Marcelino’s team have only failed to score in four LaLiga games, the best figures since the 1989/90 season
Marcelino’s gamble of playing with two forwards has paid off. It has contributed to Valencia CF's best goalscoring campaign for 28 years. After 34 LaLiga games, the team have scored in 30 of them, something they haven’t done since the 1989/90 season. The numbers speak for themselves.
With 62 goals, an everage of 1.8 per game, Valencia CF have only failed to score in four games: against Atletico, in the games at Mestalla (0-0) and away from home (1-0), Getafe CF (1-0) and Villarreal CF (0-1). These figures, after playing 34 league games, equal those that saw Valencia CF win the league title in the 2003/04 season, and are the best since the 1989/90 season with Víctor Espárrago as coach. That year, Valencia CF ended up runners-up in LaLiga, behind Real Madrid.
As many as 12 players in the squad have scored in LaLiga, with Rodrigo, Zaza and Santi Mina the main providers in attack. The Asturian coach has rotated his frontline and Valencia CF are the only team in LaLiga to feature three strikers in double figures, with 40 goals between the three. This Sunday, at 18:30 CEST at Mestalla, they want to maintain this spectacular form with the aim of mathematically confirming qualification for next year’s Champions League.
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