MATCHDAY: Valencia aims to avoid upset in Copa del Rey
An appearance at what’s taking place around European soccer on Thursday: SPAIN Valencia dips into third-tier Yeclano Deportivo hoping to prevent signing up with the topflight clubs upset by lower-division challengers in the Copa del Rey. Valencia goes to the small club in close-by eastern Spain after Atlético Madrid, Celta Vigo and Getafe have all been stunned by minnows today. Valencia is the holder of the Copa del Rey title after winning it in 2019 and the post ponement of the 2020 last due to the pandemic. However Javi Gracia’s Valencia is having a horrid season after losing its top gamers in the transfer market last summer season. It is simply outside the transfer zone after not winning in eight rounds. Also on Thursday in the Copa del Rey’s round of 32, Eibar is at Las Rozas and Huesca is at Alcoyano.