Valencia also suffer defeat against Getafe

Published on 26 maart 12, 00:00
ALKMAAR- AZ face Spanish side Valencia in the Europa League quarter finals after eliminating Udinese in the round-of-16. AZ first play host to Valencia on 29 March: the return leg will take place in Spain one week later, on 5 April. In the build-up to these matches, AZ.nl will pay attention to the performances of Los Ches .

Ahead of the match in Alkmaar, Valencia slumped to their second successive defeat. Mid-table team Getafe came from behind on Saturday night to inflict a 3-1 defeat on Valencia, who currently lie in third place in the Primera Division.

Soldado

Roberto Soldado gave the visitors the lead, but Pedro Rios soon scored an equaliser. Miku put Getafe ahead before Valencia defender Bruno made it 3-1 with an own goal. Valencia had most possession of the ball after the break, as Getafe comfortably held out for the win.

Joint third place

Los Ches also suffered a 1-2 defeat against bottom-of-the-table club Real Zaragoza in Mestalla on Wednesday. Valencia remain in third place, equal on points with former AZ defender Joris MathijsenĀ“s Malaga.