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Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves tears knee ligament

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves to have surgery on torn knee ligament

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves tears knee ligament

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Valencia says goalkeeper Diego Alves will require surgery on a torn ligament in his right knee.

The Brazilian goalkeeper injured his leg and had to be substituted in the second half of Valencia's 3-2 win at Almeria on Saturday. That victory earned the team a fourth-place finish in the Spanish league and a Champions League berth for next season.

The 29-year-old Diego Alves, known as a specialist at saving penalties, has been Valencia's first-choice goalkeeper for the past four seasons.


Updated : 2021-09-22 15:29 GMT+08:00