Sunday, March 20, 2022


 A much improved performance to last week and played a bit more football for a change. A good start saw Guillamon score with a header from a Maxi headed cross in the 7th minute but the VAR came in and suggested that Foulquier was in an offside position when he impeded a defender. Harsh decision but we have to accept it. In 39 minutes Guedes gets put through on goal but his shot on the run goes slightly wide. Not much between the 2 teams in the first half but Valencia have more possession.

The second half starts and we see Diakhaby having to go off suffering from severe pain in his wrist straight after the restart. I think Bordalàs was a bit puzzled why he didn't come off at half time. Hugo drops back to replace him.

In minute 49 a pinpoint pass from Soler finds Guedes running in on goal and as he is knocked off balance he somehow manages to fumble the ball over the line to put us bizarrely in front. That will not be featured on goal of the week but very valuable to us.

Soon after Vasquez made a great last minute tackle after Milla was put through all on his own to keep us in the game. Then in minute 65 Elche had a goal disallowed when they were offside from a free kick.

It was now very open with both sides making chances. Cheryshev missed a simple header when all alone in front of goal then Maxi and Racic messed up another easy chance to put us 2 in front. 10 minutes from time and Maxi then had a well worked goal annulled after slipping the ball home from a Guedes pass.

All in all a decent performance with the defence playing especially well with only one goal conceded in the last five games