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In the first game after attacks on Vini Jr., Valencia loses and remains threatened by relegation

In the first game after attacks on Vini Jr., Valencia loses and remains threatened by relegation

This Thursday, two matches ended the 36th round of the Spanish Championshipwhich now has just two more rounds to go, and moved the fight for the G7 and against relegation in La Liga.

In the first duel of the day, the Valencia visited Mallorca in their first game since the racism case against Vinícius Jr. at Mestalla Stadium and lost by 1 to 0. Vedat Muriqi scored the only goal of the match in the second half. The result complicated the visiting team, which cannot get away from the Z3, and rocked Mallorca, which still dreams of qualifying for a continental tournament.

Despite dominating the game in terms of ball possession and finishing, Valencia was not efficient in attack and saw the opponent secure an important victory in the fight for a place in the G7. Currently, the team is in 11th place, with 47 points, three less than Athletic Bilbao, which is seventh.

Valencia, on the other hand, remains threatened by the relegation zone. The team is in 13th place, with 40 points, just two more than Real Valladolid, the first club within the Z3.

Now, Valencia faces Espanyol at home next Sunday, at 2 pm (Brasília time), for the 37th round of La Liga. Simultaneously, Mallorca will visit champions Barcelona.

Later this Thursday, Osasuna received Athletic Bilbao and won the duel 2-0, with goals from Ante Budimir and Lucas Torró, both in the second stage. The result put the home team on the opponent’s heels in the table and stirred up the fight for seventh place.

Osasuna now have 50 points, the same score as Athletic, and are in eighth. The Bilbao team is in seventh, a position that guarantees a place for the Conference League, according to the tiebreaker criteria.

In the penultimate round of Espanyol, Osasuna visit Getafe, on Sunday, at 2 pm. On the same day and time, Athletic Bilbao receives Elche.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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