By Adebayo Williams
Spanish La Liga side Valencia defeated the Nigeria Professional Football League All Stars in an international friendly at the Luis Suner Stadium. The hosts controlled the game for longer periods and eventually got their reward in the 10th minute. Alvaro Medran beat goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa with a header to put the Spaniards ahead of the Nigerians. In the 32nd minute, however, Joseph Osadiaye levelled with a header after a defensive blunder.
In the second half, just when the NPFL All Stars thought they had stolen a point, Rodrigo Moreno scored in the 83rd minute to snatch a late victory for Pako Ayestaran’s men.