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Real Madrid and Barcelona are among seven Spanish clubs that are being investigated by the European Commission over public funding, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
Miroslav Djukic has left his role as head coach of Primera Division club Valencia, with youth coach Nico Estevez placed in charge for the weekend clash with Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid overcame a difficult first half to sweep to a 3-0 victory over Valencia.
Atletico Madrid drew level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga again, while Real Betis remain rooted to the bottom after being thrashed by Real Sociedad.
Kuban Krasnodar earned a creditable 1-1 draw from their final Europa League group stage assignment in Valencia but it was not enough to spare them elimination.
Barcelona return to Primera Division action this weekend buoyed by Neymar's superb Champions League hat-trick against Celtic.
Oriol Romeu is determined to keep performing well during his loan spell at Valencia after being told that he may have a part to play at Chelsea next season.
Valencia and Espanyol were held to draws by lower level opponents in the first legs of their Copa del Rey ties.
I said after Real Madrid lost the Clasico to Barcelona that they would win La Liga.
Barcelona saw their unbeaten start in the Primera Division brought to an end as Athletic Bilbao claimed a deserved 1-0 victory at San Mames Barria on Sunday night.
Brazilian striker Jonas hit an eight-minute hat-trick as Valencia cruised past 10-man Osasuna 3-0 at the Mestalla.
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz has rubbished suggestions Sunday's opponents Barcelona are weaker now than in recent years.
Ricardo Costa has told Sky Sports that Valencia are travelling to South Wales looking to gain some revenge.
Without the geniuses, their best players, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid are still winning.
Sevilla put 10-man Real Betis to the sword to win a one-sided Seville derby 4-0 on Sunday, while Villarreal won 3-0.
Cristian Herrera scored on his Primera Division debut for Elche as Valencia were made to pay for missed chances in a 2-1 defeat.
Barcelona go into this weekend's Primera Division clash against Granada with a mounting injury crisis.
Aly Cissokho has set his sights on a permanent deal at Liverpool after expressing his pride at playing for the club.
Juan Mata has played with some of the modern game's finest players, so it is probably no surprise he had trouble whittling them down to an ultimate team.
Valencia's academy is tucked away to the north of the city, and the club are beavering away as they try to bring about a silent revolution away from prying eyes.