Valencia CF Official webpage - Noticias CF Official webpage en <![CDATA[Francis Coquelin is already one more]]> There’s so much to see him back to the fullest! Francis Coquelin is already one more as it was shown at the session this Thursday where the players of the VCF Academy joined the session in a training match.

Under the watchful eye of the coaching staff and the president, Anil Murthy, the French midfielder has exercised to a high level of intensity, dominating the midfield, covering the center, moving the ball... The feelings have been very positive and after receiving the medical release, his return to competition is getting closer.

Coquelin has not competed since March 10th when he played the 90 minutes in the victory against Sevilla FC (0-2). He has been working by himself in his recovery and little by little the intensity has increased to make himself available to Marcelino as soon as possible.


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:27:29 +0200 <![CDATA[Real Sociedad won’t sell tickets for Valencia CF’s match in Anoeta]]> Valencia CF will visit Anoeta on September 29th (13:00 h) to face Real Sociedad in the 7th match of LaLiga, a game in which Real Sociedad won’t be making tickets available to the public due to the stadium’s make over.

As of rightnow there is a limit in the capacity so that tickets for the general public and for the fans of the visiting team are not for sale. In the match played last Saturday between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona in Anoeta, only those with subscription could access. The same will happen next Tuesday against Rayo Vallecano and also against Valencia CF.


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:19:48 +0200 <![CDATA[Valencia CF U19’s still in contention for the UEFA Youth League ]]> Manchester United won versus Young Boys thanks to a 93rd-minute penalty (1-2). Valencia CF U19’s lost 1-0 to Juventus but there were many positive things because the starting 11 of Mista had a lot of young players like Jesús Vázquez, (15 years old), Jordi Escobar, (16 years old), Kang in (17 years old), Fran Pérez (16 years old), Guillem Molina (17 years old).

Valencia CF will play United on October 2nd at Leigh Sports Village Club at 3 pm (local time).



Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:10:30 +0200 <![CDATA[Mateu Alemany: 'The fans were top']]> Mestalla once again presented a spectacular atmosphere, more than 46,000 fans gathered at Mestalla for the return to the Champions League and as Mateu Alemany said at the end of the match: ‘The fans were top’. Tens of thousands of flags with the Centenary logo and Valencia CF’s shield flooded Mestalla creating a magical picture all over the stadium.

Marcelino also wanted to publicly thank the fans for the unconditional support they felt from the stands. ‘We are very thnankful to the fans, and we have to respond to that. They have received two strong blows, like al lof us, but haven’t stopped supporting the team. We must take a step forward, I am optimistic because there is a very good attitude and an absolute commitment’.


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:34:56 +0200 <![CDATA[Marcelino: ‘We have attitude and ability to improve’]]> Marcelino is convinced  that despite not achieving the victory, the team will end the season meeting the marked objectives.


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:24:04 +0200 <![CDATA[Spectacular atmosphere in Mestalla in the return to Champions League]]> Over a thousand days after the last Valencia CF memory in the Champions League, the stadium doors opened and the fans began to fill the Mestalla Coliseum. Once again, the fans responded to the call of the coach and the players, who want the best relationship possible among the two. The fans kept pushing until the end even though the scoreboard was adverse. Both goals from Juventus didn’t stop the fans from continue the cheering.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:42 +0200 <![CDATA[Jeison Murillo and Ruben Vezo play their first official minutes of the season]]> It was a night of emotions. Valencia CF returned to the Champions League, several players were debuting in the European tournament and two of them, Jeison Murillo and Ruben Vezo, played their first official minutes of the season.

Jeison Murillo, who debuted in Champions, like his teammates in the starting line Daniel Wass and Carlos Soler, stood next to Gabriel Paulista in the back line. Meanwhile, the Portuguese Rubén Vezo stood on the right side. The four of them had to be very careful given the near presence in the area of ​​Cristiano Ronaldo, Mandjzukic, Matuidi and Fernandeschi.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:24:03 +0200 <![CDATA[VCF versus Juventus FC (0-2)]]> Valencia CF had a good start with the first chance for Guedes but it went high after a combination with Michy Batshuayi in the second minute of the game. Valencia CF defended well with Juventus creating chances.

