VCF - Cel


Valencia CF vs Celtic

Feb, 21 / 18:55 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
Juny, 15 2017

The Blanquinegras, fully committed to the Cup Semi-Final

This Friday at 5pm, FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF Femenino

Valencia CF Femenino are just one game away from another Cup Final, like the one they reached two seasons ago. History is repeating itself; in Melilla in 2015 the draw also threw the Valencianistas and Azulgranas together in the Cup Semi-Final. The game against FC Barcelona will be played at 5pm on Friday, 16th of June, 2017, at the Spanish Football Federation’s Las Rozas Training Ground, and will be broadcast live on Gol and also on VCFradio, the Club’s official radio station.
Cristian Toro’s side have had a great season in the Iberdrola Primera División Femenina RFEF; they picked up their best ever league finish, and they want to top off a dream season by beating the Catalan team and going through to the big final on Sunday, where they would play the winners of Atlético de Madrid vs UDG Tenerife. However, the Azulgranas will also have their sights set on making it through, and will be taking the match against our team as the first of two finals, even more so after having been unable to win the Liga Iberdrola.

Our games against Xavi Llorens’ team have tended to be tight affairs. If we cast our minds back to 2014/15, our team won home and away (2-1 and 1-2), as well as getting the win in the Copa de S.M. la Reina in Melilla (1-0). The Catalanas took their revenge in the 15/16 season by doing the league double over VCFF (2-0 and 1-2), and this season they managed a 0-1 win at the Antonio Puchades. The Blanquinegras got a hard-fought away point at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper (1-1).

Carol Férez, Valencia CF Femenino player and scorer of the winner in the 2015 Semi-Final, spoke about the tie against her former team: “In the Cup it’s a one-off game and anything can happen, but we believe in ourselves, we’re on form. Cristian has told us that if we want to beat FC Barcelona with the squad they have we have to be at our best, we can’t give up and we have to be really switched on. Getting through to the Final would be a great reward for our season. We’ve bettered all our stats, winning the Cup would be incredible.”

The no.14 hasn’t forgotten about captain Ivana Andrés being out injured, after she broke her collarbone against Athletic Club in the Quarter-Finals: “Ivana is a pillar of the team, not only in terms of her captaincy, and if we win we’ll be dedicating it to her.”

For his part, head coach Cristian Toro said: “We are capable of causing problems for FC Barcelona and any other team right now. In recent years, the games between the two teams have been very even and tight. The team know they’ll have to be at their best if they want to make it to the Final, and they know that they’ll have to be brave and play the football they’ve been playing all season; now’s not the time to try something different. We have to stick to our game plan of keeping possession, pressing high, and creating chances. We hope that those who can travel to watch the game do so, and we hope everyone else can follow the game and support us from their homes!”