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Valencia CF vs Celtic

Feb, 21 / 18:55 Matchday 8

Copa del Rey - Matchday 10 - 07/02/2019 21:00h

Real Betis 2
45' Loren Morón, 54' Joaquín
2 Valencia CF
70' Denis Cheryshev, 92' Kevin Gameiro
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Thriller in Seville (2-2)

February, 07 2019 -

Denis Cheryshev and Gameiro’s strikes give Valencia CF a significant two away goal lead in the tie

 

Valencia CF played versus Real Betis Balompié in the Copa del Rey semi-finals first leg at the Benito Villamarín at 9 pm which will also be the hosting ground of the Copa del Rey final which will take place in Seville on the 25th of May.

Valencia CF had a slow start to the match with Real Betis Balompié enjoying plenty of the ball and Valencia CF waiting to hit on the counter-attack. Rodrigo Moreno had the first chance of the match following brilliant intricate play but his effort was turned behind by the keeper.

Moments later, Santiago Mina had a double chance first with a great header which was tipped onto the crossbar and then with a forceful effort which was pushed behind for a corner by the Real Betis goalkeeper to keep it at 0-0.

Loren Morón made it 1-0 to Real Betis Balompié heading it past Jaume Doménech from close range on the stroke of half-time and against the run of play. The first half finished 1-0 to Real Betis Balompié.

Valencia CF came out in the second half looking to make it 1-1 to get the away goal advantage in the tie. Santiago Mina had the first chance with a downward header and then, firing over five minutes into the second half.

Real Betis Balompié made it 2-0 through Joaquin Sánchez off of a corner kick with a banana effort that went in and it was given after a VAR review.

Valencia CF pulled one back through Denis Cheryshev headed in following a great run and return ball by Kevin Gameiro with 20 minutes of normal time left to play, a great away goal advantage in the tie.

Denis Cheryshev came close to grabbing his second of the night with a free header against the crossbar the 6-yard box following a great run and delivery but it was the latter who made it two apiece with a tap-in after a textbook counter-attack to grab a last gasp goal ahead of the second leg which will take place at Mestalla on the 28th of February at 9 pm kick-off time.

Valencia CF will play against Real Sociedad on Sunday the 10th of February at 4.15 pm at Mestalla on matchday 23 of LaLiga Santander.

Match Details:

2. Real Betis: Joel Robles, Mandi, Bartra (Javi Garcia, min 9), Sidnei, Junior (Francis, min 79), William, Guardado, Canales, Lo Celso, Joaquín © and Loren (Jesé, min. ).

2. Valencia CF: Jaume, Piccini, Garay, G. Paulista, Gayà, Coquelin (Kondogbia, minute 57), Parejo ©, Carlos Soler (Wass, minute 77), Cheryshev, Rodrigo and Santi Mina (Gameiro, min. 57)

Goals: 1-0, min. 44: Loren. 2-0, min. 53: Joaquín. 2-1, min. 69: Cheryshev. 2-2, min. 90 + 1: Gameiro.

Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande.He  booked Junior for RBB (14 '); and Rodrigo (51 '), Carlos Soler (64') and Parejo (72 ') for VCF.

Observations: First leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals played at Benito Villamarín, before 57,123 spectators.

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