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Primera División

  • January 22, 2011
  • • 21:00
  • • Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia
  • Referee: Antonio Rubinos Perez
  • • Attendance: 40000

Live Commentary

  • FULL TIME at the Mestalla . What a game as Valencia run out 4-3 winners against the very unlucky Malaga ! Thank you for joining us on !
  • 90'
    Yellow Card Apoño
  • 90'
    Assist Roberto Soldado
  • 90'
    Goal Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia
  • 90'
    Unai Emery and the Valencia fans ooze relief after their fourth goal.
  • 89'
    Miguel sends Soldado down the right hand side of the box who squares the ball back to Aduriz who finishes first time in to the Malaga goal . Valencia lead 4-3 !
  • 89'
  • 87'
    HUUUUUUUUUUUY ! Tino Costa whips a fantastic ball across the six yard box but Aduriz does not react quickly enough and the ball bounces off the chest and safely in to the hands of Asenjo.
  • 85'
    Malaga have played this game with real passion , and have showed so much determination with 9 men to get back in to the game.
  • 82'
    Manuel Pellegrini is also sent to the stand for Malaga.
  • 80'
    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUY ! Aduriz with a great headed chance from 7 yards but sends the ball well over the bar !
  • 79'
    Assist Recio
  • 79'
    Goal Júlio Baptista
  • 78'
    Julio Baptista receives the ball through on goal , but comes inside the Valencia defence and whips the ball past Guaita in the bottom right hand corner. Great goal !
  • 77'
  • 75'
    Considering that Valencia have a two man advantage , they should be working the ball better around the Malaga box.
  • 73'
    Malaga are playing with basically no width at the moment . If Valencia can take advantage of the space , they will certainly create some chances from cross balls.
  • 71'
    Valencia should be seeying the game out with the player advantage that they have , but Malaga will certainly not be giving up this game.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionDuda S. Fernández
  • 70'
    SubstitutionPablo Hernández Joaquín
  • 69'
    Malaga face a very tough task now. One goal down and two men down. They dont really have alot to lose in the game now !
  • 68'
    Yellow Card Sergio Asenjo
  • 67'
    Goal Ever Banega
  • 67'
    Ever Banega latches on to a loose ball outside the box after a Valencia corner and smashes the ball into the bottom corner. Brilliant finish from the Argentinian !
  • 66'
    SubstitutionRondón Recio
  • 66'
  • 65'
    Red Card Hélder Rosario
  • 64'
    Helder Roario said something to the assistant referee and he sees red , Malaga are down to 9 men !
  • 63'
    Rosario is sent off for Malaga !
  • 60'
    Unlucky for Juan Mata. The Spaniard runs on to a loose ball just outside the Malaga box but pulls his shots wide of the Malaga goal. Valencia are getting closer and closer to gaining the lead.
  • 58'
    Ever Banega has been very effective for Valencia since his introduction. The home side had been lacking in a creative entity in the first half of the game.
  • 56'
    Again Miguel gets in to a good position down the right hand side but his cross evades all the Valencia players in the box.
  • 54'
    Valencia now have momentum in the game and you feel that they may take use their man advantage to tire the Malaga players.
  • 53'
    Assist Pablo Hernández
  • 53'
    Goal Roberto Soldado
  • 52'
    Roberto Soldado makes an instant impact in the game , latching on to a pass from Pablo , the Spaniard opens up his right foot and slots the ball just past the goalkeeper in to the bottom right corner.
  • 52'
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL for Valencia !
  • 50'
    Tino Costa has been Valencia's brightest player in the game , if they are to create some chances , you would feel that he would have something to do with it.
  • 47'
    Slow start to the second half , Valencia have brought on Roberto Soldado in order try and convert some chances.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJordi Alba Roberto Soldado
  • 46'
    SubstitutionDealbert Ever Banega
  • 45'
    The second half has started and Valencia will need to show more attacking flair if they are to get anything from the game.
  • 45'
    The half time whistle brings a very entertaining first 45 minutes to a close. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half !
  • 43'
    Unlucky from Julio Baptista as he cuts inside and brilliantly bends the ball towards the far corner but it just goes by the post. Great play again from Malaga !
  • 41'
    The Valencia wingers have been getting in to effective positions down the flanks but their crosses have been badly executed.
  • 38'
    The Valencia forward line have been unable to get any joy against the impressive Malaga defence so far in the game. Valencia have not offered much bar their penalty.
  • 36'
    Malaga have been the better team so far in the game , and perhaps should be leading by more than one goal.
  • 35'
    Assist Camacho
  • 35'
    Goal Rondón
  • 34'
    Duda with a brilliant whipped in free kick from the left hand side that lands at the feet of Rondon , who easily smashes the ball in !
  • 34'
  • 33'
    Yellow Card Hedwiges Maduro
  • 32'
    Malaga are starting to get more in the game , Julio Baptista has bullied the Valencia defence so far in the match.
  • 31'
    Yellow Card Duda
  • 30'
    Rondon shows brilliant strength to out muscle Dealbert and bears down on goal only to smash the ball right off Guaita. The Malaga striker should have scored !
  • 28'
    The home side are stretching out the game and Malaga are having to work hard to retain possession of the ball , but as of yet Valencia have been wasteful.
  • 26'
    Eliseu runs with pace into the Valencia box and goes down expecting a penalty but the Portuguese was judged to have went down too easily by the referee.
  • 25'
    Yellow Card Júlio Baptista
  • 24'
    Valencia are starting to control possession of the ball , they are taking advantage of having the extra man.
  • 21'
    SubstitutionVincenzo Maresca Manolo
  • 21'
    The sending off has put a dampner on the tempo of the game , Maresca has been replaced by defender Gaspar .
  • 19'
    Malaga may feel aggrieved about the sending off but Juan Mata was about to strike at goal and the tackle from Demichelis was rash and from behind.
  • 17'
    Penalty Goal Juan Mata
  • 17'
    Great start to the game at the Mestalla.
  • 15'
    Red Card Martín Demichelis
  • 15'
    Juan Mata steps up and confidently dispatches the penalty to the left of Asenjo.
  • 14'
    Demichelis is sent off for a foul on Mata inside the box just before the Spaniard is about to shoot !
  • 13'
    Penalty for Valencia !
  • 11'
    Very impressive start to the game from Malaga , they have looked very dangerous when counter attacking at the Valencia defence.
  • 10'
    Assist Apoño
  • 10'
    Goal Rondón
  • 9'
    Julio Baptista sends a great pass through to Apono and the winger squares the ball for Rondon who taps the ball in from just outside the six yard box.
  • 9'
  • 7'
    Malaga are controlling possession at the moment. Most of their play is going through the influential Duda down the left hand side.
  • 5'
    Good start to the game , both teams are playing with pace and intensity and it looks as though there may be goals in this game !
  • 3'
    Malaga have made a bright start to the match , this new look side looks as if they want to make a statement.
  • 1'
    Chance for Julio Baptista in the first minute , through on goal for Malaga but Guaita saves down to his left hand side. Very good save !
  • The game has now kicked off and both teams will be doing all they can to ensure victory.
  • Here is the starting line up of Malaga: Asenjo, Jesus Gamez, Demichelis, Helder Rosario, Eliseu, Camacho, Maresca, Apono, Baptista, Duda, Rondon.
  • Here is the staring eleven of Valencia: Guaita, Miguel, Stankevicius, Dealbert, Mathieu, Maduro, Tino Costa, Juan Mata, Jordi Alba,Pabo, Aduriz.
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