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Valencia vanquish Bursaspor to ease through

Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 22.34CET
Valencia CF 6-1 Bursaspor
Four goals to the good by half-time, Unai Emery's side coasted into the knockout stages after Rangers FC lost at home to Manchester United FC.
by Graham Hunter
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Match statistics

ValenciaBursaspor

Goals scored6
 
1
Attempts on target12
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners4
 
3
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed17
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 22.34CET

Valencia vanquish Bursaspor to ease through

Valencia CF 6-1 Bursaspor
Four goals to the good by half-time, Unai Emery's side coasted into the knockout stages after Rangers FC lost at home to Manchester United FC.

Valencia CF sealed their place in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages with a merciless 6-1 defeat of Bursaspor.

Two from Roberto Soldado, strikes from Juan Mata, Alejandro Domínguez and Aritz Aduriz plus one magnificent drive by Joaquín enabled Valencia to equal their record win in UEFA competition. Their progress is now guaranteed after Rangers FC's home defeat by Manchester United FC. As for Bursaspor, Argentinian midfielder Pablo Batalla hit a consolation and also made a little history in the process, his effort being their first ever goal in the competition.

The unforgiving nature of top-level football was underlined for the Turkish champions within 17 minutes. They had spent that time peppering the home goal with confident efforts and when Sercan Yıldırım burst clear, one on one, it looked certain Bursaspor would notch that historic goal sooner than they did. However, the striker's lob scraped past Miguel Ángel Moyà's right-hand post and Valencia cut loose.

Aduriz won the penalty from which Mata first punished Bursaspor and the inspiration the latter drew from his spot kick into the top right-hand corner was soon evident. Four minutes later, he took advantage of Gökçek Vederson gifting away possession, spotted Soldado's clever run and slipped the perfect pass for his team-mate to crack number two across Dimitar Ivankov.

Amid exuberant celebrations it went unnoticed, momentarily, that Moyà was prone on the turf having injured his right thigh clearing the ball. Cue 23-year-old Vicente Guaita's introduction to the fiesta and his fourth UEFA club competition appearance for Valencia. By the half-hour he had seen his colleagues streak further ahead. Winger turned full-back Jordi Alba skipped past tackles in the penalty box and fed Aduriz for 3-0, and that prompted Bursaspor to retreat from their original attacking optimism.

Unai Emery's side showed their cutting edge by marching forward, occupying the final third of the pitch – and adding a sublime fourth.  Joaquín cut in from the left eight minutes before the break, edged his way around Ömer Erdoğan, captain against captain, and curled a lovely 25-metre drive into the same corner which Mata had bulged with his penalty opener.

Ertuğrul Sağlam's charges worked hard to stem the flow, but the second half brought another for Soldado ten minutes after the restart and, with 12 minutes left, a slick finish from substitute Domínguez. Some reward for their efforts came when Yıldırım fed from the right and substitute Batalla cracked in, but that was small consolation for a torrid night which ensured Bursaspor will finish bottom of Group C.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.18CET

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Lineups

valencia

Valencia

bursaspor

Bursaspor

25
MoyàMiguel Ángel Moyà (GK)
Substitution23
27
IvankovDimitar Ivankov (GK)
2
Bruno SaltorBruno Saltor
3
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
Substitution45
3
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
4
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan (C)
Yellow Card16
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda
Yellow Card76
7
InsúaFederico Insúa
7
JoaquínJoaquín (C)
Goal37
9
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Substitution84
9
SoldadoRoberto Soldado
Goal21
Goal55
Substitution71
10
Volkan ŞenVolkan Şen
10
Juan MataJuan Mata
Goal17
13
SvenssonGustav Svensson
11
Aritz AdurizAritz Aduriz
Goal30
Substitution61
22
Turgay BahadırTurgay Bahadır
20
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
23
Mustafa KeçeliMustafa Keçeli
24
CostaTino Costa
25
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution59
28
Jordi AlbaJordi Alba
Yellow Card90+2
38
İbrahim Öztürkİbrahim Öztürk

Substitutes

13
GuaitaVicente Guaita (GK)
Substitution23
1
Yavuz ÖzkanYavuz Özkan (GK)
8
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution61
Goal78
2
Serdar AzizSerdar Aziz
Substitution45
Yellow Card56
14
VicenteVicente
5
Hüseyin ÇimşirHüseyin Çimşir
15
DealbertÁngel Dealbert
17
BatallaPablo Batalla
Substitution59
Goal69
19
Pablo HernándezPablo Hernández
29
NúñezLeonel Núñez
21
BanegaÉver Banega
35
İsmail Odabaşıİsmail Odabaşı
Substitution84
26
IscoIsco
Substitution71
55
StepanovMilan Stepanov

Coach

Unai Emery (ESP) Ertuğrul Sağlam (TUR)

Referee

Bruno Paixão (POR)

Assistant referees

Venâncio Tomé (POR), Ricardo Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Bruno Esteves (POR)

Additional assistant referees

João Ferreira (POR), João Capela (POR)

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