Sunday February 5 2017
Mangala slams Valencia attitude

Eliaquim Mangala slammed his Valencia teammates for showing no fight or aggression after their 4-0 capitulation at home to Eibar on Saturday.

The humiliating defeat rounded off another turbulent week for Valencia, in which they faced more calls from fans for President Peter Lim to sell up during the game and dispensed with club legend-turned-ambassador Mario Kempes, a known critic of the regime running Los Che.

“It was a fair defeat, we deserved to lose because we didn’t show anything,” the defender said after the match.

Thursday October 13 2016
Alves wants new Valencia contract

Goalkeeper Diego Alves has appeared to end speculation about his future by stating he wants to sign a new deal with Valencia.

The Brazilian's current deal with Los Che expires in 2019 but he has expressed his desire to sign a new contract and end any speculation, should he be offered one.

"I would like to extend my contract with Valencia,” Alves told Cadena Cope, following links that Barcelona were interested in signing him.

Monday October 3 2016
What we learned from La Liga Week 7

La Liga put on quite a show in the weekend before the international break – Euan McTear outlines the main talking points from the action.

1. Madrid are beginning to worry, and with good reason

Wednesday August 17 2016
Barca offer ‘€30m plus players’ for Alcacer

Barcelona’s offer for Valencia forward Paco Alcacer is €30m plus the loans of Munir El Haddadi and Sergi Samper, and Diego Alves is wanted still.

Mundo Deportivo reports the players have been added to the approach for the Spain international but Munir doesn’t want to leave Camp Nou and Samper is wanted by Paco Jemez at Granada.

Tuesday August 16 2016
Barca want Diego Alves

Barcelona are set to make a move for Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves to replace Manchester City-bound Claudio Bravo.

According to Catalunya Radio, Alves could be included as part of the deal the Blaugrana are attempting to put together for striker Paco Alcacer, with Munir El Haddadi and Sergi Samper going the other way to Mestalla and Barca maintaining a buy-back clause on both players.

Wednesday April 20 2016
‘Neymar is persecuted’

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves believes Barcelona forward and Brazil teammate Neymar is subject to unfairly intense scrutiny.

Neymar has been criticised as Barca have slumped from nine points clear at the top of La Liga to level with Atletico Madrid ahead of the last five games, Alves having been part of the Valencia side that beat Barca on Sunday.

Monday February 29 2016
Valencia stars come to blows?

Footage has emerged of Valencia pair Diego Alves and Ruben Vezo almost trading blows in training after Sunday’s 3-0 home defeat to Athletic Bilbao.

According to Onda Deportivo, the goalkeeper and defender squared up to one another on Monday morning and had to be separated by various members of Los Che’s playing and coaching staff.

Monday May 25 2015
Valencia’s Alves suffers ACL tear

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury against former club Almeria on Saturday.

The 29-year-old was hauled off in the second half of Los Che’s 3-2 victory at Mediterraneo, which secured the side Champions League football next season, and it has since emerged that he tore the anterior cruciate ligaments and meniscus in his right knee.

Monday May 11 2015
Player of Week 36: Diego Alves

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves nearly sent the title to Barcelona but even though Real Madrid recovered, the penalty-stopper extraordinaire came to the fore, Andrew Tuft writes…

It may prove to be the last weekend of the League season but whatever happens with the looming strike, Week 36 was without question a pivotal weekend for the title race. Valencia aren’t in it - Champions League qualification their aim - but they’ve had a telling say and, very nearly, conjured up what could have been a decisive result.

Saturday May 9 2015
Penalty hero Alves: I was lucky

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves has insisted that his penalty save on Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘lucky’ in the wake of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.

The Brazilian put in a man-of-the-match performance at the Santiago Bernabeu as he made numerous saves to keep Los Blancos at bay, among them guessing the right way to deny the No 7 from the spot on the cusp of half-time.

“I think we deserved to go ahead. [Madrid] had chances, some of them hitting the post, but we were clinical,” he said after the game.

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