Valencia CF vs Huesca

Dec, 23 / 12:00 Matchday 17

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
January, 09 2018

Valencia’s fans have already got a new star named Luciano Vietto

The Argentine striker started and netted a hat trick, capping his three goals with a shot from a range of over 40 yards

Confidence is the key word with Luciano Vietto. When he talked with Marcelino ahead of making the move to Mestalla, it was a key reason behind his decision, and on his first start at the club he responded by offering up a hat trick versus UD Las Palmas. The third goal of which was a tremendous hit from 41 yards out, sending the crowd into raptures and giving them a new star to worship.

His smile during the celebrations shared his happiness and pure freedom after going through a long period without hitting the back of the net. He has already started to score for Valencia CF and that will give him the impetus to kick on further. It has not been easy for him, but already Mestalla’s crowd have started to chant his name.

For his first goal, Vietto both started and finished the move. He immediately showed his joy after finding the back of the net, with his teammates coming over to celebrate with him, knowing what a big moment it was. They knew that it isn’t easy for a striker to go so long without a goal, but already Vietto is showing signs of confidence down to the belief that Marcelino has in him.

His second strike was a beautiful, clipped finish, before the Argentine capped his hat trick with something of a highest order. After spotting Las Palmas goalkeeper Raul Lizoain straying off his line, the former Racing Club striker took aim from 41 yards out and thundered a curling effort into the back of the net. Already, on just his first start, Vietto is playing with enough confidence to try and outright startling.

Just as he did in his first start with Racing Club in Argentina, he netted three goals in his first competitive start for Valencia CF. Despite having gone without a goal since December 21st 2016, he popped up with a hat trick. When Marcelino called time on his excellent showing at the 70-minute mark, the home crowd gave him a standing ovation and chanted his name into the evening air. This promises to be just the first of many more strikes to come.