VCF - Cel


Valencia CF vs Celtic

Feb, 21 / 18:55 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
May, 01 2010

Zigic at the double

Serb's second brace of the season

A 15 minute brace at Cornella-El Prat was decisve for Valencia on Saturday night, and the first goal came after just 180 seconds. Nikola Zigic was the man of the quarter-hour after coming on for David Villa, and could have had a hat-trick were it not for his header being wrongly ruled out for offside.


With his double strike, the Serb took his second brace of the current campaign -his third if you include his two goals in the friendly against Acero. More importantly, the goals against Espanyol gave a vital away win to a tiring Valencia side. It isn't the first time that he has made the difference against the Catalans either. On January 1st he was brought on in the 63rd minute at Mestalla in the match with Los Pericos, and popped up with a superb header from a Joaquín cros in the final seconds. The game ended 1-0 and Zigic got Valencia the points.


Six points, three goals and a spot in the Champions League... not a bad return for just 64 minutes on the pitch!