Carlos Soler and sent a great ball to Gonçalo Guedes but Wojciech Szczesny saved it in the 23rd minute of the game. Six minutes later Cristiano Ronaldo received a straight red after a bad foul on Jeison Murillo.

Michy Batshuayi had another chance with his right foot that was saved by Wojciech Szczesny. Six minutes later, Michy Batshuayi and Daniel Parejo combined but the captain sent his shot high of the target.

Juventus FC made it 1-0 from 11 meters as Miralem Pjanic scored it in the 45th minute of the game. The first half finished 0-1 for Juventus FC.

Valencia CF had a good start in the second half and looking to make 1-1.  Mich Batshuayi had the first chance of the second half with a shot that went high of the target in the 46th minute. Two minutes later, Rodrigo Moreno had another go after Gayà put it in the box.

Unfortunately, Murillo was shown the yellow card for a bad foul on Bonucci in the 49th minute and Miralem Pjanic made it 0-2 for Juventus FC from 11 meters. Marcelino made two substitutions Cheryshev and Gameiro and Santi Mina.

Carlos Soler had two shot from outside the area but both of them went high. Despite trying with 11 players and a penalty in extra time which was saved by Wojciech Szczesny,  Valencia CF lost 0-2 versus Juventus FC. Valencia CF will now play versus Villarreal CF on Sunday at 18:30  in the  Estadio de La Cerámica.

Match details:

0. Valencia CF: Neto, Ruben Vezo (Cheryshev, 56th minute), Murillo, G. Paulista, Gayà, Parejo ©, Wass, C. Soler, Guedes (Santi Mina, 69), Rodrigo and Batshuayi (Gameiro , min 69).

2. Juventus: Szczęsny, Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini ©, Alex Sandro, Khedira (Emre Can, min.22), Pjanić (Douglas Costa, min.65) (Rugani, min.88), Matuidi, Bernardeschi, Ronaldo and Mandžukić .

Goals: 0-1, min. 44: Pjanić,(p). 0-2, min. 51: Pjanić, (p).

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany). He showed yellow cards to  Parejo (42 '), Murillo (49'), Vezo (53 ') for VCF; and  Yellow card to Alex Sandro (58 '), Szczęsny (80') and Rugani (90 + 5). Red card for C.Ronaldo(29)

Observations: Matchday 1 of 'Group H' of the UEFA Champions League, played in front of  46,067 spectators.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:31:07 +0200 <![CDATA[VCF U19’s vs Juventus FC (0-1)]]> Valencia CF U19’s started the UEFA Youth League season versus Juventus FC U19’s in the Antonio Puchades Ground. Valencia CF had a good start, looking to control possession. Ricardo Campos had the first chance at the back post but he sent it over in the 24th minute of the first half.

The chances kept on coming as both Pablo Jimenez with a shot and Kang in hitting the crossbar could have scored the first goal of the game for Valencia CF. The first half finished scoreless between both teams.

Valencia CF U19’s started the second half in the same way as in the first half and looking to score the first goal. Jordi Escobar had the first chance of the second half after a great combination with Kagin but Jordi did not reach it.

Kangin Lee hit the bar again in the 61st minute of the game. Eight minutes later, Petrelli made it 0-1 for Juventus FC. Valencia CF U19’s tried to make it 1-1 but the game ended in defeat for VCF U19’s.

Match details:

0. Juvenil A VCF: Emilio Bernad, Guillem Molina (Óscar Poveda, m. 71), Iñaki Pardo, Carlos Badal, Jesús Vázquez (Sergio Bono, m. 61), José Pascual, Hugo Guillamón ©, Kangin Lee, Pablo Jiménez (Fran Pérez, m. 67), Ricardo Campos (Martín Lapeña, m. 68) and Jordi Escobar.

1. Juventus FC: Loria ©, Bandeira, Capellini, Pereira Serrao (Gozzi, m. 61), Anzolin; Portanova (Frederiksen, m. 79), Makoun (Morrone, m. 46), Nicolussi; Pablo Moreno (Francofonte, m. 78), Fagioli (Tongya, m. 90) and Petrelli

Goals: 0-1. M. 69: Petrelli.

