Valencia CF Official webpage - Noticias http://en.valenciacf.com/escudo_valencia.pngValencia CF Official webpagehttp://en.valenciacf.com en Copyrightvalenciacf.com/noticias/rss/ http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102552/parejo-we-always-believed.html <![CDATA[Parejo: "We always believed"]]> Dani Parejo has now scored seven times in LaLiga in 2018/19, and is Valencia CF's top goal-getter in the league. The captain was on the mark again in the meeting with Girona, and expressed his pleasure on an individual and team level with the 2-3 result.

"We always believed. We were coming into this one off a good dynamic and we took away the three points thanks to our consistency and will to win all the time," he explained after the final whistle.

"When we went behind, with the score level and us having been in front twice, a point might not have been a bad result. This was an important game, and winning meant that we would keep that good run going. It takes us closer to the top spots, and I think that we deserved a victory like this. It shows that Valencia CF fight to the end in every game," added the skipper.

"We're at a crucial moment of the season. You're seeing a better Valencia CF side since January: Much better, different and more reliable. Since the game against Alaves, we've competed at every ground and shown that we don't give up."

"For my own good and that of the team, I'd like the strikers to have many more goals than I do. They've been playing well for a while, with goals and assists, and thanks to them we're seeing an improvement in the team."

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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:37:49 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102552/parejo-we-always-believed.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102551/ferran-torres-im-never-going-to-forget-any-goal-i-score-for-this-club.html <![CDATA[Ferran Torres: "I'm never going to forget any goal I score for this club"]]> Ferran Torres' strike in the final moments of the game against Girona earned Valencia CF the victory away from home, as the young talent was played as a no.9 following the sending off of Facundo Roncaglia.

The homegrown player, who started the game on the right wing, has now found the net three times this term: Against Celta Vigo in LaLiga, Sporting Gijon in the Copa del Rey, and now against Girona.

"I'm never going to forget any goal that I score for this club. All my effort has had its reward," he commented after the game.

"In a situation like we had, you find strength from where it seems that there is nothing left. I knew that I had to score in order to give us the three points; at first I doubted whether I would get to the ball before the goalkeeper, but once I reached it I didn't think twice, tapping it around him and scoring into an empty net."

"Every player is bringing something to the table. When you are a club competing in three competitions, it's important. It's what allows us to continue fighting for the Champions League spots."

 

 

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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:33:24 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102551/ferran-torres-im-never-going-to-forget-any-goal-i-score-for-this-club.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102549/roncaglia-to-miss-getafe-game-through-suspension.html <![CDATA[Roncaglia to miss Getafe game through suspension]]> Two yellow cards in the space of ten minutes for Facundo Roncaglia left Valencia CF reduced to ten men at Montilivi, and mean that the Argentine will miss next Sunday's game against Getafe through suspension.

The first yellow was for a foul on Portu, whilst a slip up in the 71st minute ended with him committing an infraction on Cristhian Stuani, resulting referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande sending him off

Roncaglia will also be unavailable for the UEFA Europa League game against FC Krasnodar on Thursday, due to a previous suspension picked up with Celta Vigo.

 

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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:27:02 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102549/roncaglia-to-miss-getafe-game-through-suspension.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102548/marcelino-the-sending-off-affected-us.html <![CDATA[Marcelino: "The sending off affected us"]]> Marcelino García Toral gave his opinions after the 2-3 win against Girona, reflecting on a hard fought triumph at Montilivi in his press conference.

The game
“We won, but maybe the fairest result today would have been a draw. They had two very clear chances that Neto kept out. We had the game under control, but the sending off of Roncaglia affected us a lot; it meant that we had to bring on a centre back and take off an attacking player. That was when we encountered difficulties off free kicks, and we conceded an avoidable penalty, but we wanted to win and to take a second consecutive away win."

