Eibar vs Valencia CF

Dec, 15 / 20:45 Matchday 16

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
February, 02 2018

Marcelino’s Valencia CF always compete and believe, wherever they’re playing

Against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou, the team caused the home side real problems, leaving the Copa semi-final to be decided at Mestalla


The competition doesn’t let up and the team now have to re-focus on LaLiga once more, putting the Copa semi-final second leg to one side until Monday. Before that, Marcelino’s Valencia CF visit the Wanda Metropolitano and, despite the difficulties, they will go there to compete for the three points, as they have done all season. Marcelino has embedded that fighting instinct in these players, and that’s why the Valencia fans identify with them.

At Camp Nou, Valencia CF travelled with some important absentees, but that challenge unified the group even more. The team read the game tactically just as the coaching staff wanted, with two very different halves, taking a step forward after getting to half-time at 0-0. “Valencia CF defended really well” said Ernesto Valverde, aware that the away team barely gave up any chances “playing with two tight banks of four, closing down the middle of the pitch and forcing us out wide”.

The Cup knockout tie is wide open, and the dressing room believes in its chances of getting to the final, just as the Valencia fans who keep filling Mestalla do. Now there’s another “final” against Atletico, in the first Valencia CF visit to the Wanda Metropolitano, a stadium where no-one has managed to get a win in LaLiga. But the team led by Marcelino is going to fight for the victory as always, regardless of the opponent or the competition, because the word “compete” is set in stone for this side.