Eibar vs Valencia CF

Dec, 15 / 20:45 Matchday 16

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
February, 17 2018

Francis Coquelin nets his first Valencia CF goal, the third of his career

His header sparked a late comeback at La Rosaleda

Since joining the club at the start of January, Francis Coquelin has only needed seven games to make a goalscoring impact. The Frenchman found the back of the net in the 79th minute versus Malaga CF, sparking a late comeback that saw Marcelino’s side come from one behind to win 2-1 in Andalusia. But as he turned home a corner delivery from Dani Parejo, it was not only an important contribution for the collective, as it also marked his first goal for Valencia CF.

Coquelin last scored in November 2013, while on loan at Freiburg. That goal came in a UEFA Europa League match versus Sloban Liberec, and also was scored courtesy of a header. The goal at La Rosaleda was just the third of his professional career, with the first coming in 2011 while at FC Lorient. Despite not being prolific in the past, the Frenchman found the back of the net when it mattered for Valencia CF.