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Valencia relieved to get back to winning ways

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 0.07CET
As LOSC Lille coach Rudi Garcia rued a "harsh" defeat, Valencia CF were left celebrating a win that reverses their fortunes ahead of Ernesto Valverde taking the reins.

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Match statistics

LOSCValencia

Goals scored0
1
on target8
 
4
off target10
 
2
Corners11
 
0
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed19
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)46
 
54

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC Bayern München Bayern613
Valencia CF Valencia613
FC BATE Borisov BATE66
LOSC Lille LOSC63
Last updated: 19/01/2013 05:02 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 0.07CET

Valencia relieved to get back to winning ways

As LOSC Lille coach Rudi Garcia rued a "harsh" defeat, Valencia CF were left celebrating a win that reverses their fortunes ahead of Ernesto Valverde taking the reins.

Rudi Garcia, LOSC coach
We were a bit tentative in the first half; the second was better. The tempo was too slow before the break, but Valencia didn't really conjure up any meaningful shots – that is why a defeat is so harsh. Unfortunately, their goalkeeper made two or three top-class stops.

Valencia didn't really conjure up any meaningful shots – that is why a defeat is so harsh
Rudi Garcia
Today's match was all about reversing the team's fortunes, putting the recent bad results behind us
Salvador González

The players always give their all. I knew we could make the team more technical with our substitutions, and what we did in the second half we should have done in the first. Now we must focus on the league and cups. We would have liked to give our fans the points; we deserved it.

Salvador González, Valencia caretaker coach
Finishing second despite picking up 13 points is pretty unusual. Today's match was all about reversing the team's fortunes, putting the recent bad results behind us. It was an opportunity for the players to demonstrate that they can compete and reverse the situation.

In the first half we were better before, in the second, LOSC tightened things up. But the players were good and the victory is important. On Saturday we have a crucial match against CA Osasuna. I go into it very happy. The players have countered their situation with a positive attitude.

Last updated: 07/12/12 1.07CET

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