Relegation worries Valencia and Kluivert not over with loss at Mallorca
Valencia CF remains fully engaged in the battle against relegation in La Liga. With Justin Kluivert as a substitute, the six-time champions of Spain lost 1-0 to RCD Mallorca on Thursday night.
Vedat Muriqi scored the winning goal in Palma de Mallorca in the 64th minute. For Kluivert, who scored three times in the previous six games, it was a difficult night. In a robbery at his home near Valencia, his girlfriend was injured Wednesday night. Still, Kluivert wanted to play.
Valencia may still be in thirteenth place with 40 points from 36 duels, but the difference with number eighteen Real Valladolid is only two points. The bottom three teams after 38 duels are relegated. Valencia still plays at home against RCD Espanyol and away against Real Betis.