Valencia CF waited 24 years for a European trophy and now two have come along in the space of three months.
The Spanish champions and UEFA Cup holders won the UEFA Super Cup in Monaco with headed goals from RubÚn Baraja and Marco Di Vaio, although Ricardo Quaresma's late drive for Porto ensured an exciting finish.
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!
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 Valenšia!
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:
Valencia CF and Villareal tied 0-0 in the first game of the semifinals. We'll have to wait until the game at Mestalla to see who goes to Goteborg for the final.
|After a hard game against Real Sociedad on Sunday, Valencia scored a goal at the last minute of the game, tying 2-2.|
Spanish La Liga scoretable:
1 Valencia 70
Not only is Valencia CF the leader of the Spanish League, they are also playing the semifinals of the UEFA Cup against CF Villareal (from the same region). The winner will have to play the winner of the other semifinal: Newcastle-Marseille.
Please check back for scores.
We have just got this image from the EFE news agency. Must be a new player for Valencia CF. His name is Alejandro Pep and has shown incredible skills with a beach ball earlier in the season.
Valencia CF plays Real Sociedad this weekend to stay in the lead of the Spanish La Liga.
Real Madrid, who visits Atletico de Madrid, is in dire need of getting the 3-points.
Rufete scored a goal against Real Zaragoza:
Valencia is in the semifinals of the UEFA Cup. They play another Spanish team, so that guarantees a Spanish team on the Final!
Welcome to my newly created soccer blog. Here you will find all the news about Spanish La Liga for now, specially Valencia CF.
Later in the year, I plan on covering the Bundesliga, Premiership, Il Calcio (even France's league, whose nickname I cannot remember :).
Please keep checking.