Saturday December 8, 2012 Day 15 Finished Estadio Reyno de Navarra

Osasuna 0 - 1 Valencia CF

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  1. Liga - Valverde's Valencia start with scrappy win

    Liga - Valverde's Valencia start with scrappy win

    Ernesto Valverde's reign as Valencia manager began with a 1-0 win at Osasuna thanks to Roberto Soldado's second-half strike. More

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    Time:90'
    • Osasuna
    • Valencia CF
    • 90+4 The ref calls time on that poor game, Valencia win 1-0 and move into the top half. Osasuna hover worryingly above the drop zone.
    • 90+2 Valencia break and have men over! Soldado leads the charge but he has Feghouli, Costa and Viera with him - he shoots, it's parried by Fernandez, and Feghouli was offside.
    • 90' Long ball by Soldado which he fails to take down. Four minutes added time.
    • 89' Delay as Guardado wastes some time before being led off the pitch. He'll be fine.
    • 88' Guardado is rolling about like he's been shot after a slight contact with Onwu. The referee and fourth official are not impresed.
    • 87' Fernandez gathers at the feet of Soldado after Dami stepped over the ball.
    • 86' Barragan can release Feghouli here, but he stops his run a touch early even though it looked gettable. Give him the benefit of the doubt - he's playing with a head bandage after that earlier knock.
    • 85' Alvaro's corner is punched away by Alves but the ref says it swung out of play first.
    • 84' Corner to Osasuna as Alvaro whips in a tasty cross from the right wing.
    • 83' VALENCIA SUBS: Parejo replaces Gago, who has twisted his ankle minutes after coming on. Oops.
    • 82' A daisy cutter from Alvaro is easy for Alves. Osasuna need to do more from wide positions.
    • 81' Albelda is booked under the topping-up process for a trip on Alvaro. Free-kick on the Osasuna right but wasted, high and wide and away for a goal-kick.
    • 80' Fantastic curling effort from Lamah but the keeper Alves tips it wide! Good work by Armenteros in the build-up. Alvaro's corner is flicked on at the near post but Valencia scramble it clear.
    • 79' Good centre in from Costa but too close to the keeper who gathers.
    • 78' VALENCIA SUB: Banega is surprisingly replaced given his aptitude to both attack and defence. Gago is, however, the more solid of the two.
    • 77' Lamah feeds Onwu, who is half a yard offside. Valencia with another change coming...
    • 76' Soldado could be in for a second after a good run in from the left, but a poor touch allows the keeper to race out. Soldado goes down but the ball was already out.
    • 75' Barragan with a good run down the right but his cross is met by Arribas ahead of Soldado.
    • 74' Clever play from Banega to shield the ball and draw a foul from Lamah.
    • 73' Good ball in from Alvaro on the right but Ricardo Costa just about gets his head on it first.
    • 72' Barragan is offside after a long run from his half, didn't wait for Feghouli's pass.
    • 71' Lots of high balls coming in again as the match degenerates after that promising spell that yielded a goal.
    • 69' Interestingly Onwu, a 24-year-old striker who has played in Spain's lower divisions but was always associated with Osasuna, is eligible to play for England and Nigeria as well as Spain. Let's see if he makes an impact.
    • 68' OSASUNA SUB: Onwu replaces Llorente.
    • 67' Now Albelda with a foul on Armenteros but it's deep in Osasuna's half so no threat for Valencia.
    • 66' Free-kick to Valencia on the right but Tino Costa's ball is headed clear by Lolo.
    • 65' Wasted free-kick as Lolo shoots from range to send high and wide.
    • 64' Lamah with a header that sends him away from the midfield, but he's brought down and Osasuna have a free-kick.
    • 63' Alvaro with his first act, a cross from the right that is cleared.
    • 62' The ball spins up off Llorente's arm in the Osasuna box but play-on, no free-kick as accidental.
    • 61' OSASUNA SUB: Echaide is replaced too, Alvaro on in his place. There'll be a reshuffle off that change...
    • 60' A delay as Feghouli comes off after picking up a knock...
    • 59' VALENCIA SUB: Piatti is replaced by Viera.
    • 58' Good low cross from the Osasuna right and Llorente arrives ahead of Barragan but flicks the finish over!
    • 57' That is Osasuna's first conceded goal since mid November. And an unlucky one it was.
    • 56' GOAL VALENCIA! Terrible cross from Piatti, but it veered off the post into Soldado's path, and he finished with ease! Lucky Valencia!
    • 55' Osasuna clear from Soldado, who is a touch isolated despite a good pass from Banega.
    • 54' Good play by Banega as he intercepts ahead of Lamah before going on a driving run.
    • 52' GOOD SAVE FERNANDEZ! Soldado was sent through by a quick Tino Costa free-kick, but from an angle the keeper closed him down and blocked.
    • 51' Down the other end Tino Costa has a pop but blasts it well over.
    • 50' OFF THE LINE BY PIATTI! Arribas with the header from the corner but the man on the post held firm.
    • 49' Clever quick throw routine on the Osasuna right sees Armenteros win a corner off Ricardo Costa.
    • 48' Lamah wins a free-kick after a little shove from Piatti.
    • 47' Feghouli has a lot of space wide right with players from both sides strolling into position. Eventually he crosses but it's headed away.
    • 46' The second half is underway. No changes that I can see.
    • 45+1 Free-kick to Valencia on the right in the dying seconds of the half as Tino Costa runs across to send it in - cleared but only to Guardado, Flano knocks it behind but the ref calls time on the half. Goalless, not the greatest game so far.
    • 45' Corner to Valencia on the right now but headed clear by Flano. One minute added time.
    • 44' Good keeping from Fernandez as Costa almost found Soldado.
    • 43' Valencia are now camped in the Osasuna half. It's taken some time for this match to take off but it seems Valencia are taking the game to the hosts.
    • 42' Corner then to Valencia on the left, Tino Costa swings it in, some pinball in the box AND FEGHOULI WITH THE OVERHEAD KICK but he blasts it over! Difficult chance.
    • 41' Feghouli again finds lots of space on the right but his cross for Tino Costa is cleared behind for a corner.
    • 39' Another decent chance for Valencia as Tino Costa fires just wide after Feghouli exploits some shoddy defending to feed him on the edge of the box.
    • 38' SOLDADO INTO THE SIDE NETTING! A long diagonal ball sent him away down the right, he chested past Flano and rifled the finish from an angle but wide into the side netting. Best chance so far, and he made it himself.
    • 37' Feghouli skips away from Damia on the right, fine low cross too but cleared from Soldado just in time.
    • 36' The 'dirgey' nature of this match is reminiscent of a Serie A game seven or so years ago. Poor from both sides.
    • 34' Lamah with a good cross from the right but his team-mates don't move for it and the chance is gone.
    • 32' Another long ball by Osasuna, aimed at Lamah, is cleared to touch by R.Costa.
    • 30' Soldado seems to have got the better of Flano after a miskick but he was offside when the first ball came in.
    • 29' Two balls on the pitch with Rami doing well to avoid the incorrect one.
    • 28' Banega leaves Armenteros in a heap but no card despite the howls of the home fans,
    • 27' Oier chucks himself to the ground, looking quizzically at the ref, who waves play on as Valencia clear.
    • 26' Armenteros swings it in but it's just beyond the arriving team-mates and out for a Valencia free-kick.
    • 25' Ricardo Costa is booked for a stray arm on Llorente. Free-kick to Osasuna on the left...
    • 24' So scrappy this match, disappointingly so given the passing quality on offer.
    • 22' Corner to the visitors won by Piatti off Damia on the Valencia left.
    • 21' Soldado chases a long ball into the box but Fernandez slides out to kick clear.
    • 20' That was actually the first shot of note this match. Not been a cracker so far.
    • 19' First decent Osasuna effort as Lamah drills a low shot just wide after skipping inside Costa. Keeper Alves had it covered.
    • 18' The ref lets a handball slide as it was accidental from Guardado.
    • 17' Good tackle by Tino on Llorente, who wants a foul but has to be content with a throw.
    • 16' Alves sweeps up after a backpass by Rami but the keeper mis-hits his clearance out for a throw on the Osasuna right wing.
    • 15' Soldado is missed by a poor long ball by Feghouli, which sails out for a goal kick.
    • 14' Soldado gets it on the right and he waits for support - unfortunately Damia runs it out before playing his low cross aimed at the arriving Feghouli.
    • 12' Pretty poor spell of play for both sides, aimless and cautious, if that's possible. No passes of note strung together.
    • 10' Banega with a lofted ball that almost sends Soldado through, but an outstretched leg can't bring it down and the keeper Fernandez claims.
    • 9' Long for Soldado but Flano wins the header and the hosts clear. Piatti takes on Damia but the left-back tackles for a throw.
    • 8' Offside on Llorente as Osasuna start to see a bit more of the ball.
    • 6' Poor defending by Valencia who let a long straight ball bounce through the middle to Armenteros, but Rami is quick to get back and challenge successfully.
    • 5' Arribas does well to come across Guardado to tackle the Mexican.
    • 3' Another attack from Valencia but Soldado fails to get hold of it on the edge of the box.
    • 2' Free-kick to Valencia on the right after a foul by Lamah, Tino Costa sends it in and Rami attacks but a block and a scramble and the hosts clear.
    • 1' The first half is underway.
    • 20:55 No major surprises for either side, although Daniel Parejo of Valencia could have managed a start I suppose. Soldado leading the line for Los Che, and Joseba Llorente for Osasuna. All about them tonight.
    • 20:50 Tonight is Ernesto Valverde's first match in charge of Valencia. Hola Ernie!!
    • 20:45 Hello and welcome to Osasuna and Valencia's Liga match, kicking off at 9pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Valencia break and have men over! Soldado leads the charge but he has Feghouli, Costa and Viera with him - he shoots, it's parried by Fernandez, and Feghouli was offside.
    • 80' Fantastic curling effort from Lamah but the keeper Alves tips it wide! Good work by Armenteros in the build-up. Alvaro's corner is flicked on at the near post but Valencia scramble it clear.
    • 58' Good low cross from the Osasuna right and Llorente arrives ahead of Barragan but flicks the finish over!
    • 56' GOAL VALENCIA! Terrible cross from Piatti, but it veered off the post into Soldado's path, and he finished with ease! Lucky Valencia!
    • 52' GOOD SAVE FERNANDEZ! Soldado was sent through by a quick Tino Costa free-kick, but from an angle the keeper closed him down and blocked.
    • 50' OFF THE LINE BY PIATTI! Arribas with the header from the corner but the man on the post held firm.
    • 42' Corner then to Valencia on the left, Tino Costa swings it in, some pinball in the box AND FEGHOULI WITH THE OVERHEAD KICK but he blasts it over! Difficult chance.
    • 39' Another decent chance for Valencia as Tino Costa fires just wide after Feghouli exploits some shoddy defending to feed him on the edge of the box.
    • 38' SOLDADO INTO THE SIDE NETTING! A long diagonal ball sent him away down the right, he chested past Flano and rifled the finish from an angle but wide into the side netting. Best chance so far, and he made it himself.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Osasuna

    Manager: José Luis Mendilibar

  • Valencia CF

    Manager: Ernesto Valverde

  • Line-up

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      Substitution Out77′ 6.8 -
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