Referee: Radu Petrescu (Romania).  Showed yellow cards to Ricardo Campos, Hugo Guillamón y Kangin Lee for VCF U19 and Morrone, Fagioli for Bandeira for Juventus U19’s

Observations: UEFA Youth League Group H Matchday 1 which took place at the Antonio Puchades Ground at 2 pm kick-off time with VCF’s President, Anil Murthy, Executive Director, Koh Kim Huat, Mateu Alemany, and Luis Vicente Mateo.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:27:55 +0200 <![CDATA[Pre-match dinner between the Clubs’ presidents and UEFA members]]> Before the match against Juventus, the presidents of the two clubs and members of UEFA shared the table at an official dinner in which the president of Valencia CF, Anil Murthy, served as host with his counterpart of the Italian team, Andrea Agnelli. In an atmosphere of great institutional cordiality, gifts were exchanged, in the case of the VCF alluding to the commemoration of the Centenary this season. Both the UEFA delegate and the Italian club received linoleum engraved in a numbered edition of the Centenary logo.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:39:25 +0200 <![CDATA[Scouting Report: Juventus FC]]> Nickname: 'Vecchia Signora'(The Old Lady)

Stadium: Juventus Stadium

Last season finished: 1st.

Head Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.

Signings: Douglas Costa (Bayern München Mattia Perin (Genoa), Andrea Favilli (Ascoli), Emre Can (Liverpool), João Cancelo (Valencia), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Leonardo Bonucci (Milan).

Competitions: Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:28:18 +0200 <![CDATA[Match preview: Valencia CF vs Juventus FC]]> Valencia CF and Juventus FC will play their first Champions League match in Mestalla at 21:00 KO (CET).

Match facts:

Valencia CF and Juventus FC will play against each other for the first time.

Valencia CF, back in the UEFA Champions League two seasons later.

Both teams have reached the Champions League final more than one time.

Both teams will play again next year in the Centenary match.

João Cancelo and Neto Murara to play against previous Clubs.

Pre-match press conferences:

Juventus FC is the best team in Italy without any doubt. We’ll never give up on anything. We’re here to compete, said Marcelino.

Certainly, Juventus is an amazing team and certainly one of the favourites to win the competition, said Parejo.

They’re a difficult team, especially in Mestalla, said Allegri.

Very few teams win in Mestalla, said Chiellini.

Squad lists:

Juventus FC: Szczesny,Chiellini, Benatia Pjanic Khedira, Ronaldo, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Matuidi Cuadrado Kean, Mandzukic, Bonucci, Cancelo, Pinsoglio, Perin ,Emre Can, Rugani and Bernardeschi.

Valencia CF: Doménech, Neto, Vezo, Murillo, Paulista Diakhaby, Gayà Piccini, Guedes, Soler, Parejo,Wass ,Cheryshev, Torres, Gameiro, Moreno, Mina, and  Batshuayi.




Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:45:22 +0200 <![CDATA[List of players called up for Valencia CF - Juventus]]>

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:54:45 +0200 <![CDATA[The squad is all set for the Champions challenge]]> In less than 24 hours Valencia CF will be back in Champions competition and the squad is ready for the challenge ahead. In the last session the hard rain has been present while the players worked on tactical aspects.

Kondogbia and Garay didn’t work with the rest of the group as they continue recovering for their physical problems.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:19:54 +0200 <![CDATA[Allegri: ‘It's not easy to play and win at Mestalla, it's a stadium that pushes hard’]]> Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach, has attended the media in the press room of the Mestalla stadium in the preview of this Wednesday's game against Valencia CF, where he insisted on the difficulties they will have to score, although he admits being in the group of favorites to win the competition.

The Juventus captain insisted on the difficulty of defeating Valencia CF in Mestalla, ‘we have a very difficult opponent, few teams manage to win in Valencia, same struggle for Spanish teams’.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:05:47 +0200 <![CDATA[Marcelino and Parejo’s press conference ahead of VCF-Juventus]]> Valencia CF’s head coach Marcelino García Toral and the captain Dani Parejo spoke to the press at the Media Paterna Training Ground in the preview to the UEFA Champions League match against Juventus. Parejo has highlighted the importance of the union among the fans and the squad: ‘It’s been shown that when the fans and the team are united, we are stronger’


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:50:30 +0200 <![CDATA[VCF U19’s want to get off to a flyer in their opener against Juventus ]]> Valencia CF U19’s will start their UEFA Youth League campaign versus Juventus FC on Matchday 1 after having been pitted against Manchester United and BSC Young Boys in group H.