Making decisions
"We have six players who play on the wings, and in order to field one, we have to leave another one out. Ferran is very young and we all have to be prudent with him, be patient and take good decisions. As for Kang In, we should all have taken on board in January that a 17-year-old is unlikely to play very much. Ferran has an extraordinary future ahead of him and is more competitive all the time, so we are very satisfied with that. I try to be fair and I think that he deserves to play."

Struggling to win
"We are still having problems and, although we won, we can't forget how hard it was to get the victory. The team have much more confidence than a few months ago, when we were putting together a run of so many draws. Now we have to focus on Krasnodar, as we want to be in the quarter finals of the Europa League. After that, we'll turn our attention to Getafe. If we win, it will be another step forward, but there's still a long way to go in the league. There is a lot of equality and many teams in the running. My feeling is that everything will be decided at the end."

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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:01:05 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102548/marcelino-the-sending-off-affected-us.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/102546/guedes-fires-back-with-first-goal-of-201819.html <![CDATA[Guedes fires back with first goal of 2018/19]]> Valencia CF coach Marcelino had expressed his confidence in Gonçalo Guedes in his pre-match press conference before the game against Girona, and it did not take long for the Portuguese to prove him right.

Guedes opened the scoring at Montilivi just 13 minutes in, reading a slick pass into space by Rodrigo and beating Girona goalkeeper Bono. It was his first goal of the season, and the first for him since May 20th, 2018, against Deportivo La Coruña on the final day of the last campaign.

The midfielder continued to cause problems for the opposition, and enjoyed several chances, before he was taken off on 72 minutes to adjust the team to the sending off of Facundo Roncaglia.

 

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http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100718/match-report-hard-earnt-win-at-montilivi-2-3.html <![CDATA[Match Report: Hard-earnt win at Montilivi (2-3)]]> Valencia CF played versus Girona FC on Sunday at 4.15 pm at Montilivi on matchday 27 of LaLiga Santander. Valencia CF had a slow start in the first minutes of the match. Gonçalo Guedes scored his first goal of the season after a great through pass from Rodrigo into the Portuguese winger who got in round the back of Ramalho to slot it past Bono.

Eight minutes later, Jonas Ramalho made it 1-1 from a free-kick heading it home. Valencia CF continued looking to retake the lead. Jose Luis Gayà played a one-two with Kevin Gameiro but Gayà’s shot was dealt with by Bono.

Gonçalo Guedes stung Bono’s palms who split it after a great run, too hot to handle and Bernado cleared it off the line. Valencia CF kept on pushing for the goal but the first half between Girona and Valencia CF finished 1-1.

Valencia CF came out in the second half looking for the goal and they found it eight minutes in the manner of Dani Parejo who drilled in a low shot past Bono from the edge of the box to put Valencia CF back in front.

Facundo Roncaglia was sent off for Valencia CF for a second yellow for a bad foul on Cristian Stuani which meant that he will miss next match against fourth-placed Getafe at Mestalla. Valencia CF were made to work in the latter stages of the match, Girona were awarded a late penalty after a VAR check and Cristhian Stuani scored the resulting penalty.

There was a late twist in the tale when Valencia CF flew forward on the counter, Kondogbia threaded a deft ball into Ferran Torres who charged down the right wing forcing Bono off his line and slipping it past him to snatch a late away win for Valencia CF. Valencia CF will be back in action on Thursday in the second leg of the last 16 against FC Krasnodar at 6:55 pm kick-off time (CET).

Match details:

2. Girona FC: Bono, Ramalho (Pedro Porro, m.71), Alcalá, Bernardo, Raúl Carnero (Roberts, m.78), Pere Pons, Aleix García Doumbia, m. 71), Granell, Borja García, Portu and Stuani.

3. Valencia CF: Neto, Piccini, Roncaglia, G. Paulista, Gayà, Parejo, Kondogbia, Ferran, Guedes (Diakhaby, 73), Rodrigo (Wass, 68) and Gameiro (Cheryshev, 57).

