15 Mar 2009

Valencia's on field woes continue

4:39 pm on 15 March 2009

Valencia's hopes of a lucrative place in European football competition next season have been dealt a further blow, after being held to a 1-1 draw by fellow Spanish Primera Liga side Recreativo Huelva.

Winger Pablo Hernandez saved Valencia from a third successive defeat with an exquisite chip in the 83rd minute after Javier Camunas had given the visitors the lead 10 minutes into the second half.

Unai Emery's Valencia have not won a match since the beginning of February, slipping to eighth.

The club are mired in financial problems that have forced delays in payments to players and the suspension of construction on a new stadium.