Peter Lim's Valencia back among 'Europe's elite'

Left: Valencia chairman Anil Murthy (behind the trophy), players and coaching staff celebrating their 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the King's Cup final on Saturday. Below: Kevin Gameiro (No. 9) scoring the opener at the Benito Villamarin stadium in
Valencia chairman Anil Murthy (behind the trophy), players and coaching staff celebrating their 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the King's Cup final on Saturday.PHOTOS: VCF MEDIA, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Left: Valencia chairman Anil Murthy (behind the trophy), players and coaching staff celebrating their 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the King's Cup final on Saturday. Below: Kevin Gameiro (No. 9) scoring the opener at the Benito Villamarin stadium in
Kevin Gameiro (No. 9) scoring the opener at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville. PHOTOS: VCF MEDIA, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Valencia chairman Murthy hails shock Cup win over Barca, targets long-term stability

Their trophy drought has ended after more than a decade and, in just five seasons after taking over in 2014, Peter Lim's Valencia are entering their most successful era in recent years.

On Saturday, the Spanish club owned by the Singapore tycoon beat LaLiga champions Barcelona 2-1 in Seville to win the Spanish King's Cup, which they last won in 2008.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2019, with the headline 'Back among 'Europe's elite''. Print Edition | Subscribe