Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SV Waldhof Mannheim 0-0 Valencia CF Match Report

Valencia's second pre-season friendly ends in a disappointing draw.The first half had Valenci dominating in the number of opportunities, but they were all disappointingly, not taken.  Despite the coach substituting almost everyone at half-time, the end-result was the same. There were many terrible misses and wasted chances, the most notable being Jonas's when he blasts his shot high and wide despite having lots of room to shoot in the box.

In terms of the defense, there were 2 or 3 errors that resulted in some 1 on 1 opportunities for Mannheim but all were taken care of by either keeper or by a defender's quick response.

As mentioned earlier, Mannheim is of the third division in Germany and we really should've won at least 4-0 judging by the chances we had. On the positive, I like the new style of play which is notably different in being more attacking. You can watch the highlights below as provided by VCF Play, Valencia CF's official channel.

SV Waldhof Mannheim (0): Knodler, Muller, Geige, Huckle, Weimer, Zeric, Islamoglo, Dautaj, Ozturk, Franzin, Szimayer

Valencia CF (0): Alves, Periera, R.Costa, Mathieu, Cissokho, Fede, Parejo, Viera, Fuego, Piatti, Alcacer.
Substitutions: Guatia, Barragan, Rami, V.Ruiz, S.Ruiz, Feghouli, Romeu, Banega, Jonas, Michel