The quarterfinal pairings for the Copa del Rey were set, giving Yunus Musah and Valencia a tough, but manageable path to reach the semifinal.
Yunus Musah and Valencia demolished their second-division foes Gijon to land their spot in the final eight, while Luca Koleosho had his first appearance for Espanyol in their Copa loss at Athletic Bilbao.
Yunus Musah put in a strong midfield performance for Valencia in an otherwise toothless loss by the team, while Samuel Shashoua continued his come-back tour with Tenerife with his first goal of the season.
Luca de la Torre’s positive performance in his first start for Celta Vigo was in vain as they were eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Espanyol, while Yunus Musah was a sub for Valencia as they cruised past La Nucía.
Yunus Musah and Valencia couldn’t hang onto an early lead against Villarreal, while Luca de la Torre narrowly missed being the hero for Celta Vigo in their draw against Sevilla.
Yunus Musah warmed up for USMNT duty by helping Valencia to a convincing win, while Luca de la Torre’s injury continued his absence for Celta Vigo in the last round of La Liga games before the long break.
Yunus Musah was back in Valencia’s starting lineup for their draw at Real Sociedad, as the only American in action in Spain’s top two divisions over the weekend.
Luca de la Torre was the lone American in action in Spain over the weekend, helping Celta Vigo to an unlikely win, while Luca Koleosho returned to Espanyol’s bench in the team’s draw against Valencia.
Yunus Musah was the only American to take the field in Spain’s top two divisions over the weekend in Valencia’s tough loss to Rayo, although a lopsided Celta Vigo loss might give Luca de la Torre a path back to the field.
Yunus Musah had possibly his best La Liga performance for Valencia in their huge win over Getafe, while Luca de la Torre returned to the field for Celta Vigo as a late sub in their Friday-night victory.