 

Goals: 0-1. M.13: Guedes. 1-1. M. 21: Ramalho. 1-2. M. 53: Parejo. 2-2. M. 83: Stuani penalty. 2-3. M. 90: Ferran

Referee: Del Cerro Grande,  booked Alcalá del Girona, and Gayà del Valencia CF. He sent off Roncaglia for a double yellow card in the 72nd minute.

Observations: Matchday 27 of LaLiga, played this Sunday at 4.15 pm at Montilivi with the presence of two hundred Valencia CF supporters in the stands.

 

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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 17:17:08 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100718/match-report-hard-earnt-win-at-montilivi-2-3.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100234/match-preview-gfc-vs-vcf.html <![CDATA[Match Preview: GFC vs VCF]]> History:

Valencia CF will play versus Girona FC on Sunday at 4.15 pm at Montilivi on matchday 27 of LaLiga Santander. The Catalans got the win at Mestalla earlier on this season and Marcelino’s side will be looking to get into the European positions.

Girona FC only won two games at Montilivi so far this season and Valencia CF are unbeaten in eight games. Valencia CF took the win last year at Montilivi thanks to a single goal by Luciano Vietto on matchday 37.

Team News:

GFC

Iraizoz, Bono, Bernardo, Ramalho, Alcalá, Granell, Stuani, Pere Pons, Portu, Borja García, Raúl Carnero, Juanpe, Roberts, Lozano, Muniesa, Doumbia, Aleix Garcia and Pedro Porro.

VCF

Neto Murara, Jaume Doménech, Jose Luís Gayà, Facundo Roncaglia, Gabriel Paulista, Mouctar Diakhaby, Cristiano Piccini, Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Daniel Wass, Carlos Soler, Denis Cheryshev, Gonçalo Guedes, Ferran Torres, Rodrigo Moreno, Kevin Gameiro and Santi Mina.

Press Conferences:

Eusebio: “I respect them a lot because they’re a team who have collected really good results and they’re in the cup final”

Marcelino: ''Getting the win would put us in a very good position”

Coverage:

#GironaValencia

 

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http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100232/squad-i-girona-fc-vs--valencia-cf.html <![CDATA[Squad I Girona FC vs. Valencia CF]]> The following 18-man squad has been named by Valencia CF coach Marcelino for Sunday's LaLiga Matchday 27 fixture against Girona FC.

The match at Montilivi kicks off at 4:15pm CET.

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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 18:57:49 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100232/squad-i-girona-fc-vs--valencia-cf.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100230/marcelino-getting-the-win-would-put-us-in-a-very-good-position.html <![CDATA[Marcelino: ''Getting the win would put us in a very good position"]]> After three consecutive games at Mestalla, Valencia CF take on Girona away from home on Sunday at 4:15pm CET. Before the match, coach Marcelino spoke to the media in his pre-game press conference.

More points for Girona at home than away
I always have the point of view that I prefer to play at home rather than away. We can't be over-confident; we had a great game here against them and it wasn't enough to get us even a point, so we hope to have the same feeling but also be more effective in order to take three points that would be very important. Getting 7 points from 9 has allowed Girona to be in a comfortable situation, but we want to win and take a second consecutive victory in the league.

Games against Girona, Sevilla and Getafe being decisive
We're focused on LaLiga now. The game against FC Krasnodar could be definitive, but the league game isn't. This is a really close league, in which every team has had to suffer -even the three 'big' sides. I think that there will be a battle to the end for every objective. This is an important game, we want a win away from home and a second triumph on the bounce, after a comfortable win against Athletic -who were on a good run. Getting the win would put us in a very good position ahead of the final game before the international break, which is against Getafe.

Rotations
We will make changes, as we have been doing when we've had three games in a week. The entire group is at a good level, and it's difficult to leave three players out who deserve to be in the 18-man squad, but it's the tough task of being a coach.

The meeting with Peter Lim
When he comes here and asks to talk, I'm delighted to do so. It was a very similar meeting to previous ones. He's always shown me affection and complete confidence. We talk about football and about Valencia CF, but I can't give you any more details out of respect for those who were present.

