February 16, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Mestalla by Malaga held Valencia to a one all draw not for its sterling play, but for Valenciaâ€™s own misgivings. In the 53rd minute, Valencia went ahead on a superb shot. But an error in the 60th minute set the score until the whistle was blown. Despite its attacking style, Valencia was thwarted by the defence of Mestalla in the last half and in injury time.
The draw has disastrous consequences to its quest for better standings in the Spanish League. They are now in fifth place, just a pace ahead of Malaga. They are also favoured on Sunday and may just help them get relegated to second-tier competition.
Their poor play this season was exemplified in this game when Raul Albiol. Valenciaâ€™s sweeper deflected a volley from the attacking Malaga side past his goalkeeper and into the back of the net. The side has been plagued by many errors during its past matches that lead to goals and scoring chances for its opponents. Even with its offence clicking, its poor defence would surely make playing for the club side all the more frustrating.
January 23, 2009 by Tulsi · Comments Off
The Tottenham Hotspurs goal keeper Cesar Sanchez is set to move to Valencia very soon. The keeper have been regarded as a second choice to Gomes who was initially struggling to find his form in the Premier League.
Cesar Sanchez will replace the Valencia goal keeper Brito who is sidelined for atleast six weeks following an injury last week. Cesar is a highly experienced keeper who has played for Real Madrid. The keeper transferred from Real Zaragoza to Spurs is anxious to play but he is not getting any chances. The Spaniard is set to return to Spain where he can show his talent again.
Valencia was interested in several keepers including Shay Giver from the Newcastle United and Cudicini from Chelsea but they have finalized their keeper as Cesar now who is also experienced with the spanish style of play which will hell Valenica to get a better replacement for their injured keeper.