Valencia CF vs Espanyol

Feb, 17 / 16:15 Matchday 24

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
January, 25 2018

Gayà a guarantee against Real Madrid

Valencia CF left-back racks up two wins from two games at home against Real Madrid

The Valencia CF left-back is the fourth Valencia CF player with the most minutes played in LaLiga a total of 1,470 and on top of that, the minutes that he featured against CD Alavés over two legs where he played an instrumental role, so much so that he stepped up to take a spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out. Marcelino’s side will be back in action in LaLiga against Real Madrid.

Valencia CF’s recent results against Real Madrid will not be enough to pick up the win. The squad is conscious that it is going to be a really tough game, but they will be gunning for the win which is one of the values instilled by Marcelino, the fighting spirit all the way in search of all three points regardless of who the opposition are or the competition they are in. The results that Marcelino’s side are managing to pick up deserve a lot of credit.

Last season, Valencia CF managed to beat Real Madrid at home (2-1). Gayà played the full 90 minutes with Zaza and Orellana on the scoresheet. In 2015-16 Gayà missed out but in the 2014-15 season he was the talisman once again against Real Madrid. He came on on 23 minutes replacing Piatti and his presence ended up being key, with an assist to Barragán. He racks up two wins from two games at home against Real Madrid, which means that his presence might be a definite win; will he manage to replicate that? They will surely fight to take all three points.