Valencia 1-2 Osasuna: Osasuna is thinking about Europe, Valencia is solely thinking about the Cup

Osasuna has earned a spot in Mestalla to battle for seventh place in the Liga, which, depending on who wins the Cup, would earn them a trip to Europe if they finish first.

Chimy Avila, who converted a penalty, and Budimir, helped Osasuna win at a place where they had only done it twice before in their history. The Rojilla triumph casts doubt on Valencia’s ability to compete in the final of La Cartuja a week later, a squad that was able to cover up their failure thanks to Carlos Soler’s 11th goal.

A day defined by the performance of Melero López and the VAR, who awarded two penalties to the black and whites and tipped in another, nullified two goals against them, and stoked debate over when and why the primary referee analyzes plays on a television screen.

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