Gonçalo Guedes' morale
When a player goes through an injury, returns and things aren't working out as he would like, it's logical that they will be impatient. We have to look for it to be the opposite, and give him calm. He puts in the utmost effort and things will work out as they should for him. He has a lot of talent and a good attitude, and he's a straightforward person: With all of these values, it's a question of time. On a personal level this need to do well should be converted into anxiety. We will try to make sure that doesn't happen and convince him that his best moments will come soon.


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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 18:46:51 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100230/marcelino-getting-the-win-would-put-us-in-a-very-good-position.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100227/legends-of-the-centenary-ricardo-arias.html <![CDATA[Legends of the Centenary: Ricardo Arias]]> Few players are as closely tied to Valencia CF as Ricardo Arias, the man to have represented the club for the most seasons during his playing days and now an ambassador for them. He spoke to VCF Media this week as part of the 'Legends Of The Centenary' series, remembering some of his greatest moments in white and black.

Starting out at Valencia CF
"Valencia CF had been scouting me for a year. They decided to sign me when I was 18. I played for VCF Mestalla for a year, and then Paseiguito, Manolo Mestre and the coaching staff decided I should come up to the first team. That was to see if I'd develop into the Ricardo Arias that they wanted me to be, or if I would fall by the wayside.

Something as simple as me being the player who spent the most seasons at the club -16- and the player with the second most appearances -behind Fernando Colomer- makes me tremendously proud. I had the great honour of overtaking one of my heroes, who was also an influence on me: Manolo Mestre. He was like a father to me. I broke both of his records at the same time: For years at the club and for games.

I hope that at some point a Valencian player overtakes my record. I would be very proud and very happy about that."

The passion he still feels for Valencia CF
"I don't know how to live without thinking about or being near Valencia CF, working for the club or talking about them. I came here aged 18, and I left when I was 35. I came back when I was 36. I've had ties with Valencia CF for 27 years, and I don't know anything else. When people talk about football, I talk about Valencia CF. When they talk about footballers, I talk about Valencia CF players. When they talk about stadiums, I talk about Mestalla. For me, Valencia CF are at the top in everything, and I don't know any other way."

Unforgettable games
"If I had to pick one game that was special for me, then I'd say the day that I debuted against Malaga here. It was a Wednesday, and we won 3-1. Maybe I'd also say the first game in which I scored a goal here, against Sevilla. We won that one 3-0. These memories are unforgetable.

There's the last game in the Segunda División, against Elche, in which we finally left that division behind, doing so with authority and pride and with everyone supporting us.

There's also my farewell game. That one is unforgetable. That's a game for my children, my grandchildren, and for everyone who was there. Everyone who, in some way, acknowledged however much or little I did for the club."

His current role
"I'm doing something that I like, which is representing my club. I don't think I'd know how to do anything else. I'm in the ideal place, the ideal club and the ideal home. I don't think I could ask for more"

 

The full interview with Arias is available on VCF Media.

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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 11:49:11 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100227/legends-of-the-centenary-ricardo-arias.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100223/meeting-held-in-valencia-with-majority-shareholder-peter-lim.html <![CDATA[Meeting held in Valencia with majority shareholder Peter Lim]]> Majority shareholder Peter Lim held a meeting in Valencia this Friday with President Anil Murthy, Executive Director Kim Huat Koh, General Director Mateu Alemany, Technical Director Pablo Longoria, President's Office Director Sean Bai and First Team Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral. In the meeting, Mr. Lim reiterated his utmost support for the work of the coach, and encouraged the directors and specialists to achieve their shared goals in the final stage of the 2018/19 season.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:19:53 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100223/meeting-held-in-valencia-with-majority-shareholder-peter-lim.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100215/vcf-femenino-vs--levante-ud-to-be-played-at-mestalla.html <![CDATA[VCF Femenino vs. Levante UD to be played at Mestalla]]> Valencian derbies are special occasions in regional football, and the Liga Iberdrola contest between VCF Femenino and Levante UD is no exception. That's why the upcoming game on Monday, April 22nd, will be held at Mestalla, in celebration of both the club's Centenary year and the tenth anniversary of Valencia CF women's team.

