two sides have met this season, with Valencia having the better of things previously with 2 wins and a draw, losing just once in the Copa Del Rey semi-final although they overturned the deficit in the second leg. Valencia were still without long term absentee Kevin Gameiro to face his former club, while skipper José Gayà also missed out after failing to recover from a twisted ankle. Atlético had Felipe missing but they were able to welcome back former Manchester City defender Stefan Savic after a calf injury.
Atlético, 4th in the league coming into the game, needed to be alert as early as the fourth minute as the hosts looked to sneak an early lead. A long build up involving Musah and Soler in the middle, Wass on the right and Thierry Correia on the left eventually saw the Portuguese full-back, in for the injured José Gayà, slip in Joshua Zirkzee. The striker took a touch, allowing Berat Djimsiti to make the tackle, and when the loose ball broke to Maxi Gómez, Stefan Savic had to react quickly to block his effort well before the ball was eventually cleared. The visitors then had a chance themselves 18 minutes in. A throw in down the left from Sime Vrsaljko found Saúl, who worked the ball between himself, Koke and Llorente in the middle before finding the run of Diego Costa. The experienced striker played a quick one-two with fellow front man Joao Félix before eventually dragging his effort wide of the upright, with Cillessen rushing out to close down the former Chelsea man.
Valencia broke the deadlock just before half-time, with all eyes on Atlético keeper Jan Oblak who could have perhaps done better to keep out the hosts. A goal kick from the Atlético shot stopper was won in the air by Musah, who used fellow midfielder Carlos Soler. A searching ball for Zirkzee was initially cleared, but Gabriel picked back up the ball, using Correia who opted to lay all the way back to Cillessen. The Valencia keeper played a short one to Diakhaby, who then played through Soler and Musah, the ball switched wide to Wass on the overlap down the right. The Danish international cut the ball back into midfield, with Musah and Soler again involved, the latter picking out Maxi Gómez in space left of the goal. The Uruguayan striker wound up and fired one in from an acute angle, and despite getting a hand to it, Oblak could only watch on as the ball hit the post and rolled into the empty net.
Taking a 1-0 advantage into the break was always going to favour Valencia, who have the joint best defensive record in the division, having conceded just 18 goals so far, and the uphill task for the visitors was made even worse when they were reduced to 10 men before the hour mark. Midfielder Saúl Ñíguez, just minutes after picking up a booking for a foul on winger Nicolás De La Cruz, inexplicably handled the ball when he went up for a challenge with Gabriel, giving referee Xavier Estrada Fernández no choice but to brandish a second yellow, the first red he has shown this season.
Unsurprisingly the hosts, with the man advantage, dominated possession for the final 30 minutes, although they failed to create any more real chances of note, despite managing a total of 8 shots on target, while the visitors picked up a further 3 bookings as the game threatened to spill over, while also failing to register a single shot on target themselves as they slumped to their fourth defeat of the season, which sees them sit just 2 points ahead of Athletic Bilbao in the final champions league spot now, although they do have a game in hand at present, but could slip to 5th if Bilbao win tomorrow. Valencia, meanwhile, return to 7 points clear at the top with the fans finally starting to believe this could be their year.
Week 28 in review
Real Madrid maintained the pressure on Valencia as they got the latest round of fixtures underway with a 2-1 win at home against Granada on Friday night. Despite being 1-0 down after 7 minutes, the current champions came back at the Bernabéu thanks to goals from Mariano just before the break, and Luka Jovic in the second half, to secure all 3 points.
The main talking point on Saturday was without doubt the shock 2-1 victory for Huesca over Real Betis. The visitors came into this one on a 16 game unbeaten run, while the hosts had only managed 4 wins all season, but 2 goals at the end of the first half ensured the win, which saw them briefly climb outside the relegation zone. Sevilla had no such issues as they brushed aside Valladolid 4-0, with Suso grabbing a brace. There was another brace for in-form Alexander Isak also, but his double was only worthy of a point in a 2-2 draw on the road at Osasuna. The final game on Saturday evening saw Barcelona drop more points in their chase for the title, as they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Villarreal, who ended the game with 10 men after former Arsenal and Valencia man Francis Coquelin was dismissed with 6 minutes to go.
There was a distinct lack of goals again in the early kick-off on Sunday, replicating the late game Saturday evening with another 0-0 stalemate, this time Elche and Alavés the sides failing to get the better of each other. The honours were even at Balaídos too, as Nolito rescued a point for hosts Celta Vigo against visiting Getafe. The final game of the evening, after Valencia’s slender 1-0 victory over Atlético Madrid, saw Levante send Huesca back into the relegation zone, despite their impressive victory the previous day, with a 2-0 win at bottom club Eibar.
The final action came from San Mamés on Monday evening, as hosts Athletic Bilbao climbed back into the Champions’ League qualification spots with a 2-0 win over struggling Cádiz, Iñaki Williams among the scorers for his 14th league goal of the season, Bilbao moving a point back above Atlético Madrid, who have 2 games in hand.
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