A change of coach gave Valencia little break as they lost 2-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday in the principal game back in charge of caretaker manager Voro, before a vacant stadium in Mestalla.
Raul García scored in half to sentence Valencia to a third straight defeat, opening the scoring with a near first shot in the thirteenth moment, at that point smashing home from outside the area early in the subsequent half.
Following progressive defeats by Eibar and Villarreal, coach Albert Celades was terminated on Monday by Valencia, calling for loyal club servant Voro to take temporary charge of the squad for the fifth time since 2008.
This season, Peter Lim terminated Celades. Coach Celades is the second coach proprietor and the 6th to be excused since 2014. The Singaporean billionaire was spared the wrath of the normally vociferous supporters of Valencia as fans are as yet barred from accessing Spain’s stadiums because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The success took Athletic in the table with 48 points up to seventh while Valencia is tenth out of 46, falling out of the qualification race of the Champions League as Seville lagged by 11 in the fourth situation with five games remaining.
Valencia fell beneath Granada, who had a 2-0 victory when Alaves failed to unseat Voro ‘s side and moved to seventh, 46 points as well.