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La Liga finds no evidence Juan Cala racially abused Mouctar Diakhaby

League studied audio and used lip-reading expertsSpanish federation also looking into the incidentLa Liga has found no evidence that Juan Cala racially abused Mouctar Diakhaby after investigating the events that led to Valencia walking off the pitch in…

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Pablo Aimar: ‘We didn’t want to be Batman. We wanted to be Maradona’

Pablo Aimar discusses his heroes, his coaches, his time at Valencia and his current job as the Argentina Under-17s bossBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkYou learn football by playing. There are good, intelligent coaches, with a lot of…

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Juan Cala denies racial abuse of Mouctar Diakhaby amid Valencia criticism

Cádiz player claims he is the subject of a ‘public lynching’ Diakhaby speaks publicly for first time since Cádiz matchMouctar Diakhaby and Juan Cala have spoken publicly for the first time since Valencia’s players walked off the pitch in protest at rac…

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Valencia stand with Diakhaby but their show of unity is undermined | Sid Lowe

The La Liga side rightly left the pitch against Cádiz over alleged racial abuse, so why did they end up coming back on?Every time the camera focused on Mouctar Diakhaby sitting in the stands, and Juan Cala still on the pitch, it felt worse. An opportun…

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Valencia players walk off pitch due to alleged racial abuse – video report

Valencia walked off the field during their La Liga game against Cádiz after Mouctar Diakhaby said he was racially abused by Cádiz defender Juan Cala. The Valencia coach Javi Gracia later said, ‘We spoke with Diakhaby and he told us he was not OK to pla…

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Valencia players walk off pitch due to alleged racial abuse – video report

Valencia walked off the field during their La Liga game against Cádiz after Mouctar Diakhaby said he was racially abused by Cádiz defender Juan Cala. The Valencia coach Javi Gracia later said, ‘We spoke with Diakhaby and he told us he was not OK to pla…

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Valencia walk off against Cádiz after Diakhaby accuses opponent of racist abuse

La Liga match stopped for 20 minutes following allegationDiakhaby substituted after incident with Juan CalaValencia walked off the pitch in protest at alleged racist abuse directed at defender Mouctar Diakhaby by Cádiz’s Juan Cala on Sunday afternoon, …

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Valencia walk off against Cádiz after Diakhaby accuses opponent of racist abuse

La Liga match stopped for 20 minutes following allegationDiakhaby substituted after incident with Juan CalaValencia walked off the pitch in protest at alleged racist abuse directed at defender Mouctar Diakhaby by Cádiz’s Juan Cala on Sunday afternoon, …

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European roundup: Real Madrid defeat Valencia to move second in La Liga

Kroos and Benzema on target for MadridLille go to top of Ligue despite drawReal Madrid continued to cling to the coat-tails of city rivals Atlético in the La Liga title race after winning 2-0 at home against Valencia. First-half goals from Karim Benzem…

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Marcelino reunion reminds Valencia players and fans of happier times | Sid Lowe

The Athletic Bilbao head coach was the last sign of stability at the Mestalla, something his former players remember all too wellAt the end of their 1-1 draw at San Mamés on Sunday afternoon, Valencia’s players headed across the pitch towards the tunne…

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Marcelino reunion reminds Valencia players and fans of happier times | Sid Lowe

The Athletic Bilbao head coach was the last sign of stability at the Mestalla, something his former players remember all too wellAt the end of their 1-1 draw at San Mamés on Sunday afternoon, Valencia’s players headed across the pitch towards the tunne…

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European roundup: Lewandowski double sends Bayern Munich top

Bayern come from behind to beat Leverkusen 2-1Luis Suárez scores two as Atlético beat Elche 3-1Robert Lewandowski scored a dramatic injury-time winner, his second goal of the game, to earn Bayern Munich a 2-1 comeback victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Sat…

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European roundup: Stuttgart thrash Dortmund as Leipzig beat Bremen

Dortmund now winless in three league games after 5-1 lossRB Leipzig beat Werder Bremen 2-0 and move ahead of BayernPromoted side VfB Stuttgart scored three times in 10 minutes to crush hosts Borussia Dortmund 5-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday and maint…

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‘He was daring, brave’: the story behind Ferran Torres’s rapid rise

Manchester City forward with an ‘I refuse to sink’ tattoo was fast-tracked but not always memorable to teammatesThe usual routine here is for a former teammate to talk about how good Ferran Torres was, how he made an immediate impact and everyone knew …

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Ferran Torres: ‘David Silva has always been a role model. I’ll try to follow his steps at City’

The £24.5m winger, who will inherit his idol’s No 21, on joining Manchester City, Messi staying at Barça, and his beach trainingAs a young Valencia fan Ferran Torres’s heroes were David Villa, Juan Mata and David Silva when they played for the club he …

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Leeds break club transfer record to sign striker Rodrigo from Valencia

Spain international signs four-year deal at Elland RoadThe 29-year-old previously had a loan spell at BoltonLeeds United have broken their transfer record in order to sign striker Rodrigo from Valencia. The Spain international has signed a four-year de…

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Leeds United agree reported £30m fee with Valencia for striker Rodrigo

Valencia announce clubs have reached agreement on websiteSpain forward set to be marquee signing for promoted clubLeeds are on the verge of making their first marquee signing since returning to the Premier League after reaching an agreement with Valenc…

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Pressure on Peter Lim as Valencia sell Coquelin and Parejo to Villarreal

Former Arsenal midfielder joins local rivals for fee of £7.2mValencia captain leaves for undisclosed fee after nine yearsValencia have sold midfielders Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo to local rivals Villarreal in a move that has increased criticism o…

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Ferran Torres meets Manchester City director to seal move from Valencia

Forward finalising £24.5m deal with Txiki BegiristainBournemouth’s Nathan Aké also close to securing City transfer Ferran Torres is expected to seal a €27m (£24.5m) move to Manchester City from Valencia after the forward met Txiki Begiristain, the Prem…

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Ferran Torres meets Manchester City director to seal move from Valencia

Forward finalising £24.5m deal with Txiki BegiristainBournemouth’s Nathan Aké also close to securing City transfer Ferran Torres is expected to seal a €27m (£24.5m) move to Manchester City from Valencia after the forward met Txiki Begiristain, the Prem…