Getafe vs Valencia CF

Jan, 22 / 21:30 Matchday 8

LaLiga - Matchday 33 - 18/04/2018 19:30h

Valencia CF 1
69' Rodrigo Moreno
2 Getafe
16' Loïc Remy, 49' Loïc Remy
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Valencia CF go down battling against Getafe CF (1-2)

April, 18 2018 -

Marcelino's team fought to the end and didn't deserve to lose

Valencia CF were back in action in midweek at Mestalla against Getafe FC on matchday 33 of LaLiga, as they looked to get back to winning ways and closer to securing Champions League qualification.

Valencia CF were off to a slow start in the opening minutes, while trying to play their typical possession football and pegging back the opposition into their own box. It was the visitors, however, who got themselves in front through Remy’s left-footed shot from outside the box against the run of play over the quarter-hour mark.

Marcelino’s side tried respond quickly following Getafe’s goal, knocking the ball about trying to find a way through the away side's backline. The first Valencia CF chance fell to Maksimovic, who nodded it over the bar following a corner kick just after the half-way mark in the first half.

Martin Montoya then fed a ball into Simone Zaza, who went down inside the area, but the referee waved away any penalty appeals. Minutes later, Dani Parejo delivered a teasing ball from a free kick into Simone Zaza, who headed it a whisker wide of the post.

Marcelino’s side were trailing by a 0-1 scoreline at halftime but with everything to play for in the second half, but not long after the restart Remy picked up his second of the evening from close range.

Marcelino shuffled his pack introducing a triple change trying to get something out of the game. Maksimovic made way for Carlos Soler, Ferran Torres replaced Pereira and Vietto was brought off for Rodrigo to fill his place.The game opened up following the three changes, so much so that Rodrigo pulled one back with just over twenty minutes left to play.

Marcelino’s side upped the tempo trying to equalise, bared their teeth in attack and the chances kept on coming. Zaza found himself on the receiving end of a Ferran cross late on, but his effort went over the bar.

There was time for a nasty twist in the tail when Valencia CF was reduced to ten men. Captain Dani Parejo was dismissed with a straight red with 85 minutes on the clock. The scoreline remained unchanged and a 10-man Valencia CF fell to a slim home defeat against Getafe.

Match details:

0 Valencia CF: Doménech, Montoya, Garay, Murillo, Gayà, Parejo ©, Maksimovic (Carlos Soler, m. 61), Andreas (Ferran Torres, m. 61), Guedes, Zaza, Vietto (Rodrigo, m. 61).

2. Getafe CF: Guaita, Damián Suárez, Djene, Bruno, Cabrera, Flamini, Faycal, Portillo (S. Mora, m. 75), Amath, Remy (Álvaro Jiménez, m. 62), Jorge Molina ©.

Goals: 0-1. M. 16: Remy. 0-2. M. 49: Remy. 1-2. M. 69: Rodrigo.

Referee: Burgos Bengoetxea, booked Gayá and dismissed Parejo for Valencia CF with a straight red.  Remy, Djene, and Cabrera for Getafe CF.

Observations: Matchday 33 of LaLiga played in front of 35,829 spectators. Rodrigo Moreno received LaLiga’s best player of the month for March and a minute’s silence was observed in memory of the ex-club advisor Ramón Romero ahead of kick-off.

  • Posesión del balón %

    VAL 64-36 GET

  • Tiros a puerta

    VAL 10-8 GET

  • Tarjetas

    VAL 2-7 GET

  • Corners

    VAL 7-5 GET