Valencia CF vs Espanyol

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Amistosos - Matchday - 11/08/2018 21:30h

Valencia CF 3
0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
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Comfortable win against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Trofeo Naranja (3-0)

August, 11 2018 -

Valencia CF played against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Trofeo Naranja on Saturday at 21:30 kick-off time in Mestalla. Valencia CF will wore their home kit in Mestalla ahead of the start the historic and exciting centenary season. This was the first edition to use Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR).

Valencia CF had a good start. Geoffrey Kondogbia had the first chance of the game but his attempt was cleared by the keeper. Volland responded a minute later but he missed to the right. Santi Mina and Rodrigo Moreno combined well but the latter could not finish after ten minutes of the first half.

Valencia CF took the lead following a Parejo free-kick. Ezequiel Garay sent it to Mina who made it 1-0 for Valencia CF in the 28th minute of the game. Seven minutes later, Santi Mina and Rodrigo Moreno combined again and the latter doubled VCF’s advantage with an easy pass to the back of the net.

The first half ended 2-0 for Valencia CF at half-time.

Marcelino Garcia Toral made a few changes in the second half. Rodrigo had the first chance of the second half but following a great pass by Jose Luis Gayà but it was saved by the Leverkusen keeper in the 60th minute.

Kangin Lee nearly scored in the 82nd minute after a good combination with Rodrigo Moreno as Valencia CF kept on trying to make it 3-0 and it was the South Korean youngster who made it 3-0 for Valencia CF in his debut in the presentation game. The game finished 3-0 for Valencia CF. Valencia CF will play against Átletico de Madrid on August the 20th in Mestalla.

Match details:

3. Valencia CF: Doménech (Neto, m. 46), Piccini (Kangin Lee, m. 78), Garay (Ruben Vezo, m. 65), G. Paulista (Diakhaby, m. 46), Gayà (Lato, m. 65), Carlos Soler (Murillo, m. 78), Parejo ©, Kondogbia (Ferran Torres, m. 34), Wass (Racic, m. 84), Santi Mina (Zaza, m. 66) and Rodrigo (Jordi Escobar, m. 84).

0. Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Özcan, Tah, Bender S, Bender L © (Kohr, m. 64), Brandt (Paulinho, m. 64), Alario, Baumgartner, Wendell, Weiser (Henrichs, m. 78), Havertz (Kiese Thelin, m. 72) and Volland (Dragovic, m. 78).

Goals: 1-0. M. 27: Santi Mina. 2-0. M. 34: Rodrigo. 3-0. M. 86: Kangin Lee.

Referee: Mateu Lahoz.  Carded Ruben Vezo for  Valencia CF.

Observations: 47th edition of the Trofeo Naranja in a hot night in Mestalla with 43.149 spectators amongst which was VCF's new signing, Michi Batsuayi.