Valencia CF had a positive start to the game playing their typical possession football. Valencia CF got themselves in front through Rodrigo who scored from close range following a great cross from Ferran Torres that the Everton defence could not clear away.
Richarlison responded immediately to Rodrigo’s goal with a powerful shot that was pushed away by Neto. The home side grew so much so that they scored the 1-1 over the 15-minute mark.
Valencia CF got themselves back ahead when a good cross by Cristiano Piccini that was finished off by Rodrigo with a fine standing header. Sadly, Valencia CF’s advantage did not last long as Everton levelled things up from a corner kick when Keane headed it in 2-2.
The first half finished 2-2 between both teams.
The second half started with both teams looking to score. Daniel Was had the first chance of the second half. A great shot following a great combination with Rodrigo Moreno under the one-hour mark.
Valencia CF’s coach Marcelino introduced a few changes looking to get a third goal with 20 minutes of ordinary time left. Daniel Wass capitalised on an Everton mistake with a great snapshot from outside the box to retake the lead for Valencia CF.
The game saw stoppages and very little action after Wass’ goal. The game finished 2-3 and Marcelino’s team got the win against the Toffees before the Trofeo Naranja on the 11th of August.
2. Everton FC: Stekelenburg, Baines (Digne, min. 46), Keane, Jagielka ©, Sigurdsson (Dowell, min. 85), Cenk Tosun (Calvert-Lewin, min. 73), Theo Walcott (Sandro, min. 59), Gana Gueye (Davies, min. 73), Schneiderlin, Coleman and Richarlison (Lookman, min. 80).
3. Valencia CF: Neto (Jaume, min. 46), Piccini (Montoya, min. 68), Garay (Murillo, min. 77), Diakhaby (Rubén Vezo, min. 68), Gayà (Lato, min. 66), Parejo, Kondogbia (Kangin Lee, min. 77), Carlos Soler (Jordi Escobar, min. 84), Ferran Torres (Wass, min. 46), Santi Mina (Medrán, min. 84) and Rodrigo (Zaza, min. 66).
Goals: 0-1, min. 6: Rodrigo. 1-1, min. 16: Cenk Tosun. 1-2, min. 22: Rodrigo. 2-2, min. 29: Keane, 2-3, min. 74: Wass.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh.
Notes: Pre-season friendly played at Goodison Park.
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