VCF - Cel


Valencia CF vs Celtic

Feb, 21 / 18:55 Matchday 8

LaLiga - Matchday 21 - 27/01/2018 16:15h

Valencia CF 1
58' Santi Mina
4 Real Madrid
16' Cristiano Ronaldo, 38' Cristiano Ronaldo, 84' Marcelo, 89' Toni Kroos
Info del partido

Valencia CF battle it out and deserve more against Real Madrid (1-4)

January, 27 2018 -

Valencia CF came up against a lot of obstacles which could not overcome.

Valencia CF were back in action in the domestic competition at Mestalla on Saturday afternoon at 4.15 pm kick-off time in the standout fixture of Matchday 21 of the LaLiga. The home side were coming off the back of a cup win against CD Alavés as Real Madrid were knocked out of it at home by CD Leganés.

Valencia CF were off to a bright start in the opening minutes of the first half knocking the ball about well trying and to open up Real Madrid side who were trying to win the ball back. Neto produced a great save to Gareth Bale’s effort as he collided with Garay five minutes into the first half.  Valencia CF responded immediately at the other end with a great Rodrigo drive from 20 yards out that went wide following a superb Kondogbia ball recovery deep in the opposition half.

Real Madrid were awarded a penalty when Martín Montoya clattered Cristiano Ronaldo inside the 18-yard box. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from 12 yards with a right –footed shot inside the right post beyond Neto over the 15-minute mark in the game.

Marcelino’s side refused to back down so much so that Montoya set up Rodrigo whose left-footed shot went wide. Three minutes later, Rodrigo Moreno set up Kondogbia who tested Navas with a left-footed shot from outside the area but Navas was equal to it. Valencia CF settled into the game, Dani Parejo swung in a great delivery which was headed wide by Kondogbia close to the 30-minute mark.

Six minutes later, the same script followed when Martín Montoya brought down Karim Benzema and the referee pointed to the spot again. Cristiano Ronaldo converted the resulting spot-kick with a left-footed shot into the bottom left corner past Neto to double Real Madrid’s lead.

Valencia CF captain, Dani Parejo was tripped in the box by Casemiro but the referee waved away the penalty appeals. Moments later, Santi Mina sent in a teasing ball into Rodrigo but the latter could not get his shot down which sailed over the bar. Valencia CF’s Portuguese player, Gonçalo Guedes had the last kick of the half with a cross-strike which was turned behind for a corner kick but the referee called it to a halt amidst protests by the home fans.

Valencia CF were trailing by 0-2 to Real Madrid at half-time from twelve yards.

Valencia CF manager made the first substitution at halftime. Gonçalo Guedes made way for Carlos Soler who was back on the pitch after a month and a half out action as Marcelino’s side came out in the second half looking to cut the deficit by playing a higher line.

Valencia CF Galician striker, Santi Mina drew one back close to the 1- hour mark with a delightful glancing header inside the left post beyond Navas. Valencia CF upped the tempo of the game roared on by the Mestalla crowd. Dani Parejo came mighty close to scoring the equalising goal with a great right-footed shot from inside the area but Navas stuck a leg out to deny the captain from getting it back on level terms.

Valencia CF's chances kept on coming, Kondogbia tore away on the break, played a probing ball into Gayà down the channel but Dani Parejo could get on the end of it with 15 minutes of normal time left to play. Marcelino introduced two offensive changes in search for the leveller. Simone Zaza came on for Rodrigo and Gayà dropped back into the wing-back position as Lato made way for Andreas Pereira.

Valencia CF’s chance of a comeback suffered a blow when Marcelo restored Real Madrid two-goal lead with a left-footed shot into the bottom left corner. There was time for a nasty twist in the tale when Toni Kroos completed the scoreline for Real Madrid.

The scoreline remained unchanged and the game ended in defeat for Marcelino’s side.

Match details:

1. Valencia CF: Neto, Montoya, Coquelin, Garay, Gayà, Lato (Andreas, m. 77), Parejo, Kondogbia, G. Guedes (Carlos Soler, m. 46), Rodrigo M. (Zaza, m. 75) and Santi Mina.

4. Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric (Kovacic, m. 88), Bale (Lucas Vázquez, m. 68), Ronaldo and Benzema (Asensio, m. 78).

Goals: 0-1. M. 16:C. Ronaldo, from the spot. 0-2. M. 38: C.Ronaldo  from the spot. 1-2. M. 58: Santi Mina. 1-3. M. 83: Marcelo. 1-4. M: 89: Kroos.

Referee: Estrada Fernández.  Booked Gayà and Parejo for Valencia CF, Bale, Varane and Carvajal for Real Madrid.

Observations: Matchday 21 of the LaLiga Santander played on Saturday afternoon at Mestalla at 4.15pm kick-off time in front of 47,034 spectators.The Spanish National Team Coach, Julen Lopetegui, watched on from the stands in attendance.

  • Posesión del balón %

    VAL 43-57 REA

  • Tiros a puerta

    VAL 11-13 REA

  • Tarjetas

    VAL 2-2 REA

  • Corners

    VAL 5-4 REA