Copa America

Only pride on the line for Neville's Valencia in Copa semis

MADRID (AP) Facing the virtually impossible mission of reversing a seven-goal deficit against Barcelona in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals, coach Gary Neville hopes a decent result against the Spanish giant will help start turning things around for Valencia.

In addition to restoring some dignity, a home win against red-hot Barcelona on Wednesday could help steer the team back in the right direction after a dismal run under Neville's command.

A victory at Mestalla Stadium would also put Valencia in the history books as the team that kept Barcelona from breaking its club record of 28 games without a loss.

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