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Djukic becomes manager at Valencia

The Valencia CF officially announced through a statement on its website, that they have reached an agreement with Miroslav Djukic to coach the team for the next two seasons, until 2015.

The Serb, former coach of Valladolid, thus returns to Mestalla, where he defended the ‘Che’ shirt for six seasons during his playing days, being “one of the great figures of Valencia has enjoyed recent decades,” according to the statement officer.

Valencia narrowly missed out on Champions League actions for next season in a heartbreaking loss to Sevilla last weekend. Djukic can thank Negredo and his four individual goals as to why he won’t be able to coach his team in the great European tournament.

Djukic’s presentation will take place on Wednesday afternoon from 18.30 at the Mestalla Vip Palco, and can be seen live on MARCA.com.

Valencia so close to the Champions

Valencia did well for themselves on Sunday, after securing a precious three points in a 1-0 win against Granada. They had been standing on treacherous ground the past few weeks, as they continued their fight to keep Real Sociedad from La Liga’s fourth and now most precious Champions League qualification spot.

The win was crucial for Los Che, as it ensured fate would be in their hands going into next week, as a win against Sevilla will guarantee Real Sociedad no chance to take their spot. Continue reading Valencia so close to the Champions

Valencia utterly dismantle Rayo Vallecano 4-0

Valencia lifted themselves into La Liga’s final Champions League position with a cruising victory over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Los Che’s win comes with three games to play, and bodes well for them even though Real Sociedad can take fourth place back with a win on Monday.

Roberto Soldado kicked off the scoring barrage by netting a penalty shot in the 28th minute, after a bad foul by Vallecano’s Roberto Trashorras. He scored again in the 34th, after a beautiful assist from Andrés Guardado that left him with only a tap in.

17 minutes into the second half Guardado shook off his lengthy scoring drought after collecting his own rebound and firing it into the net. Nelson Valdez capped off the scoring with a left corner volley after a wondrous overhead through ball from teammate Sofiane Feghouli.

Roberto Di Matteo sacked by Chelsea

Chelsea sack boss Roberto Di Matteo despite his Champions League success last season, paving the way for Rafael Benitez, Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho to take over
Chelsea sack boss Roberto Di Matteo despite his Champions League success last season, paving the way for Rafael Benitez, Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho to take over

Champions League and FA Cup winner Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked by Chelsea in a shocking turn of events, and Rafael Benitez, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are all potential candidates for the vacant job. Continue reading Roberto Di Matteo sacked by Chelsea

Barcelona pull away at the top as Atletico Madrid slip up

Barcelona celebrate yet another goal and another victory in La Liga this season, this time beating Celta Vigo 3-1 at Camp Nou
Barcelona celebrate yet another goal and another victory in La Liga this season, this time beating Celta Vigo 3-1 at Camp Nou

Barcelona finally managed to shrug themselves away from the chasing Atletico Madrid and go three points clear at the top of La Liga after winning 3-1 over recently promoted side Celta Vigo.

Tito Vilanova’s formidable side’s victory means it’s now nine wins out of 10 for the league leaders, who have started the 2012/13 at a furious pace and refuse to let up. Continue reading Barcelona pull away at the top as Atletico Madrid slip up

Does Juan matter to Spanish fans?

Does Juan Mata?
Under the radar: Juan Mata is an incredible player, but does he get the recognition he deserves in Spain?

Juan Matter has burst onto the Premier League scene with a flurry of performances worthy of his place in Chelsea’s league-leading starting line-up, and the Spanish playmaker has received rave reviews from English players, managers and fans alike for his sensational efforts so far. So why do some people in Spain not feel the same affection for the former La Liga player? Continue reading Does Juan matter to Spanish fans?