Friday 24 February 2012
Stoke City exited the UEFA Europa League despite producing a battling performance in their last-32 second-leg defeat in Valencia.
The Potters, who went into the match trailing 1-0 from the first leg, started brightly with Kenwyne Jones having chances to put Stoke ahead.
But Valencia got the crucial goal after 24 minutes when Jonas swept home after a square ball from Pablo Hernandez.
Stoke fought to get a goal back in the second half but were unable to break down Valencia, who will now play Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in the last 16.