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Messi nets twice in Barca turnaround over Valencia

Messi nets twice in Barca turnaround over Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain: Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a quick-fire comeback to win 3-2 at Valencia on Sunday and keep the pressure on La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Barca fell behind in the 50th minute when Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista headed into an empty net from a corner after keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen had stumbled to the ground in his attempt to come for the ball. The Catalans, who had blown the chance to go top of the league with

European roundup: Real Madrid defeat Valencia to move second…

Real Madrid continued to cling to the coat-tails of city rivals Atlético in the La Liga title race after winning 2-0 at home against Valencia. First-half goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos won the game as Zinedine Zidane’s team moved above Barcelona and into second place in the table, five points behind leaders Atlético, who have two games in hand. There was a nervous early moment from Jaume Doménech when the Valencia goalkeeper misjudged Casemiro’s long-range shot, diving past the ball before having to desperately flick

Valencia hosts two further Accenture CHAMPS virtual workshops

On Monday the 9th and Wednesday the 11th of November, the Accenture CHAMPS virtual workshops returned at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Red Bull KTM Tech 3 riders Ayumu Sasaki and Deniz¨Öncü joined the first workshop, before the second saw the return of Kaito Toba (Red Bull KTM Ajo), this time joined by new attendee Billy Van Eerde whilst on site for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.On Monday it was the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup riders hailing from closer timezones to Europe who

Pole for Pol! Espargaro heads Rins and Nakagami as…

Rins second, Mir fifth, Morbidelli ninth, Quartararo 11th, Dovizioso 12th and Viñales in pitlane sets us up for a rollercoaster race day. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pol Espargaro picked up a phenomenal second pole position of 2020 after mastering the wet conditions in Q2 at the Gran Premio de Europa, the Spaniard slamming in a late 1:40.434 to head a front row covered by less than a tenth. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) starts second as the top title challenger, just 0.041 back,

Matsuyama masters Valencia to put the JTT on the…

The Japanese rookie is the lead Junior Talent Team rider on the grid in the season finale, with Ogden also in the top ten After a tougher qualifying in Aragon, Takuma Matsuyama was back with a bang at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as the Junior Talent Team rider missed out on pole by just a tenth-and-a-half to earn himself second on the grid at Valencia. It’s his first front row start in the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship and he’ll lead the JTT