Valencia CF vs Espanyol

Feb, 17 / 16:15 Matchday 24

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
November, 30 2016

Valencia Mestalla bow out of Premier League International Cup against Celtic

Valencia Mestalla went down 3-0 against Celtic in the final match of the Premier League International Cup, in Southampton in freezing conditions.

Curro Torres’ side went into the game without the chance of qualifying for the next round and so it was a chance for non-regulars in the Juvenil A side like Alex Centelles, Alex Blanco and Marco Valero to have a run out.

It was a difficult task for Mestalla to come back after conceding with just 40 seconds gone. The backline was caught out by a quick attack down the left and Aidan Nesbitt beat Ferri in a one-on-one.

Mestalla quickly found their stride though and could have equalized even a minute later but Alex Blanco was denied by the keeper Ross Doohan after a good run.

The blanquinegros tried to control the game through Marco Valero, Fran Villalba and Cifu in the middle of the pitch while Alex Blanco and Alberto Gil were useful options for the wing. However, with the situation looking promising for Mestalla they went further behind before the break through Luke Donelly.

In the second half VCF continued to press forward and Cifu had a fine effort that just went over the bar but their hopes of turning the match around fell apart when they conceded a third.

Mestalla now turn their attention back to the league where they are pushing for a promotion place and this weekend they face Badalona away.

Match details


Celtic Glasgow: Ross Doohan, Ralston, Mcilfuff, Mccart ©, Kelleher, Marck Hill, Michael Duffy, Connor Mc Manus, Luke Donelly (Jack Aitchinson, m. 85), Kristoffer Ajer and Aidan Nesbitt (Calvin Miler, m. 87).

VCF Mestalla: Ferri, Marc, Alex Centelles, Javi Jiménez, Sergio Ayala ©, Marco Valero, Fran Villalba (Pedro m. 46), Cifu (Eugeni, m. 67), Alberto Gil, Alex Blanco and Jordi Sánchez ( Rafa Mir,, m. 60)


Referee: Sam Allison. Yellow cards for VCF Mestalla: Marc Ferris, Alex Centelles and Marco Valero.

Goals: 1-0 Aidan Nesbitt, (m.1); 2-0, Luke Donelly (m. 40), 3-0, Kristofe Ajer (m. 55)