Valencia CF15 April 2024

 Match Report: Hard-fought away win at CA Osasuna (0-1)  

André Almeida’s fine strike earns Valencia CF all three points in tough away Monday night meeting.

Valencia CF took a trip up North to Pamplona, Navarra to take on Club Atlético Osasuna on Monday Night Football at El Sadar at 9 pm kick-off time (CET) on Matchday 31 of LaLiga EA Sports.

Valencia CF had a quiet start to the game looking the get on the counter-attack at every opportunity, with some defending to do and struggling to keep possession in the early goings of the game at El Sadar Stadium.

Hugo Duro rued a glaring chance to capitalise on a defensive mix-up at the back when the goal was gaping.

Moments later, Valencia CF broke the deadlock with a swift counter-attack that saw André Almeida lashing it home past the Club Atlético Osasuna with a powerful right-footed low drive inside the far post over the quarter-hour mark.

Minutes later, Jesús Vázquez had his effort blocked by the Club Atlético Osasuna backline halfway through the first half.

Alas, Momentum swung in the opposition’s favour and Valencia CF were made to dig deep in the closing stages of the first half as Club Atlético Osasuna dictating play and a flurry of chances  with Valencia CF Struggling to shake off that stifling pressure.  

Fran Pérez fired the ball into the side-netting following a lightning break. Valencia CF managed to hold out to edge Club Atletico Osuna at the interval by 0-1.

The same script followed in the second stanza with the home side coming out all guns blazing looking to get back on level terms as Valencia CF struggled to settle into the game in the first few minutes.

 Valencia CF continued to show out in defense whilst trying tear away on the break through quick forays forward. Valencia CF continued to withstand the relentless waves of attacks for large periods of the second half.

Rubén Baraja shuffled his pack with a double change with Hugo Duro and André Almeida making way for Alberto Marí and Hugo Guillamón and shortly after Fran Pérez came off for Peter Federico.

Baraja made yet another double substitution with Javi Guerra and Diego López making way for Selim Amallah and Thierry Rendall.

Alas, the game took a dramatic turn in the dying embers of the game when Hugo Guillamón found himself on the wrong end of a hapless last gasp penalty. Thankfully, Ante Budimir fluffed his kick from twelve yards out as he miscued the ball which trickled into Giorgi Mamardashvili's grasp  and the full-time wihistle was blown.

 Valencia CF came away with three massive points away from home with back-to –back away wins and their fourth clean sheet in the last five games.

Valencia CF will host Real Betis Balompié on Saturday April 20th at 6:30 pm kick-off time at Mestalla on Matchday 32 of LaLiga EA Sports.


0. CA OSASUNA: Sergio Herrera, Areso, David García, Herrando, J. Cruz (Mojica, 58'), Moncayola (Pablo Ibáñez, 76'), Iker Muñoz, Rubén García (Rubén Peña, 76'), Moi Gómez, Arnaiz (R. García, 76') and Budimir.

VALENCIA CF: Mamardashvili, Foulquier, Cristhian Mosquera, Cenk, Jesús Vázquez, Pepelu, Javi Guerra (Amallah, 88'), Fran Pérez (Peter Federico, 79'), André Almeida (Hugo Guillamón, 75'), Diego López (Thierry R, 88') and Hugo Duro.

GOALS: 0-1 André Almeida, 17'.

REFEREE: Munuera Montero. Booked  Hugo Duro and Mamardashvili.

VAR: Del Cerro Grande.

Matchday 31 of LALIGA EA Sports  held at the Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona.

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Osasuna 0 : 1 Valencia CF
2024-04-15 - El Sadar
  • Lineup Valencia CF

  • Giorgi Mamardashvili (Shirt number 25) - Goalkeepers
       - Yellow Card: 85'
  • Jesús Vázquez (Shirt number 21) - Defenders
  • Cenk Özkacar (Shirt number 15) - Defenders
  • Dimitri Foulquier (Shirt number 20) - Defenders
  • Cristhian Mosquera (Shirt number 3) - Defenders
  • Fran Pérez (Shirt number 23) - Midfielders
  • Diego López (Shirt number 16) - Midfielders
  • Javi Guerra (Shirt number 8) - Midfielders
  • Pepelu (Shirt number 18) - Midfielders
  • André Almeida (Shirt number 10) - Forwards
       - Goals: 18'
  • Hugo Duro (Shirt number 9) - Forwards
       - Yellow Card: 56'

Opposition lineup

  • Sergio Herrera (Shirt number 1) - Goalkeepers
  • Jesús Areso (Shirt number 12) - Defenders
  • Juan Cruz (Shirt number 3) - Defenders
  • David García (Shirt number 5) - Defenders
  • Jorge Herrando (Shirt number 28) - Defenders
  • Iker Muñoz (Shirt number 34) - Midfielders
  • Moi Gómez (Shirt number 16) - Midfielders
  • Jon Moncayola (Shirt number 7) - Midfielders
  • Rubén García (Shirt number 14) - Midfielders
  • Ante Budimir (Shirt number 17) - Forwards
  • José Arnaiz (Shirt number 20) - Forwards

Time: 100min