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Sunday January 21 2018
Las Palmas stun nine-man Valencia

Paco Jemez hailed Las Palmas for “fighting as a team” after they lifted themselves off the bottom of La Liga with a 2-1 win against nine-man Valencia.

Las Palmas fell behind to an early Santi Mina goal, but Jonathan Viera and Jonathan Calleri netted either side of half-time to stun Valencia, who had defenders Gabriel Paulista and Ruben Vezo sent off.

“Fans? That’s one of the best conclusions we can draw from this game,” the Coach said after the game.

“We conceded an early goal, but the team were mature. They became more of a unit and calmed down.

“The fans then spurred us on a little bit and we came forward. We fought as a team.

“All these things can be worked on, and we’ll improve them over time.”

Los Che boss Marcelino, on the other hand, noted: “I think we had a very good first half, one of the best we’ve had away from home.

“Our opponents took their only chance, while we had several. We didn’t take them and then everything changed with Paulista’s red card.

“Until then, we’d been the better team and we could’ve taken a significant lead. Our own mistakes condemned us and having one less player made it more difficult.

“We wanted a favourable result, but it wasn’t to be and I congratulate Las Palmas for the victory.”

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