Valencia 2-0 Barca: Setien suffers 1st loss as Barca coach, Ter Stegen saves pen

Valencia 2-0 Barca: Setien suffers 1st loss as Barca coach, Ter Stegen saves pen

Valencia's Maxi Gomez scored one and created the other to shoot down Barcelona in LaLiga on Saturday.

Maxi Gomez atoned for an early penalty miss and fired Valencia to a rare 2-0 LaLiga home win against Barcelona, handing Quique Setien his first defeat as head coach.

Valencia came into Saturday's clash having beaten Barca in just one of their past 10 meetings in all competitions, winning last season's Copa del Rey final, while their most recent league success at the Mestalla came in February 2007.

But the Blaugrana were on the back foot from the outset this time around and, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a first-half spot-kick, Gomez made amends as his strike shortly after the restart went in off Jordi Alba for an own goal.

Setien's side belatedly rallied, but after scraping past Granada and Ibiza in the coach's first two games in charge, their luck ran out, Gomez getting a goal himself with 13 minutes remaining. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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