Cadiz player Juan Cala is said to have said something to Diakhaby. The latter was so angry that he visited him during the game. Shortly afterwards, the Valencia players decided to leave the pitch. Shortly after the game resumed, the visitor confirmed that there was a “racist insult” to one of the players.
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The score at the break was 1-1. After some delay, the referee continued the closed game. Dahabi did not return, Kala did. According to Valencia, the players and staff decided to return to the field at the request of Diakhaby. “We are one with you,” the club said on Twitter. “No to racism.”
Valencia are missing goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who was injured in the Orange team a week and a half ago.
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