Valencia rallies late to beat Villareal 2-1

Valencia scored twice in the final minutes to come from behind and defeat Villarreal 2-1 in La Liga.

The win moved Valencia to 11th place in La Liga. - GETTY IMAGES (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Valencia scored twice in the final minutes to come from behind and defeat Villarreal 2-1 in the Spanish league on Friday.

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Carlos Soler converted an 86th-minute penalty kick and Gonçalo Guedes netted the winner one minute into stoppage time to give the host the victory at Mestalla Stadium. Gerard Moreno put the visitor ahead in the 40th, also with a penalty kick. Both penalties were called after video review.

The win, which moved Valencia to 11th place, came amid talks that a Malaysian prince is considering buying the club from Singaporean owner Peter Lim.

The result extended Villarreal’s winless streak to seven consecutive league games. It stayed seventh in the standings. Atlético Madrid leads the league ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid.