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.
The pairings for the final 32 of the Copa del Rey were set on Friday, giving Yunus Musah and Valencia a straightforward opener, while Luca de la Torre and Celta Vigo have a tough task against fellow La Liga side Espanyol.
Luca de la Torre capped off a commanding Copa del Rey win by Celta Vigo with his first goal in Spain, while Armando and Samuel Shashoua both started for their respective teams, but exited after upsets against lower-division opponents.
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.
Ferencvaros won once again with Henry Wingo in their defense to take command of Group H, while Mix Diskerud and Nicosia fell in Spain and bring up the rear in Group E.
Yunus Musah and ten-man Valencia heroically held on to an early lead to start the season on a high note, while Sergiño Dest is seemingly on the outs for Barcelona as their financial trickery didn’t prevent on-field mediocrity.
USMNT starters Yunus Musah and Sergiño Dest both had weekends to forget, with both contributing to painful losses by their respective teams.
Sergiño Dest earned his first La Liga start since February in an unexpected Barcelona loss to Cadiz while Jonathan Gomez was deployed in a more offensive role for Real Sociedad B in Monday night action in Spain.