Valencia take charge of Champions League chase
Valencia take charge of Champions League chase

Valencia moved three points clear of Sevilla in the fight for the fourth Champions League place in La Liga with a comfortable 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday.

Valencia’s Champions League hopes hit by stormy Rayo draw
Valencia’s Champions League hopes hit by stormy Rayo draw

Valencia dropped more points in their pursuit of a Champions League place with a Dani Parejo free-kick rescuing a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano as both sides finished with 10 men after a stormy La Liga clash on Thursday.

Valencia climb back above Sevilla in battle for fourth
Valencia climb back above Sevilla in battle for fourth

Valencia recaptured fourth place in La Liga from Sevilla when Sofiane Feghouli scored the pick of the goals in a 4-0 stroll at home to second-from-bottom Granada on Monday.

Scrappy win huge boost for Barcelona: Luis Enrique
Scrappy win huge boost for Barcelona: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed his players efforts despite a far from convincing display in a 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Lionel Messi nets 400th goal as Barca edge past Valencia
Lionel Messi nets 400th goal as Barca edge past Valencia

Lionel Messi scored the 400th goal of his Barcelona career as the Catalans beat Champions League-chasing Valencia 2-0 to move five points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Saturday.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta likely to miss Valencia game
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta likely to miss Valencia game

Leaders Barcelona will almost certainly be without Andres Iniesta for Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Valencia as he has not recovered sufficiently from a bruised pelvis, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.

La Liga: Valencia test leaves Barcelona no time to bask in Paris joy
La Liga: Valencia test leaves Barcelona no time to bask in Paris joy

Barcelona have little time to rest on their laurels after a stunning victory over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek as the Catalans quest for a treble continues when Valencia visit the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona
Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona

 Peter Lim`s takeover of Valencia has given the club`s long-suffering fans hope the Singapore billionaire`s investment will help propel their team back to the top in Spain and make them contenders in Europe again.

Valencia boost Champions League hopes
Valencia boost Champions League hopes

Valencia moved back to within a point of third-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 win over Levante in the Valencian derby on Monday.

La Liga preview: Barcelona face stiff title test in Seville
La Liga preview: Barcelona face stiff title test in Seville

La Liga leaders Barcelona will have to break Sevilla`s 31-game unbeaten run at the Sanchez Pizjuan to ensure they maintain a four-point lead over Real Madrid at the top of the table on Saturday.

Valencia lose ground on Atletico after Bilbao reverse
Valencia lose ground on Atletico after Bilbao reverse

Valencia lost ground in the battle with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla for third place in La Liga when they conceded a late Aritz Aduriz equaliser in a bad-tempered 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.

Unai Emery-inspired Sevilla well set for Barcelona visit
Unai Emery-inspired Sevilla well set for Barcelona visit

Sevilla coach Unai Emery is one of the more eccentric characters in La Liga but the Andalusian club`s success this season suggests there is plenty of method in the Basque-born 43-year-old`s apparent madness.

Valencia coach expects protracted Champions League fight
Valencia coach expects protracted Champions League fight

The battle between Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla for a lucrative Champions League berth will go down to the wire, Valencia coach Nuno predicted on Wednesday as his side prepare for Thursday`s La Liga match at Athletic Bilbao.

Atletico Madrid leapfrog Valencia in battle for third
Atletico Madrid leapfrog Valencia in battle for third

Atletico Madrid turned up the heat on Valencia in the battle for La Liga’s third automatic Champions League berth when club top scorer Antoine Griezmann set them on the way to a 2-0 stroll at bottom side Cordoba on Saturday.

Sevilla maintain pressure on Champions League chasers in Spain
Sevilla maintain pressure on Champions League chasers in Spain

Sevilla moved to within a point of fourth-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Fernando Torres header sets Atletico Madrid on course for victory
Fernando Torres header sets Atletico Madrid on course for victory

A bullet header from Fernando Torres set up depleted Atletico Madrid for a 2-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday as the champions boosted their hopes of finishing third in La Liga.

Third-placed resurgent Valencia surge four points clear of Atletico Madrid
Third-placed resurgent Valencia surge four points clear of Atletico Madrid

Resurgent Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the battle for third place in La Liga when Andre Gomes scored and then set up Paco Alcacer for their second goal in a 4-0 stroll at struggling Elche on Friday.

El Clasico, and the contrasting study with Spain's Champions League claims

On the importance of El Classico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga, and Spanish clubs' domination in Europe, specially in UEFA Champions League.

Resurgent Valencia well placed to secure Europe return
Resurgent Valencia well placed to secure Europe return

After failing to qualify for Europe last season, Valencia are heading into the final weeks of the La Liga campaign in a strong position to secure a lucrative berth in continental competition for next term.

New-look Valencia threaten La Liga elite
New-look Valencia threaten La Liga elite

Quietly and efficiently Valencia are building up steam under new owner Peter Lim and on Sunday face champions Atletico Madrid ready to fight for third place in La Liga.