STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Valencia moves within a point of Barcelona in Spanish league

Italian striker Simone Zaza scored again as second-place Valencia defeated Alaves 2-1 Saturday to extend its winning streak and move closer to Barcelona in the Spanish league.

Published: 28th October 2017 07:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th October 2017 07:21 PM   |  A+A-

Valencia has 24 points and Barcelona, which plays at Athletic Bilbao later Saturday, has 25. (Photo | Valencia Twitter)

By Associated Press

MADRID: Italian striker Simone Zaza scored again as second-place Valencia defeated Alaves 2-1 Saturday to extend its winning streak and move closer to Barcelona in the Spanish league.

Zaza scored his eighth goal in six matches with a shot into the top corner from inside the area in the 34th minute at Mendizorroza Stadium, leading Valencia to its seventh straight win in all competitions.

Rodrigo got the winner in the second half by converting a penalty kick after Alexis Ruano had equalized for the hosts.

The penalty was prompted by a hand ball by Alaves defender Rodrigo Ely.

Valencia has 24 points and Barcelona, which plays at Athletic Bilbao later Saturday, has 25.

Valencia has won six straight in the league, outscoring opponents 23-8. It was coming off a 2-0 win over second-division club Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday.

The team's last setback was a 1-1 draw at city rival Levante in September.

Zaza has scored in six consecutive matches.

Alaves remains second-to-last in the 20-team standings with three points from 10 matches.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp