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No time for Valencia self-pity, says coach Nuno

No time for Valencia self-pity, says coach Nuno

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – Valencia must quickly put their disappointment at losing Wednesday's Champions League Group H opener at home to Zenit St Petersburg behind them & switch their attention back to La Liga, according to coach Nuno.

Valencia’s hopes of a winning return to Europe's elite club competition after a two-year absence were dashed when Brazil forward Hulk struck twice for the Russian champions in a 3-2 victory at the Mestalla.

Nuno's side have moreover made a less-than-convincing start to their domestic league campaign, drawing their opening two matches before securing a 1-0 win with a late goal at promoted Sporting Gijon last weekend.

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No time for Valencia self-pity, says coach Nuno

No time for Valencia self-pity, says coach Nuno

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – Valencia must quickly put their disappointment at losing Wednesday's Champions League Group H opener at home to Zenit St Petersburg behind them & switch their attention back to La Liga, according to coach Nuno.

Valencia’s hopes of a winning return to Europe's elite club competition after a two-year absence were dashed when Brazil forward Hulk struck twice for the Russian champions in a 3-2 victory at the Mestalla.

Nuno's side have moreover made a less-than-convincing start to their domestic league campaign, drawing their opening two matches before securing a 1-0 win with a late goal at promoted Sporting Gijon last weekend.

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Soccer-Hulk powers Zenit to 3-2 victory at Valencia

Soccer-Hulk powers Zenit to 3-2 victory at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Valencia's hopes of a winning Champions League return after a two-year absence were dashed when Hulk struck twice for Zenit St Petersburg in a 3-2 victory for the Russian champions in their Group H opener on Wednesday.

Valencia, the 2000 & 2001 runners-up who finished fourth in La Liga last season, came through qualification by beating Monaco 4-3 over two legs yet were brought abruptly down to earth in the first half at their Mestalla stadium by a pair of thunderous Hulk efforts.

The Brazil forward opened the scoring in the ninth minute when he sped clear on the left & cracked a shot across goalkeeper Jaume Domenech into the far corner.

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Valencia discards new bat logo similar to Batman

Valencia discards new bat logo similar to Batman

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Spanish football club Valencia says it will not use a new version of its bat logo that comic book maker DC Comics had opposed for being too similar to its Batman symbol.

Valencia says it had applied for a copyright for a new design of the bat that forms part of its crest, yet it has since decided to discard it after DC Comics ''presented its opposition to the request.''

The club says ''there does not exist a lawsuit by DC Comics,'' yet the club no longer has ''plans to use'' the new design.

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Soccer-Five-goal Spain turn on style against Macedonia

Soccer-Five-goal Spain turn on style against Macedonia

* Ramos penalty sets Spain on their way in Valencia

* Alcacer, Busquets, Silva & Pedro moreover on target (Adds details, quotes)

VALENCIA, Spain, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Holders Spain kicked off their European Championship title defence in style after a cheeky Sergio Ramos penalty set up a 5-1 victory over Macedonia in their opening Group C qualifier on Monday.

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Soccer-Five-goal Spain turn on style against Macedonia

Soccer-Five-goal Spain turn on style against Macedonia

* Ramos penalty sets Spain on their way in Valencia

* Alcacer, Busquets, Silva & Pedro moreover on target (Adds details, quotes)

VALENCIA, Spain, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Holders Spain kicked off their European Championship title defence in style after a cheeky Sergio Ramos penalty set up a 5-1 victory over Macedonia in their opening Group C qualifier on Monday.

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Soccer-Late Mbia strike puts Sevilla through to Europa final

Soccer-Late Mbia strike puts Sevilla through to Europa final

* Frenchman scores dramatic 94th-minute header

* Sevilla through to May 14 final on away goals

* Tie against Valencia ends 3-3 on aggregate (Adds details)

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