Football: Laudrup's Swansea stun Valencia
PARIS (AFP) - Swansea City produced a remarkable performance on their Europa League debut to thump Spanish giants Valencia 3-0 at the Mestalla on Thursday.
The Group A clash was, on paper, the standout of all those played in the Europa League on Thursday, but few could have imagined it would be so one-sided.
A Swansea side coached by former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Michael Laudrup and featuring six Spaniards, including captain Angel Rangel, punished opponents who played 80 minutes with 10 men to run out thoroughly deserving winners.
Valencia were already wobbling before French centre-back Adil Rami was sent off with 10 minutes on the clock for hauling back Wilfried Bony as the Ivorian striker headed towards goal.