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West Ham resigned to losing out to Valencia in Maxi Gómez race

• Valencia understood to have reached deal with Celta Vigo• West Ham were prepared to pay €50m for forwardWest Ham are resigned to losing out to Valencia in the race to sign Maxi Gómez from Celta Vigo.Manuel Pellegrini was desperate to land Gómez after…

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West Ham fear missing out to Valencia in race for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gómez

• 22-year-old striker has £45m release clause in contract• West Ham tell Manchester United Issa Diop is not for saleWest Ham face an uphill battle to convince Maxi Gómez to choose them over Valencia after lodging a £25m bid for the Celta Vigo striker.M…

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Valencia shock Barcelona in Copa del Rey final despite Messi’s best efforts

• Barcelona 1-2 Valencia• Messi 73; Gameiro 21, Rodrigo 33By the end they could take it no more, but the suffering was worth it and they made it. Somewhere in the madness a whistle blew and Valencia became Copa del Rey winners. For the first time in 1,…

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Valencia make a mockery of reason by sealing Champions League place | Sid Lowe

They were four points off relegation in January but Marcelino García Toral clung to his job to enact an incredible turnaroundThere were 60 seconds left in the hardest, most inexplicable season of Marcelino García Toral’s career and things had finally f…

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Petr Cech says Arsenal v Chelsea Europa League final is ‘perfect end’ to career

• ‘Every round I thought this could be the last game,’ says keeper• Lacazette praises ‘incredible’ Aubameyang hat-trick at ValenciaPetr Cech described this as the “perfect end” to his career as his former club Chelsea reached the Europa League final 45…

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Aubameyang hat-trick sends Arsenal past Valencia into Europa League final

The madness came to an end at Mestalla, where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette imposed order and carried Arsenal into the final of the competition their manager has made his own. Few have embraced it like Unai Emery, who insisted that …

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Valencia v Arsenal: Europa League semi-final, second leg – live!

Europa League semi-final, second leg updates (first leg: 1-3) Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt – the latest from the other semiAnd you can email Paul here or tweet him here 7.39pm BST “If Messi can disappear in a semi-final and see his team get turned ove…

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Dani Parejo: ‘Miguel Brito fell asleep during an Unai Emery talk one day’

Valencia’s midfielder talks about his loan spell at QPR – ‘dad, we need to go back to Spain’ – playing for Unai Emery and the Europa League return against ArsenalDani Parejo didn’t just see that English football was different, he felt it. It was August…

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Petr Cech hopes for one last shot at Europa League glory in Baku

The Arsenal goalkeeper could well play the last match of his career in a major European final against his old club, ChelseaPetr Cech begins at the end. The hope is a playing career that has spanned two decades will extend for another fortnight, that Ar…

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Unai Emery urges Arsenal to seize Europa League trophy chance

• Competition should be relished for its own sake, manager says• Emery sees clash with old club Valencia as ‘my final’Beating Valencia offers Arsenal a route to the Champions League place they were unable to clinch via the Premier League but Unai Emery…

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Unai Emery urges Arsenal to seize Europa League trophy chance

• Competition should be relished for its own sake, manager says• Emery sees clash with old club Valencia as ‘my final’Beating Valencia offers Arsenal a route to the Champions League place they were unable to clinch via the Premier League but Unai Emery…

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Emery’s faith in Mustafi sounds alarm and widens holes in Arsenal defence

Manager once again turned to his blundering centre-back and the attackers had to atone for his team’s defensive failingsBefore this match Valencia had always had Arsenal’s number. They had won all three previous ties between the pair and then, in 2016,…

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Arsenal’s Lacazette-Aubameyang double act puts Valencia on back foot

What a difference a week makes. Arsenal rediscovered their verve to give themselves a fighting chance of reaching the Europa League final in Baku at the end of May. Attack has to be their best form of defence and their two shining lights at the front o…

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Arsenal v Valencia: Europa League semi-final, first leg – live!

Europa League semi-final updates from the 8pm BST gameAnd you can email Nick here or tweet him here 6.29pm BST This has been, by any standard, a bit of a weird season for Arsenal. At various points it’s looked absolutely calamitous, not least now after…

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Unai Emery’s reunion with Valencia brings painful memories for Arsenal | Amy Lawrence

While the manager has history with his Europa League opponents, Arsenal bear long-standing wounds from past experiencesUnai Emery is not a man for harking back to the past – and it is not as if he has much time to given the mounting issues of the prese…

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Unai Emery’s reunion with Valencia brings painful memories for Arsenal | Amy Lawrence

While the manager has history with his Europa League opponents, Arsenal bear long-standing wounds from past experiencesUnai Emery is not a man for harking back to the past – and it is not as if he has much time to given the mounting issues of the prese…

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Gabriel Paulista: ‘I tackled Lukaku and the Emirates reacted as if I had scored’

The Valencia defender, who faces his old club Arsenal on Thursday, talks about his tough upbringing, his time in London and that infamous clash with Diego CostaIt is difficult not be drawn to the small boy with the curly hair standing on the train trac…

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Celtic out of Europe as Toljan red card gives Valencia upper hand and victory

Celtic’s 16th European game this season was also their last. A journey that began with the Champions League qualifiers in Armenia on 10 July ended in the Europa League round of 32 in Spain seven months later.It is their longest continental campaign sin…

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Valencia v Celtic: Europa League last 32, second leg – live!

Live updates from the 5.55pm GMT kick-offYou can email Paul here or tweet him hereLive scoreboard: all the latest from Thursday’s matches 5.19pm GMT Valencia: Neto; Wass, Garay, Diakhaby, Lato; Torres, Soler, Parejo, Guedes; Sobrino, MinaSubs: Domenech…

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Valencia and Denis Cheryshev deal Celtic harrowing Europa League defeat

Valencia’s passage to the last 16 of the Europa League already seems secure. On a bruising night for Brendan Rodgers and Celtic, the Spanish side cantered towards a victory which should render next week at the Mestalla a formality. Rodgers looked on he…