Osasuna 1 – Valencia 4- The Bats steal the show at the Estadio El Sadar

Osasuna vs. Valencia

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Valencia enjoyed a mesmerising away victory against Osasuna at the Estadio El Sadar on Sunday. Both Osasuna and Valencia arrived at the challenge after previous wins. Osasuna were looking to pick up points, following a 3-2 victory against Cádiz. Valencia, on the other hand, were looking to extend their winning run after a 3-0 victory against Alaves. As the table looks today, Osasuna and Valencia sit 9th, (5 points) and 1st, (10 points), in the league respectively, after 4 matches.

Los Rojillos started strongly in the first half, with Jon Moncayola giving Osasuna the lead, at 8 minutes. However, Valencia secured the points emphatically, with a goal from Maxi Gomez, 26 minutes in, finalising the first half 1-1.

The Bats started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early calamitous own goal from Aridane in the 50th minute. Valencia looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Goncalo Guedes, 55 minutes in to establish a 3-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Omar Alderete, at 73 minutes with a final score of 4-1.

For Osasuna, Roberto Torres, Ezequiel Avila, Inigo Perez, Javier Ontiveros and Jose Angel, came on for Robert Ibanez, Lucas Torro, Ruben Garcia, Kike Garcia and Manu Sanchez. Valencia brought on Dimitri Foulquier, Hugo Duro, Mouctar Diakhaby, Marcos De Sousa and Yunus Musah, to replace Denis Cheryshev, Jose Luis Gaya, Omar Alderete, Goncalo Guedes and Carlos Soler.

There were bookings for Lucas Torro, David Garcia, Sergio Herrera and Jon Moncayola from Osasuna. For Valencia, Carlos Soler and Omar Alderete saw yellow.

Osasuna will play their next fixture away against Alaves, while Valencia will face R Madrid at home.

Technical card:
Osasuna: Sergio Herrera, Nacho Vidal, Aridane, David Garcia, Manu Sanchez (Jose Angel, min.82), Robert Ibanez (Roberto Torres, min.59), Lucas Torro (Ezequiel Avila, min.59), Jon Moncayola, Darko Brasanac, Ruben Garcia (Inigo Perez, min.82) and Kike Garcia (Javier Ontiveros, min.82)
Valencia: Giorgi Mamardashvili, Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Omar Alderete (Mouctar Diakhaby, min.83), Jose Luis Gaya (Hugo Duro, min.46), Carlos Soler (Yunus Musah, min.87), Daniel Wass, Hugo Guillamon, Denis Cheryshev (Dimitri Foulquier, min.45), Maxi Gomez and Goncalo Guedes (Marcos De Sousa, min.87)
Stadium: the Estadio El Sadar
Goals: Jon Moncayola (1-0, min. 8), Maxi Gomez (1-1, min. 26), Aridane (1-2, min. 50), Goncalo Guedes (1-3, min. 55) and Omar Alderete (1-4, min. 73)


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