Valencia CF wins for the 4th straight match in a row, tallying up good 12 points from the last 4 matches. Ever since the 1-0 loss to Malaga, Valencia CF have been in great form, playing a lot better, having more midfield control and most importantly securing their matches.
Big contribution to these great results has been Pablo Piatti, ever since he came back from injury he's been in top form and has contributed in all matches significantly and today was no different. Pablo Piatti scored both of Valencia's goals, and sure the first goal was a rather lucky one, it was deflected off of Real Sociedad defender and it went it, but a goal is a goal and he'll be happy with it.
Valencia CF were really comfortable in today's match, especially in the second half, but even before that the team created more chances and were more dangerous on the flanks and counter, with Real Sociedad failing to muster up any significant chances.
The first goal for Valencia CF would come after a throw in, the ball reached Parejo down the right wing, he moved forward a bit and shot the ball in the penalty area, with Pablo Piatti being at the right place. His shot was blocked, but the shot was deflected into the empty net with the goalkeeper having thrown himself in the wrong direction.
The second goal would come in a similar fashion, this time it was Sofiane Feghouli who received a long pass, he used his pace to race past a Real Sociedad defender and pass the ball into the penalty area where Piatti was waiting and he easily slotted the ball into the net.
After the two goal lead it was smooth sailing for Valencia CF, keeping control of the ball, attacking through the wings, though nothing too major. The coach Nuno Santo changed both the wingers, though a bit erroneously in my opinion didn't take out Daniel Parejo who could have gotten a yellow card and missed the next match against Atletico Madrid. Fortunately though he didn't get yellow carded and will be available for the next match.
Valencia CF: Diego Alves; Antonio Barragán, Shkodran Mustafi, Nicolás Otamendi (Lucas Orban, m. 46), José Gayà; Dani Parejo, Enzo Pérez, Javi Fuego, Pablo Piatti (Rodrigo de Paul, m. 80), Sofiane Feghouli (Rodrigo, m. 67), Álvaro Negredo.
Real Sociedad: Rulli, Aritz, Ansotegi, Iñigo, Yuri (Finnbogason, m. 69), Elustondo (De la Bella, m. 65), R. Pardo, Granero, X. Prieto, Canales (Hervías, m. 46), Agirretxe.
Pablo Piatti 1-0, 52 min. Assist Daniel Parejo
Pablo Piatti 2-0, 55 min. Assist Sofiane Feghouli
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
He reiterated how important it is to qualify for the Champions League and that doing so would give Valencia CF significant boost of money, allowing them to stay within fair play rules and still invest 50 million in new players if there is a need.
As you all know with Peter Lim at the helm the club can easily invest 50 million euros and more to bring in new reinforcement, but the issue becomes the Uefa fair play rules and Valencia CF has to stay within them. Peter Lim also wants the club to be profitable and turn out a net positive each year.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Right now Gaya has a very low release clause set at only 18 million euros and with his impressive performances this season he is gaining the attention of top clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester City and other, but the new contract will have a very high release clause set somewhere around 40 to 45 million euros.
Its also said that his salary would more than double with the new contract and would have Jose Luis Gaya stay at Valencia CF until 2020. With interest from Real Madrid very high, Valencia CF are eager to get this done and secure Gaya at Valencia CF for the next 5 years.
|Will Red Bull sponsor Valencia CF?|
Red Bull and Valencia CF officials talked about partnership and finding mutual language and spheres where they can work together, right now its all in the open and its not clear what type of involvement they want, for example even though Valencia CF doesn't currently have a shirt sponsor they have sponsors, its just that these are smaller sponsorships and they use advertisement in the stadium and in the press conferences.
So the question is does Red Bull plan to become a shirt sponsor which means they will need to spend a lot of money, likely in the region of about 4 million or are they looking for some smaller involvement.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Apart from him Valencia CF are also looking into extending the contracts of Daniel Parejo, Sofiane Seghouli and of course Jose Luis Gaya.
Apart from Napoli there are reportedly few English clubs interested in the defender as well. So far though Mustafi has gives a statement that he is focused on Valencia CF and isn't looking to move to a different club.
In case any club wants to acquire his services they will have to splash out a huge sum of money, probably in the region of 20 million euros, since Valencia CF aren't a selling club and if they do sell they will look to get an amazing deal and bring in quality replacement.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
|Radamel Falcao to join Valencia CF?|
Peter Lim is personal friends with the super football agent Jorge Mendes and has a close professional relationship with him as well, so the agent has forwarded Radamel Falcao to Valencia CF and the club is interested in signing him.
He would not come cheap though as his original price is over 40 million euros, but since he's flopped at Manchester United and Monaco are determined to sell him, his price is said to be at a more reasonable 25 to 30 million euros.