Newly crowned Spanish champions Valencia CF gave themselves extra reason to celebrate with a 2-0 victory.
History is made by performances like the one Valencia produced in Gothenburg. It brought a double that a whole city had been dreaming of, and which made amends for Spanish football's poor showing on the continental stage. It is a triumph that makes Valencia's future look brighter than ever.
Vicente (who else!) has scored from the penalty line.
Here is a picture of the penalty; Barthez really gets Mista in this one!
UEFA CUP FINAL GAME TODAY
Today, Valencia CF will try to win the second title this year. After having won the Spanish Liga two weeks ago, today they have a chance to get the UEFA Cup and become the first team in history to hold the "Fairs Cup" (called this way from 1958 till 1971) and the UEFA Cup. Amunt Valencia!
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF)
Santiago Cañizares (Valencia CF)
Daniel Aranzubia (Athletic Club Bilbao)
Carlos Marchena (Valencia CF)
Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona)
Raúl Bravo (Real Madrid CF)
César Martín (RC Deportivo La Coruña)
Iván Helguera (Real Madrid CF)
Míchel Salgado (Real Madrid CF)
Juanito Gutiérrez (Real Betis Balompié)
Gabri García (FC Barcelona)
David Albelda (Valencia CF)
Rubén Baraja (Valencia CF)
Vicente Rodríguez (Valencia CF)
Joaquín Sánchez (Real Betis Balompié)
Juan Carlos Valerón (RC Deportivo La Coruña)
Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad de Fútbol)
Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona)
Joseba Etxeberria (Athletic Club Bilbao)
Fernando Morientes (AS Monaco FC)
Raúl González (Real Madrid CF)
Fernando Torres (Club Atlético de Madrid)
Albert Luque (RC Deportivo La Coruña)
This is the 6th Liga Title for Valencia CF:
Two days ago, most people thought it was impossible that Valencia CF would become champion today. Three things had to happen.
Today, though, after the two other teams in the race lost, Valencia could win the Spanish Liga. They play Seville (who is trying to get a spot in the UEFA Cup next year) at their own stadium, but the stands will be filled with Valencia followers trying to see their team make history...
Tots con el Valençia!
It’s done. Werder Bremen secured the German championship title on Saturday afternoon through a 1:3 success in Munich.
Already in the first half the Bremen players made clear who was going to win this game. After 19 minutes Klasnic took advantage of another mistake from Oliver Kahn for the 0:1 lead. Micoud (26’) and Ailton (35) took care of the rest. The munich players only achieved to shorten the score difference with a goal by Makaay at the beginning of the second half.
VALENCIA 1 - Villareal 0
All to the grand final game - in Goteborg
Valencia CF won yesterday 1:0 over Villareal and will play the final of the UEFA Cup on May 19th.
The only goal in the match happened as a result of a penalty kick. The picture on the left shows the moment when Mista is pushed from behind.
To follow this game live, click here (html version).
To listen to it, click here.
|On Thursday May 6th, Valencia plays Villareal for a place
in the UEFA final game. After tying 0:0 in Villareal, Valencia cannot make
any mistakes and needs to win this game. Not letting Villareal score is
Valencia is one step closer to become the next Liga champion in three weeks: