Getafe vs Valencia CF

Jan, 22 / 21:30 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
January, 06 2018

Vietto received a standing ovation from Mestalla after his Valencia CF debut

Marcelino knows him well, and after two training sessions “Lucho” Vietto made his Valencia CF debut. After the break, he was sent out to warm up, before replacing Santi Mina in the 74th minute. At the end of the match, he enjoyed his first standing ovation from Mestalla with the rest of his teammates, after taking three points versus Girona FC.

Playing alongside Rodrigo, who then took the number nine role, Vietto looked to move the ball on successfully when it fell under his control, but was always keen to create some problems for the opposition defence. He would open play out to the wings, our search for a final ball in and around the penalty area. He never stopped moving to offer an option to his teammates, which also saw him pull out wide.

In the 81st minute, he played a great pass into Rodrigo, which left his teammate with only Bono ahead of him - but he was unable to beat the Girona goalkeeper. A minute from the end, Vietto himself could have capped his debut with a goal. He was found in space in the area, after Bono spilled a shot from Rodrigo, but his shot crept just wide of the post.

It was a good start for Lucho, who hadn’t played in an official game since December 5th, where he played just 11 minutes for Atletico Madrid versus Chelsea FC in the UEFA Champions League. His teammates all congratulated him on the field, but now it is time to think about Valencia CF’s upcoming Copa del Rey second-leg clash versus Las Palmas on Tuesday (21:30CET) at Mestalla.