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Match facts: Valencia v Genk

Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Valencia v Genk
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Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Valencia v Genk


UEFA milestones
• Jonas' goal on matchday four was timed at 10.84 seconds, the second fastest in UEFA Champions League history behind FC Bayern München's Roy Makaay, who struck after 10.12 seconds against Real Madrid CF on 7 March 2006.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• David Albelda and Éver Banega will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 19 November: Valencia CF 2-3 Real Madrid CF (Soldado 75 83; Benzema 20, Ramos 72, Ronaldo 79)
Alves; Miguel, Rami, Víctor Ruíz, Alba (Aduriz 83); Feghouli (Pablo Hernández 73), Albelda, Tino Costa, Parejo (Jonas 61), Mathieu; Soldado

• Valencia's four-match winning run ended as Madrid became the first side to beat them at Mestalla this season.

• On 5 November Tino Costa struck his first goal in 20 games for club and country, since 6 February, as Valencia won 2-0 at Levante UD.

• Soldado has registered 22 times in his last 25 outings, although he has only scored five in his last 12 games.

• Valencia will play third-tier side Cádiz CF in the Copa del Rey round of 32 on 13 and 21 December.

Injury news
• Ricardo Costa did not face Madrid after tearing his left hamstring in training on 11 November.

• Banega has been ruled out of the remainder of the group stage after straining knee ligaments on matchday four.

• Sergio Canales is expected to be sidelined until April after partially tearing a right knee ligament on 23 October.

• Hedwiges Maduro is likely to be out of action until February after tearing ankle ligaments while training with the Netherlands at the start of October.

International duty
• Jérémy Mathieu made his international debut as France claimed a 1-0 friendly victory over the United States on 11 November; Adil Rami also featured in Paris.

• Jonas scored both goals – his first at international level – as Brazil beat Egypt 2-0 in Doha on 14 November; he also started the 2-0 triumph away to Gabon four days earlier.

• Jordi Alba, who made his Spain bow in their 3-1 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying victory against Scotland on 11 October, started the Roja's 1-0 friendly defeat by England on 12 November.

• Sofiane Feghouli was called up to the Algeria squad for the first time for the friendly with Tunisia, but did not feature.

• Saturday's Madrid game was the first on the new pitch at Mestalla, relaid after matchday four.


UEFA milestones
• Matchday four was Genk's 50th game in UEFA competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Daniel Pudil is available after serving a one-match ban having been booked in the first three games.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 19 November: KRC Genk 3-0 KVC Westerlo (Vossen 66, Barda 69, De Bruyne 80)
Köteles; Vanden Borre, Nadson, Hyland, Pudil; Buffel, Camus (Limbombe 60), Tőzsér (Peeters 83), De Bruyne; Vossen, Barda (Benteke 83)

• Mario Been's side extended their unbeaten league run to four matches with victory over a Westerlo side who had Stef Wils sent off on 12 minutes.

• Anele Ngongca was left out after returning late from international duty. Stef Peeters made his debut as a late substitute, while Elyaniv Barda marked his first league start in two months with a goal.

• Jelle Vossen has scored in each of Genk's last four games, taking his tally to 11 in all competitions this season.

• On 5 November Anthony Limbombe, 17, struck an 89th-minute equaliser – his first league goal – as Genk drew 2-2 with KV Kortrijk.

• Genk had lost five of their previous six games before recovering from 4-2 down to beat Club Brugge KV 5-4 on 29 October. Kevin De Bruyne scored his first professional hat-trick in Bruges.

• Genk are on 23 points in the First League; at this stage last term they had 30 and were two points clear at the summit.

• Fifteen of the 20 league goals Genk have conceded this season have come in the second half of games.

• Been took the reins on 30 August, 12 days after Frank Vercauteren's departure for United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Jazira Club. Pierre Denier led the side in the interim.

• 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 Vossen's dismissal.

Injury news
• Abel Masuero has been out since picking up a calf muscle injury in training on 25 October.

• David Hubert (stomach, out since 28 September) and Jeroen Simaeys (broken toe, 5 October) have been sidelined.

• Torben Joneleit could be out until April after tearing knee ligaments against KV Mechelen on 27 August.

International duty
• Pudil started as the Czech Republic beat Montenegro 2-0 in the first leg of their UEFA EURO 2012 play-off tie on 11 November, dropping to the bench four days later as his team completed a 3-0 aggregate win.

• Anthony Vanden Borre made his first start for Belgium in over two years in a 2-1 friendly victory against Romania on 11 November. De Bruyne and Vossen came on as second-half substitutes, and the latter started the 0-0 draw away to France four days later.

• Marvin Ogunjimi, who was due to join RCD Mallorca on 7 December, has been released to the Spanish club early.

Last updated: 21/11/11 14.50CET

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