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Simone Zaza’s late winner was very painful for Valencia’s manager

Simone Zaza's winning goal for Valencia against Real Sociedad caused his manger, Marcelino, to pull a hammy

Only Lionel Messi has scored more La Liga goals than Simone Zaza this season.

Yep, West Ham fans, *that* Simone Zaza. The one who failed to score during his time in England.

He left it late to score Valencia’s winner against Real Sociedad, but his manager might be wishing he didn’t.


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Hands up if you’re happy you left West Ham

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Hands up if you’re happy you left West Ham

In celebrating Zaza’s winner, Marcelino appeared to pull his hamstring.

The 52-year-old didn’t look best pleased with the injury either.

He had to be helped back to the bench by his assistants and was in clear discomfort.

Did anyone hear a ping?

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Did anyone hear a ping?

Try and hide your smiles

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Try and hide your smiles

Cheer up mate, you won

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Cheer up mate, you won

When Marcelino gets over the embarrassment of pulling a hammy on the sidelines he can look back on a job well done so far this season.

Valencia are currently fourth in La Liga, one point above Real Madrid.

Zaza is in the form of his life, with Sunday’s late winner following a nine-minute hat-trick against Malaga.


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Zaza always causes a bit of damage when he scores

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Zaza always causes a bit of damage when he scores

A return to winning ways will be very welcome at the Mestalla after a disappointing 12th placed finish last season.

Athletic Bilbao, who have had an indifferent start to the season, are next up for Valencia.

Someone should probably have a word in Marcelino’s ear and make sure he has a proper warm up this time.