Valencia win incredible nine-goal thriller at Betis
Valencia struck six times in a LaLiga away game for just the fourth time in their history in an incredible 6-3 win over Real Betis on Sunday.
Such a high-scoring affair appeared unlikely when Marcelino's Valencia led 4-0 thanks to Santi Mina's 74th-minute goal at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
It took the visitors 35 minutes to open the scoring - through a Geoffrey Kondogbia header - before Goncalo Guedes' 30-yard stunner on the stroke of half-time.
Sergio Leon had a chance to give Betis life, but his penalty 10 minutes into the second half was saved by Neto.
6 - Valencia have scored six goals in a La Liga away game for the 4th time, the first one since 2004 vs Malaga (6-1). Falles. pic.twitter.com/pt0KI6bXOa-- OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 15, 2017
Rodrigo and Mina appeared to seal Valencia's victory, only for the hosts to rally incredibly with three goals in six minutes.
Joel Campbell, on loan at Betis from Arsenal, Antonio Sanabria and former Barcelona attacker Cristian Tello struck to set up a grandstand finish.
But strikes from Simone Zaza and Andreas Pereira, the duo marking the game's eighth and nine different goalscorers, secured Valencia's wild win.
9 - Se han marcado 9 goles en el Betis-Valencia, récord en un partido en el Benito Villamarín en toda la historia de la Liga. Espectáculo. pic.twitter.com/yZEIH8HPn6-- OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 15, 2017
It was the first time since a 6-1 win over Malaga in 2004 that Valencia scored six goals in an away league game as they moved into second in the table.