The 2016 bitter memory of their last 16 elimination versus Chelsea FC amidst controversy is still lingering however, they are totally ready to compete and defend the club’s crest with pride around Europe.

From that squad, only Carlos Badal remains in it. The Antonio Puchades ground will host this group stage thriller between two all-time European Clubs at 2 pm kick-off time.

Mista has named his 22-man squad for the game:  Keeper Emilio Bernad  and Diego Huesca outfield players Guillem Molina, Iñaki Pardo, Carlos Badal, Sergio Bono, Jesús Vázquez, José Pascual, Hugo Guillamón, Carlos Pérez, Óscar Poveda, Pablo Jiménez, Fran Pérez, Ricardo Campos, Jordi Escobar, Martín Lapeña, Kangin Lee, Nacho Muñoz, Xavi Estacio, Pablo Gozálbez, Carles Marco and  José Contell. Mista will have to withdraw four players from the squad list.

Group H will be a competitive one but with the home crowd factor in their favour, the Antonio Puchades ground will be a fortress ahead of this exciting opening game.



Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:08:19 +0200 <![CDATA[Lucarelli: 'Valencia CF can create problems for Juventus and get an important result']]> The former Valencia CF striker has spoken to VCF Media Radio today. Cristiano Lucarelli analyzed the premiere of Marcelino's team against Juventus in the Champions League tomorrow in Mestalla.

The Italian recognizes the power of the current leader of the Serie A but warns of the options of Valencia: ‘It will be a great match between two very important teams in Europe. Juventus is one of the favorites to win the Champions League but playing at Mestalla is never easy’.

Lucarelli highlights the role that the fans can play generating a great atmosphere in Mestalla: ‘Valencia can create problems for Juventus and achieve an important result. The fans at the stadium will be the number twelve player, they are always close to the team and they can push the players to win.’


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:23:18 +0200 <![CDATA[Marcelino and six players will make their debut in the UEFA Champions League]]> We cannot hold our excitement to relive a UEFA Champions League match at Mestalla! Those are special matches to Valencia CF fans whose minds are filled with memories of magical nights. Special dates like tomorrow’s match for Marcelino García and six players who will debut in the top European competition

Always humble and with lots of work under under his belt, that’s how the Asturian coach and his coaching staff have made their debut in the Champions League where he has managed to reach another stage in his professional growth. He debuted in Europe in the 2011/12 season in the UEFA Europa League, reached the 1/8 finals in 2014.15 and the semifinals the following year. This season he will make the jump to the Champions League.

Now a new challenge begins, as Jeison Murillo, Toni Lato, Carlos Soler, Daniel Wass, Ferran Torres and Uroš Račić will all see themselves competing in Champions League for the first time in their careers.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:38:04 +0200 <![CDATA[Rodrigo: 'We are excited to compete against the best and show what we are capable of doing']]> During his interview with VCF Media, Rodrigo Moreno recognizes that the dressing room is excited with Valencia CF’s come back to Champions League. He also thinks Juvenus is a strong contender to win the trophy.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:50:31 +0200 <![CDATA[Last tickets on sale for Valencia CF – Juventus ]]> Mestalla will live its first magical night of Champions on Wednesday against Juventus. There is a lot of desire for Champions.

There are only a thousand tickets on sale after the Italian team has returned the unsold seats of 5% of the stadium capacity that corresponds to the visiting fans by UEFA’s regulation.

Tickets can only be purchased at Mestalla’s ticket office.For security reasons tickets can not be purchased online. Get your tickets now!


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:42:36 +0200 <![CDATA[The team works hard against the exciting challenge of the Champions]]> Anil Murthy and Mateu Alemany followed today’s training session ended with defensive work with a single objective: to fight for the victory.

With the absences of Garay and Kondogbia, the entire team dedicated a large part of the session to the strategic actions.

