Getafe vs Valencia CF

Jan, 22 / 21:30 Matchday 8

LaLiga - Matchday 37 - 12/05/2018 18:30h

Girona 0
1 Valencia CF
61' Luciano Vietto
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A Vietto wonder goal gives the win to a great VCF side

May, 12 2018 -

Marcelino's side bring their five-game winless run to a close and hit the 70-point mark

Valencia CF were up against Girona FC in their last game on the road this season, on their first ever visit to Montilivi on Saturday at 18:30 CET on matchday 37 of LaLiga.

Marcelino set-up a much-changed line-up with Carlos Soler and Maksimovic filling in midfield, replacing the captain Parejo and Kondogbia. Lato replaced Gayà at left back while Vietto partnered Simone Zaza up top.

Marcelino’s side were trying to find a foothold in the game by playing their typical possession football in the opening minutes of the game, while trying to find their way through the Girona FC backline.

Valencia CF kept on growing in the game as the minutes went by, approaching the opposition box and setting their stall out in attack. Guedes tried his luck from long range but his effort was claimed by the opposition goalkeeper just after the 30-minute mark.

As for the opposition, they forced Jaume into a full-stretch save through Borja García. Neither side were able to make any inroads in the first half to break the deadlock. The first half finished goalless at the break with all to play for in the second half.

A much spirited Valencia CF side came out in the second half looking to get the opening goal right after the restart. Valencia CF’s first second-half chance fell to Carlos Soler who tried his luck from long range but the opposition keeper was equal to it.

Valencia CF's Argentine striker Luciano Vietto broke the deadlock with a powerful strike over hour mark by picking the ball up in his own half. Completely unmarked, he hit it into the top corner beyond Bono to give Valencia CF the lead.

The opposition tried to respond immediately at the other end following Valencia CF’s goal but Jaume produced some cat-like reflexes at the near post to deny Juanpe’s point-blank range header.

The floodgates opened and the chances kept on coming for Marcelino’s side. Simone Zaza set up Carlos Soler, but he flashed his shot wide with over 20 minutes of normal time left to play.

Rodrigo Moreno came on replacing the Italian striker Zaza. The Hispano-Brazilian tested Bono with a diagonal effort but it was claimed by the opposition keeper. The final minutes of the game provided the opportunity to see Nacho Vidal on the field of play replacing Toni Latorre.

Nemanja Maksimovic kept all three points safe for Valencia CF by clearing a good Stuani chance following a corner kick. The scoreline remained unchanged and Marcelino’s side came away with all three points from Montilivi ending their season on the road on a high note.

Match details:

0. Girona FC: Bono, Maffeo (Aday Benítez, m. 69), Ramalho, Bernardo, Juanpe, Mojica, Timor, Granell, Borja García (Eloi Amagat, m. 82), Stuani and Choco Lozano (Olunga, m. 73).

1. Valencia CF: Jaume Doménech, Montoya, Ruben Vezo, Murillo, Lato (Nacho Vidal, m. 86), Carlos Soler, Maksimovic, Ferran Torres (Gayá, m. 77), Guedes, Vietto and Zaza (Rodrigo, m. 71).

Goals: 0-1. M. 60: Vietto.

Referee: Iglesias Villanueva booked Maffeo and Timor for Girona FC, as well as Carlos Soler, Zaza and Lato for Valencia CF.

Obsevations: Matchday 37 of LaLiga on Saturday afternoon at Montilivi, with a group of VCF fans in the stands and Marc Gasol in attendance

  • Posesión del balón %

    GIR 57-43 VAL

  • Tiros a puerta

    GIR 16-10 VAL

  • Tarjetas

    GIR 2-3 VAL

  • Corners

    GIR 6-2 VAL