In December 2016, the Valencia team bus was stoned and their players were threatened by irate fans after a 2-3 setback at Real Sociedad, their ninth loss in 16 Spanish league games leaving them languishing in 17th place.
Just 17 months on, the club owned by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim can expect to be mobbed again in the football-mad city - this time by happy fans.
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