The match, one of the big moments of the 'Elles Som Totes' campaign, will kick off at 5pm local time, and attendance will be free for VCF Femenino season ticket holders. General sale -available from April 1st online and at the ticket office- will be at the regular price of 3€.

Mestalla will be opened in sections according to ticket sales, with the hope of a great turnout to support the team to derby success.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:07:13 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100215/vcf-femenino-vs--levante-ud-to-be-played-at-mestalla.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100214/rodrigo-named-europa-league-player-of-the-week.html <![CDATA[Rodrigo named Europa League Player of the Week]]> Rodrigo Moreno was the worthy winner of the UEFA Europa League's Player Of The Week award for his efforts against FC Krasnodar, chosen ahead of Pedro (Chelsea FC), Ismaïla Sarr (Stade Rennais FC) and Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt).

The striker was on song twice against the Russian side in the first leg of the Last 16 tie, continuing his strong scoring form.

Speaking after the game, the forward commented that “Regardless of the result, there are still 90 minutes to go. 2-1 isn't as good as 2-0, but we managed to get an away goal. It's a positive result; this side had come into the game off eliminating Bayer Leverkusen. We had a good first half, and a not so good second half.”

With his brace against FC Krasnodar, Rodrigo is now on 11 goals for the season in all competitions.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:00:05 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100214/rodrigo-named-europa-league-player-of-the-week.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100213/soler-i-hope-to-play-for-at-least-100-more-games--and-win-trophies-here.html <![CDATA[Soler: "I hope to play for at least 100 more games, and win trophies here"]]> Carlos Soler's 100th game for Valencia CF came with a special surprise for the 22 year old, as VCF Media marked the occasion by showing him a video of messages from friends and family.

The midfielder, who is already a fan favourite at Mestalla, expressed his gratitude for the gift and for the opportunities he has received since coming up from the VCF Academy -and also expressed his desire to win silverware with his boyhood club.

"I came here when I was 7 years old, and I've worked really hard. I made my debut at Anoeta, during a tough time, and I've enjoyed myself so much since then. I've had some really good moments and some bad moments, and I think that happens to every player. I think everybody who has always been by my side. Unconditional support is what takes us to the highest level," said the young talent.

"Last season I reached 50 games, and now we're here celebrating 100, in the Centenary year for the club. It's a nice thing, and I hope that I play for 100 more games at least.
At the start of the season I spoke about wanting to win a trophy with Valencia CF at some point. This year we have the possibility of winning the Copa del Rey."

The full interview with the latest member of Valencia CF's '100 club' can be watched on VCF Media.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:58:51 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100213/soler-i-hope-to-play-for-at-least-100-more-games--and-win-trophies-here.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100212/marcelino-we-have-to-play-like-we-did-in-the-first-35-minutes.html <![CDATA[Marcelino: "We have to play like we did in the first 35 minutes"]]> A coach with high standards for his sides, Marcelino García Toral left Mestalla on Thursday night with mixed feelings about Valencia CF's showing against FC Krasnodar. Whilst he was pleased with the early stages of the match, he did not feel that the second half of the game had gone as hoped.

The result
"When you're 2-0 up in the 25th minute, you think that you're going to get a definitive result for the second leg, but I think that we should have done more in the second half. We're satisfied with the first 35 minutes, which were maybe the best of the season, but there was a lot that could have been improved upon in the second half."

The aggregate score
"Looking at the first half, we knew what we had to do, but in the second half we didn't push forward or avoid Krasnodar having chances. They took advantage of a chance that came about from a mistake, but we were very week with the ball. This is useful for us to see that games last 90 minutes. The tie is open now."

Euphoria
"If we get involved in euphoria after winning two games in a row, then that's not an intelligent move. We've played many games recently and there have been moments of difficulty and tiredness -both physical and mental."

