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Match facts: Genk v Valencia

Published: Saturday 10 September 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Genk v Valencia
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Published: Saturday 10 September 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Genk v Valencia


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Latest domestic information
Friday 9 September: K. Sint-Truidense VV 3-4 KRC Genk (Reza 28, Christ 76, Kotysch 81; Buffel 29 50,
Vossen 69, Tőzsér 88)

Köteles; Anele, Nadson, Simaeys, Pudil; Dugary (Vanden Borre 84), Hubert, Tőzsér, Buffel; Vossen, Kennedy (Benteke 61)

• Genk claimed their first win in five league outings in Mario Been's first game since being unveiled as Frank Vercauteren's successor on 30 August. Vercauteren left for United Arab Emirates outfit al-Jazira Club on 18 August, with Pierre Denier leading the side in the interim.

• It was only Genk's second win in eight matches in all competitions, their worst run since November/December 2009.

• The trio to make way were the injured Torben Joneleit, Elyaniv Barda after a knock and Marvin Ogunjimi, who was given opportunity to "focus on Genk again" after a deadline day move to RCD Mallorca fell through.

• At this stage last season Genk were two points clear at the First League summit after five wins and a draw from their first six outings.

• On 20 August Genk lost 3-2 to Cercle Brugge KSV despite profiting from two Denis Viane own goals.

• Dániel Tőzsér struck the only goal as Genk claimed their first Belgian Super Cup at the sixth attempt on 21 July, beating R. Standard de Liège despite playing over an hour with ten men after Jelle Vossen's dismissal.

Injury news
• Joneleit could be out until April after tearing cruciate ligaments in his left knee against Mechelen on 27 August.

• Barda strained his left thigh in the same game but returned as an unused substitute on Friday.

• Stijn Wertelaers suffered a broken nose and eye socket fracture during a 2-1 friendly defeat by TSV Alemannia Aachen on 1 September.

• Kevin De Bruyne has not featured since tearing a calf against K. Lierse SK on 6 August.

Summer transfers
Grzegorz Sandomierski (Jagiellonia Białystok)
Khaleem Hyland (SV Zulte Waregem)
Jeroen Simaeys (Club Brugge KV)
Abel Masuero (Club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata)
Mohamed Sarr (Hércules CF)
Christian Benteke (R. Standard de Liège)
Leandro Grimi (Sporting Club de Portugal, loan)

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea FC)
Dimitri Daeseleire (K. Sint-Truidense VV)
Jelle Ryckx (Lommel-Wezel United)
Koen Casteels (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
Eric Matoukou (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
Abel Masuero (Club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, loan)
Stein Huysegems (released)

International duty
• Four Genk players were on senior international duty last week, with David Hubert and Ogunjimi lining up on 6 September as Belgium beat the United States 1-0 in a friendly. Daniel Pudil helped the Czech Republic to a 4-0 win against Ukraine, while Anele Ngcongca's South Africa lost 2-1 to Niger in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.


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Latest domestic information
Saturday 10 September: Valencia CF 1-0 Club Atlético de Madrid (Soldado 52)
Guaita; Miguel, Rami, Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu; Pablo Hernández, Albelda, Tino Costa (Topal 67); Piatti (Alba 61); Jonas (Canales 70), Soldado

• Roberto Soldado has registered 16 goals in his last 11 outings, a run that started on 2 April when he scored all Valencia's goals in a 4-2 victory at former club Getafe CF.

• Víctor Ruíz helped Valencia keep a clean sheet on his club debut.

• Valencia opened their Liga account with a 4-3 triumph over Real Racing Club on 27 August, recovering from 3-1 down thanks to Adil Rami's debut effort and two goals in the last three minutes from Soldado. That completed a hat-trick for Soldado, who broke the deadlock inside 60 seconds and then put through his own net five minutes later.

• Valencia's Liga trip to CA Osasuna on 20 August was postponed because of a players' strike.

• Valencia picked up 34 points from their last 19 Liga games in 2010/11, their best second half to a season since accruing the same tally in their championship-winning side of 2004.

Injury news
• Bruno Saltor picked up a right adductor strain against Racing on 27 August.

Summer transfers
Víctor Ruíz (SSC Napoli)
Daniel Parejo (Getafe CF)
Antonio Barragán (Real Valladolid CF)
Adil Rami (LOSC Lille Métropole)
Diego Alves (UD Almería)
Pablo Piatti (UD Almería)
Cristiano Pereira (SC Braga)
Sergio Canales (Real Madrid CF, loan)

Juan Mata (Chelsea FC)
Joaquín (Málaga CF)
César Sánchez (Villarreal CF)
Ignacio González (R. Standard de Liège)
Stephen Sunday (CD Numancia)
Renan Brito (SC Internacional)
Aarón Ñíguez (UD Almería)
Asier Del Horno (UD Levante)
David Navarro (Neuchâtel Xamax FC)
Manuel Fernandes (Beşiktaş JK)
Vicente (Brighton & Hove Albion FC)
Isco (Málaga CF)
Miguel Ángel Moyà (Getafe CF, loan)
Alejandro Domínguez (CA River Plate, loan)
Michel (Hércules CF, loan)

International duty
• Sergio Canales followed up a goal in Spain's 7-2 victory away to Georgia in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 1 September with two more in the reverse fixture, a 2-0 win, four days later.

• On 2 September Valencia won a triangular tournament held to raise funds for victims of May's earthquake in Lorca, Murcia. They beat Málaga CF 2-0 before drawing 0-0 with Villarreal CF.

Last updated: 12/09/11 0.27CET

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