VCF are a tough side to beat regardless of the starting line-up or the opposition they are up against. Valencia CF showed resilience and winning mentality to look for the win. They were well positioned on the pitch and fought back twice to come away with the win right at the death.
Zaza and Rodrigo who are on fine form from in front of goal were joined by Nacho Vidal on the scoresheet who was off the mark with VCF. Valencia CF picked up a really valuable win that saw them edge Real Sociedad in a 5-goal all action thriller in what was their first away win of the season.
Marcelino’s side came out looking to hit on the counter while staying alert at the back. Carlos Soler and Parejo were providing magnificent forward passes trying to break down the Real Sociedad backline. VCF strikers applied a suffocating high pressure upon Real Sociedad which gave VCF three corner kicks.
Real Sociedad made very little in the way of danger testing Jaume with headers but Jaume was equal to them. Persistence paid dividends when Rodrigo drew first blood for VCF following a Guedes ball recovery who rounded the keeper as he was coming off his line, Guedes pulled it back into Rodrigo who was first on the scene at the far post with a tap-in. Real Sociedad did not back down and Elustondo got Real Sociedad back on level terms heading home following a corner kick.
Guedes came close to scoring a goal right on the stroke of half time but he fired it just over the bar following a fine collective move. The last action of the first half forced Jaume into a magnificent save.
VCF came out looking to come away with all three points from Anoeta .VCF were back in front following a Carlos Soler pin-point pass into Nacho Vidal who chipped it over stranded Ruli as he was rushing off his line but the advantage was short lived as Oyarzabal cancelled it out only eight minutes later. Both sides were reduced to ten men. Zubeldia, and later on Kondogbia were sent off for double bookings. Valencia CF showed their winning mettle by not settling for a point and in the closing stages of the game, Guedes navigated his way into the box and set up Zaza who sealed the win for Valencia CF with an unstoppable strike.
Valencia CF extend their unbeaten run, pick up their first away win as they put an end to their winless run at Anoeta which dated back to 2010.
2. Real Sociedad: Rulli, Odriozola, Aritz, Zubeldia, Kevin, Illarramendi, Zurutuza, Xabi Prieto © (Rubén Pardo, 81’), Juanmi (Januzaj, 46’), Oyarzabal and Willian José (Canales, 71’).
Referee: Jaime Latre, sent off Zubeldia for Real Sociedad (49’ y 67’) booked Oyarzabal (77’); parte Sent off Kondogbia (44’ and 79’) booked Guedes (8’), Gayà (55’) and Santi Mina (90+1’) for Valencia CF .
Obvservations: Maite Azkoaga, Aintzane Encinas and Maialen Zelaia took a ceremonial kick-off. Matchday 6 of Laliga which took place at Anoeta.
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