Vela’s late strike seals La Real’s Europa League place

A surprise early goal from loanee Jhon Cordoba was rectified in this encounter with Canales scoring from a deflected cross and Vela nicking the win in stoppage time with a tantalising solo run.  No surprises as La Real started as the better side: Three corners in four minutes and two blocked efforts from Vela and…

Sevilla end win drought as Rayo remain struggling

Sevilla, 7 without a win, faced an away trip at Vallecas to face a Rayo side attempting to play their usual slick football style. Unai Emery stated midweek that it isn’t necessarily who they beat to end this torrid run, but ‘to make sure it happens soon.’ However, the hosts also need to bounce back…

Down to the wire: The race for the Champions League

Being an Arsenal fan, I know the story with Valencia. Used to be title challengers but now have to battle for Champions League every season on a shoe string budget in comparison to some other La Liga clubs. This is perhaps why I have grown fond of Valencia in recent years, it’s a sort of…