Valencia CF vs Huesca

Dec, 23 / 12:00 Matchday 17

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
December, 23 2017

Valencia CF maintain their five-point lead over fifth place in LaLiga

Four of the division’s top five sides suffered defeat on the final match day of the year

After nine home games at Mestalla this season, Valencia CF have suffered their first defeat. They competed until the very end, and even fought strongly despite being a man down in the second half.

Carlos Bacca opened the scoring for Villarreal, before Simone Zaza saw red for a second bookable offence, but the hosts never surrendered. Despite losing on Saturday afternoon, Marcelino’s side have maintained their five-point cushion over Sevilla FC - LaLiga’s fifth-placed team.

Valencia remain in third place in the league table, with a very respectable 34 points to their name, but this weekend was evidence that it isn’t easy to beat anybody in this division. Four of the top five sides in LaLiga have tasted defeat, with Atletico Madrid losing versus Espanyol (1-0), Barcelona beating Real Madrid (3-0) and Sevilla falling at the hands of Real Sociedad (3-1).

Marcelino’s squad will take a break for their holidays until December 29th, at which point they will begin preparations for games against Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey and a league fixture versus Girona at Mestalla on January 6th.