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Valencia tie down in-form Feghouli

Published: Friday 4 January 2013, 12.45CET
Ever-present for Valencia CF in this season's UEFA Champions League, Sofiane Feghouli has agreed new terms with the Liga side ahead of his departure to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Valencia tie down in-form Feghouli
Sofiane Feghouli celebrates his group stage goal against Bayern ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Friday 4 January 2013, 12.45CET

Valencia tie down in-form Feghouli

Ever-present for Valencia CF in this season's UEFA Champions League, Sofiane Feghouli has agreed new terms with the Liga side ahead of his departure to the Africa Cup of Nations.

Valencia CF have rewarded midfielder Sofiane Feghouli with a two-year contract extension that ties the Algerian international to the Spanish side until June 2016.

The 23-year-old has been one of the Liga outfit's key performers this term and his three goals in six UEFA Champions League outings helped the 2000 runners-up set up a last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain FC. Feghouli has struck nine goals in 47 top-flight games for Valencia since arriving from Grenoble Foot 38 in 2010.

He is set to join up with his Algeria team-mates for the Africa Cup of Nations, which runs from 19 January to 10 February. If they go all the way he would miss the first leg against PSG at Mestalla on 12 February. The return takes place in Paris three weeks later.

Last updated: 04/01/13 12.57CET

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