NEWS
Monday April 30 2018
Eibar postpone Valencia party

Valencia have been made to wait in their confirmation of a Champions League place after being held by Eibar at the Mestalla.

The result ensures that Real Betis – who lie 11 points adrift of Valencia – could still mathematically catch Los Che in the race for fourth, but this appears hugely unlikely.

Marcelino’s side enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and opportunities but despite having 16 attempts on goal, only five troubled Eibar goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez.

Kike Garcia had the visitor’s best opportunity midway through the second half but he could only fire straight at Brazilian goalkeeper Neto.

The visitor’s hopes of European football now appear to be gone as they sit five points off seventh spot with three games remaining.

Valencia: Neto; Montoya, Vezo, Paulista, Gaya; Soler (Torres 81'), Parejo, Kondogbia, Guedes; Rodrigo, Mina (Zaza 64')

Eibar: Yoel; Lomban, Oliveira, Angel, Pena; Diop (Escalante 72'), Garcia (Jordan 49'); Inui (Elejo 84'), Orellana, Pedro Leon; Kike

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