Valencia CF16 May 2024

Match Report: Away loss to Real Sociedad (1-0)

Valencia CF made a trip to the Basque Country, San Sebastián to take on Real Sociedad in midweek on Thursday, May 16 at 10 pm at the Reale Arena on Matchday 36 of LaLiga EA for their penultimate away fixture of the season.

Valencia CF thought to have opened the scoring through Roman Yaremchuk who put away his effort inside the top corner after a blistering counterattack getting in behind the Real Sociedad backline in the second minute of the game.

Alas, his goal was wiped off for offside in the buildup and the next minute, it was the opposition who got themselves in front with an instant reply through André Silva.  

Real Sociedad dictated play thanks to their early goal while Valencia CF struggled to settle into the game after a shaky start to the game.

Javi Guerra got his shot away from a distance to force Remiro into a reaction save over the quarter-hour mark.

Valencia CF struggled to create inroads halfway through the first half as Valencia CF continued to invite pressure from the opposition down the wings with teasing crosses into the box.

Shortly after, Giorgi Mamardashvili produced a magnificent reaction save to deny Beñat Turrientes by palming the ball away to safety over the half-hour-mark at the Reale Arena.

Valencia CF trailed Real Sociedad by 1-0 at half-time.

Valencia CF came out to the second half looking to enjoy possession in the early goings of the second stanza. The first Valencia CF chance fell to Peter Federico whose effort blazed over the crossbar.

Rubén Baraja shuffled his pack on the hour mark with a double change with Javi Guerra and Thierry Correia making way for Sergi Canós and José Luis Gayà respectively.

Rubén Baraja made a double change with Roman Yaremuchk and Peter Federico coming off for Hugo González and Alberto Marí.

Sergi Canós and Alberto Marí failed to convert a guilt-edged double chance from point-blank range a few minutes later.

Valencia CF kept on pushing for an equaliser in the latter knockings of the second half, alas, Valencia CF fell to a narrow 1-0 loss in their penultimate away fixture of the season.  

Valencia CF will welcome Girona CF in their last home game of the season on Sunday, the 19th of May at 7 pm pm at Mestalla on Matchday 37 of LaLiga EA Sports.


1. REAL SOCIEDAD: Álex Remiro, Odriozola (Traoré, 75’), Le Normand, Pacheco, K. Tierney, Turrientes, Mikel Merino, Zakharyan (B. Méndez, 60’), Barrenetxea (Becker, 60’), Take Kubo and André Silva (Oyarzabal, 75’).

0. VALENCIA CF: Mamardashvili, Thierry R. (Gayà, 60’), Cristhian Mosquera, Cenk, Foulquier, Hugo Guillamón, Javi Guerra (Sergi Canós, 60’), Peter Federico (Hugo González, 71’), Diego López (Amallah, 84’), André Almeida and Yaremchuk (Alberto Marí, 71’).

GOALS: 1-0 André Silva, 3’. 

REFEREE: Soto Grado. Booked Hugo Guillamón.

VAR: Figueroa Vázquez.

OBSERVATIONS: Matchday 36 held at the Reale Arena in San Sebastián. 

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Real Sociedad 1 : 0 Valencia CF
2024-05-16 - Reale Arena
  • Lineup Valencia CF

  • Giorgi Mamardashvili (Shirt number 25) - Goalkeepers
  • Cristhian Mosquera (Shirt number 3) - Defenders
  • Thierry Correia (Shirt number 12) - Defenders
  • Cenk Özkacar (Shirt number 15) - Defenders
  • Dimitri Foulquier (Shirt number 20) - Defenders
  • Javi Guerra (Shirt number 8) - Midfielders
  • Hugo Guillamón (Shirt number 6) - Midfielders
       - Yellow Card: 29'
  • Diego López (Shirt number 16) - Midfielders
  • Peter González (Shirt number 11) - Midfielders
  • Roman Yaremchuk (Shirt number 17) - Forwards
  • André Almeida (Shirt number 10) - Forwards

Opposition lineup

  • Álex Remiro (Shirt number 1) - Goalkeepers
  • Robin Le Normand (Shirt number 24) - Defenders
  • Álvaro Odriozola (Shirt number 2) - Defenders
  • Kieran Tierney (Shirt number 17) - Defenders
  • Jon Pacheco (Shirt number 20) - Defenders
  • Mikel Merino (Shirt number 8) - Midfielders
  • Arsen Zakharyan (Shirt number 12) - Midfielders
  • Beñat Turrientes (Shirt number 22) - Midfielders
  • Ander Barrenetxea (Shirt number 7) - Forwards
  • Takefusa Kubo (Shirt number 14) - Forwards
  • André Silva (Shirt number 21) - Forwards
       - Goals: 3'

Time: 96min

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