Travelling Valencia are humbled in a 3-1 defeat by Los Rojillos

Home fans celebrate as Jagoba Arrasate’s men secure win against Valencia on Wednesday

Travelling Valencia are humbled in a 3-1 defeat by Los Rojillos
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Osasuna strolled past Valencia with a 3-1 win on Wednesday at the Estadio El Sadar. Osasuna were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games against Elche at home and Villarreal away, by 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. Valencia, on the other hand, were unable to beat Real Betis in a 2-2 draw. As it stands, Osasuna are in 8th place on the table and has 40 points while Valencia sit in 14th with 35 points after 31 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Osasuna, with Javier Martinez Calvo finding the net in the 13th minute. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Kevin Gameiro managed to equalize and take the sides off at the 30 minute mark at 1-1. Osasuna in turn, then responded, on 32 minutes increasing their lead with an effort from Jonathan Calleri, finishing the first half 2-1.

Los Rojillos continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Roberto Torres at the 67 minute mark, leaving the final score at 3-1.

For Osasuna, Ruben Garcia, Jon Moncayola, Darko Brasanac, Ezequiel Avila and Ante Budimir, came on for Adrian Lopez, Oier, Javier Martinez Calvo, Roberto Torres and Jonathan Calleri. Valencia brought on Christian Oliva, Kang In Lee, Patrick Cutrone, Jason and Manu Vallejo, to replace Uros Racic, Yunus Musah, Denis Cheryshev, Guillem Molina and Kevin Gameiro.

There were bookings for Oier from Osasuna, and Goncalo Guedes and Mouctar Diakhaby, for Valencia.

Osasuna will play their next fixture away against R Madrid, while Valencia will face Barcelona at home.

Technical card:
Osasuna:Sergio Herrera, Nacho Vidal, David Garcia, Aridane, Manu Sanchez, Roberto Torres (Ezequiel Avila, min.78), Lucas Torro, Oier (Jon Moncayola, min.63), Javier Martinez Calvo (Darko Brasanac, min.74), Jonathan Calleri (Ante Budimir, min.78) and Adrian Lopez (Ruben Garcia, min.63)
Valencia:Jaume Domenech, Guillem Molina (Jason, min.80), Gabriel Paulista, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Luis Gaya, Yunus Musah (Kang In Lee, min.52), Daniel Wass, Uros Racic (Christian Oliva, min.52), Denis Cheryshev (Patrick Cutrone, min.69), Goncalo Guedes and Kevin Gameiro (Manu Vallejo, min.80)
Stadium:the Estadio El Sadar
Goals:Javier Martinez Calvo (1-0, min. 13), Kevin Gameiro (1-1, min. 30), Jonathan Calleri (2-1, min. 32) and Roberto Torres (3-1, min. 67)

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