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Valencia turned the tables on its guest and neighbor Villarreal and turned it behind them to a 2-1 victory with two goals in a deadly time Friday at the opening of the twenty-sixth stage of the Spanish Football League.
After he was a competitor at the top, coach Unai Emery’s team deteriorated and failed to win eight successive stages, specifically since its victory on December 8 over Celta Vigo 4-0 away from home, in addition to his exit from the quarter-finals of the Cup competition at the hands of Levante .
On Friday, the “Yellow Submarine” team appeared on the way back with its first victory at the Valencia stadium since December 2017, after advancing until the last two minutes thanks to a penalty kick executed in the 40th minute by scorer Gerard Moreno, who scored the last five goals for his team in the league and raised his tally to 15 goals in Third place on the list of scorers.
But Valencia snatched a tie in the 88th minute, from a penalty kick by Carlos Soler, before Portuguese substitute Gonçalo Guides gave him the seventh-winning goal of the season in the first minute of stoppage time.
Villarreal is preparing with its fifth defeat in the worst way to confront him next Thursday outside his home country with Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of the final round of the European League competition “Europa League”, after his score stuck at 37 points in seventh place, while Valencia moved away from the danger zone relatively after raising its score to 30 Point in eleventh place temporarily.
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