Parejo's absence for the second leg
"We have to accept situations in football, whether they be injuries or suspensions. We will be without Parejo, so we another player will be in there to show his worth. We won't be a weaker side for missing one player. We always have to try to win. If we go there with the idea of simply not conceding, then we will lose, as if they win 1-0 then we will be knocked out. We have to play like we did in the opening 35 minutes today. We have to be intelligent and go for goals."

His celebration with Rodrigo
"It was something natural. It was a spontaneous reaction from Rodrigo when he scored. I'm grateful to him. I'm really pleased for him and for the rest of the players who suffered at the start of the season. We have players with ambition, who make up a great group. Let's not forget that we won today."

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 23:55:37 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100212/marcelino-we-have-to-play-like-we-did-in-the-first-35-minutes.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100210/soler-reaches-100th-game-with-bittersweet-result.html <![CDATA[Soler reaches 100th game with 'bittersweet' result]]> The 2-1 victory at Mestalla against FC Krasnodar marked a milestone for Carlos Soler, who played his 100th game for Valencia CF. At 22 years old he has one of the youngest players to reach a century of official appearances for the club, and he has become one of the cornerstones of Marcelino's side.

The academy product has featured for just one full season, but has played 78 LaLiga games, 13 in the Copa del Rey, 6 in the Champions League and 3 in the Europa League. This year he has been used in 37 games, including scoring two goals (both in the Champions League).

Talking after the game, the VCF Academy product said that the 2-1 result was "A little bittersweet. After the second goal we defended a little further back. We spoke at halftime about that being something that we needed to change, but we began the second half as we had ended the first."

"We conceded, which is always disappointing, especially with the good defensive run we've been on. Krasnodar had some clear chances, but we will try to improve on this for Sunday's game against Girona," he added, before denying that there was overconfidence after his team had taken the lead.

"I don't think it was excess confidence. The opposition are also in the game, they have good players and they had a good group stage. It's a shame that we conceded, and we'd like the advantage to be more, but it's a win."

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 23:28:03 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100210/soler-reaches-100th-game-with-bittersweet-result.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100209/suspension-rules-parejo-out-of-fc-krasnodar-return-leg.html <![CDATA[Suspension rules Parejo out of FC Krasnodar return leg]]> Valencia CF will be without captain Dani Parejo for the return leg of their UEFA Europa League fixture against FC Krasnodar, after picking up a yellow card against the Russian side in the first leg.

The Spaniard had previously received bookings in the Champions Leagie against Juventus and Manchester United, which carry over into the Europa League. He will be back available for VCF's following European fixture, should they progress in the competition.
Returning to the midfield for the second leg will be Geoffrey Kondogbia, who has missed the last two games through suspension.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 23:13:22 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100209/suspension-rules-parejo-out-of-fc-krasnodar-return-leg.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100177/impressive-scoring-form-continues-for-rodrigo.html <![CDATA[Impressive scoring form continues for Rodrigo]]> An excellent run from February through to March has seen Valencia CF striker Rodrigo hit his best scoring form of the 2018/19 season. He found the net twice in the game against FC Krasnodar, extending his streak to four goals in the last three games in all competitions.

The forward, who turned 28 on Wednesday, took just 12 minutes to open the scoring against the Russian side in the UEFA Europa League first leg encounter. He would double his side's lead just 12 minutes later, before being taken off just past the hour mark to rest him ahead of an important series of fixtures for Valencia CF.

Rodrigo had previously scored against Real Betis in the Copa del Rey and Athletic Club in LaLiga on his current run, adding to the several vital goals he has to his name for the season. He is now on 11 for the season, already his second best return as a Valencia CF player.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 22:30:04 +0100 http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100177/impressive-scoring-form-continues-for-rodrigo.html
http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100145/-match-report-rodrigo-moreno-double-gives-vcf-the-lead-in-the-tie-2-1.html <![CDATA[ Match Report: Rodrigo Moreno double gives VCF the lead in the tie (2-1)]]> Valencia CF played versus FC Krasnodar at Mestalla at 9 pm kick-off time in the first leg of the last 16 in the UEFA Europa League. Valencia CF and FC Krasnodar had never played each other in UEFA competitions before.