There is much enthusiasm in the group after several seasons without being among the best teams in Europe. Therefore, the team will fight to get off to a good beginning.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:45:41 +0200 <![CDATA[Group H Scouting Report]]> Manchester United

Manchester United won the Champions League three times. Their first one in the 1966-77 season with Bobby Charlton with a double, George Best, Brian Kidd in Wembley in versus SL Benfica. The second time came in 1999 in the Camp Nou versus Bayern München in a dramatic final with goals by Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The latest Champions League trophy dates back to 2008 versus Chelsea in yet another dramatic finale in a penalty shoot-out (6-5). They played two more Champions League finals in Rome 2009 and 2011 in Wembley versus FC Barcelona but they came second.

Juventus FC

Juventus FC won two European Trophies, the first one came in the 1984-85 season thanks to a goal by Michelle Platini from 11 meters in the 59th minute of the game, which gave them the first European cup versus Liverpool FC although it was a tragic night for the Bianconeri because 39 fans lost their lives and up to 600 got injured when the Heysel Stadium terraces in Brussels fell down. The second European trophy for Juventus came in the 1995-1996 season versus Ajax in a( 4-2) penalty shoot-out after the game ended 1-1 in normal time.

Young  Boys

Young Boys, one of the most successful Swiss teams of all time with eleven participations in the UEFA Champions League. They got to the semis of the UEFA Champions League in the 1958-1959 season which they lost versus Stade de Remis by 1-3 (aggregate). This year, Young Boys entered the UEFA Champions League after a( 1-2) victory versus the Croatian team Dynamo Zagreb thanks to goals by Izet Hajrovic in the 7th minute and Guillaume Hoarau in the 66th minute of the game to be in the group stage.




Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:53:40 +0200 <![CDATA[Ferran Torres, the 5th youngest player in this year’s Champions League]]> At 18 years of age, Ferran Torres is the 5th youngest footballer of the competition listed in the "List A" and who usually competes with the first team.

It is not easy what the footballer trained in the VCF Academy is achieving. Since he made it into to the first team at the beginning of 2018, he has managed to become the player of the ‘Generation of the year 2000’. He will participate in this edition of the Champions League being the player who has had the most matches with the first team.

The youngest footballer enrolled in the "List A" by the 32 clubs and regularly competing in the first team is Pietro Pellegri (AS Monaco), with only 17 years, along with Ferran the other players are Sergio Gómez and Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Sofiane Diop (AS Monaco) and Oumar Solet (Olympique de Lyon).


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:31:32 +0200 <![CDATA[Medical report | Geoffrey Kondogbia ]]> According to the tests carried out at today, Valencia CF player, Geoffrey Kondogbia, presents a grade 1 sprain in his right ankle which is a different area from the previous injury.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:19:57 +0200 <![CDATA[The 'Champions Edition' of the Centenary t-shirt is now on sale]]> Valencia CF return to the Champions League and from this Monday you can buy the 'Champions Edition' of the Centenary shirt in the official stores. That’s the kit the team will wear in European competition.

Both the 'Home T-shirt' and the 'Away T-shirt' are available in adult size from € 89.95 (sizes SML-XL-XXL) as well as child size, at the price of € 69.95, (sizes from 7 -8 years).

If you rather have your 'Collectionist Edition - Gold edition' go ahead and make your reservation now!




Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:00:23 +0200 <![CDATA[Carlos Soler and Toni Lato went from waving the Champions League flag in 2011 to being the protagonists]]> At only 14 years old, on February 15, 2011, Carlos Soler and Toni Lato were two of the chosen ones to go out onto the turf and wave the canvas with the Champions League logo before the Valencia CF - Schalke 04 match that finished with a draw. This Wednesday they can fulfill the dream being among the chosen ones in the european competition match, without a doubt, another little step that the two talents trained in the VCF Academy are about to take forward.

Carlos Soler has been at the club since he was 7 years old, he always dreamed of listening to the melody of the Champions League wearing the Valencia CF shirt.

Toni Lato came to Mestalla for the first time with only 4 years with his aunt. It’s been a long time but Lato is also very aware of what happened that night when goals were scored by Roberto Soldado and Raúl González.

The two youngsters played the last Youth League in 2016, falling eliminated in a controversial penalty against Chelsea in the round of 16 in a match that ended 1-1. It was the top european competition in the youth category, now they will do it in the best European competition among clubs.


Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:03:21 +0200