Valencia CF had a good start to the game with Carlos Soler collecting the ball and having the first shot on target for Valencia CF in the first minute with Valencia CF firmly in possession around the Krasnodar area and switching the ball sideways.

Rodrigo Moreno gave Valencia CF the lead after a quick counter-attack and Parejo threaded it into Rodrigo Moreno with a stepover, cutting inside and curling it round the keeper, a brilliant finish over the ten-minute mark.

Rodrigo Moreno grabbed a brace to double the lead for Valencia CF with a tidy finish from inside the box after a low cross from Toni Lato who rolled it across the face of goal from the left wing with a perfectly weighted ball for Rodrigo to finish off.

Fellow striker, Kevin Gameiro came close to adding his name on the scoresheet but he aimed his shot at the keeper. The first half between Valencia CF and FC Krasnodar finished 2-0 for Valencia CF at half-time.

Valencia CF had a quiet start to the second half with the away side in possession and looking to get an away side. Claesson pulled one back over the hour mark to give FC side the away goal in the tie.

A lapse of concentration from Krasnodar goalkeeper Safonov almost gifted Valencia back their two-goal cushion. He rushed out to meet a stray pass bouncing just outside the penalty area but miscontrolled it.

Valencia CF kept on looking to score the third with two chances from Santi Mina who went for the acrobatics and then heading it over the bar. The match finished 2-1 much to Valencia CF’s dismay Valencia CF keep their good home form in the UEL with two excellent strikes from Rodrigo Moreno as Claesson gives FC Krasnodar an away goal in the tie. Valencia CF will visit FC Girona on Sunday at 4.15 pm on matchday 27 of LaLiga Santander.

Match Details:

2. Valencia CF: Neto, Piccini, Gabriel Paulista, Diakhaby, Lato, Parejo, Coquelin, Guedes (Cheryshev, m.70), Carlos Soler, Rodrigo (Santi Mina, m.62) and Gameiro (Rubén Sobrino, m.78) ).

1. FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Petrov, Martynovich, Spajic, Ramirez, Gazinski (Golubev, 88), Kaboré, Olsson, Stotski, Claesson and Wanderson (Suleymanov, m.80).

Goals: 1-0. M. 12: Rodrigo. 2-0. M. 24: Rodrigo. 2-1. M. 63: Claesson.

Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel). He booked Parejo and Coquelin for Valencia CF, and to Kaboré, Claesson, Martynovich and Olsson for FC Krasnodar.

Observations: First leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, played on Thursday at 9 pm Mestalla before 36,274 spectators. In the box was Peter Lim, the majority shareholder

 

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http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/100083/match-preview-vcf-vs-fc-krasnodar.html <![CDATA[Match Preview: VCF vs FC Krasnodar]]> History:

Valencia CF will play versus FC Krasnodar at Mestalla at 9 pm kick-off time in the first leg of the last 16 in the UEFA Europa League. Valencia CF and FC Krasnodar have never played each other in UEFA competitions before.

Team News:

VCF

Facundo Rocaglia is the only VCF player that is unavailable through suspension. Misses next game if booked: Diakhaby, Parejo, Soler.

FC Krasnodar

Mauricio Pereyra will miss the game through suspension. Misses next game if booked: Kaboré, Martynovich, Stotski.

Press Conferences:

VCF

Marcelino: "If FC Krasnodar weren't a good team, they wouldn't have knocked out Bayer Leverkusen"

Gayà: “We have to go all-out in every competition"

FC Krasnodar

Murad Musaev: I couldn't tell you who are favorites”

Cristian Ramírez: "Valencia are a good team, with good players”

Coverage:

#VCFKRASNODAR

#UEL

 

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