Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Midweek round up

With a win, Valencia would guarantee themselves top spot in their group. They did not need to worry about booking a qualification spot, having done that in the last game, but finishing top would be important in order to avoid the big names in the next round. Unai Emery once again put his faith in the young guns, but there were some regulars in the team as well. Joaquin and Vicente were working their magic on the wings and for the first 20 minutes or so, all was going well, until St Etienne took the lead. Just a few minutes later, Valencia were back on level terms, Mori getting the goal. It wasn't to last long though. A rookie mistake from the goalie just before the half time whistle meant they went in 2-1 down at half time and needing 2 goals (without conceding any more) to top the group.

The second half was very much dominated by the away team (who were looking mighty fine without that unibet shit all over the shirt!) and Zigic equalised. In typical fashion, I missed the goal. But at any rate, 2-2 was not enough to get them to top spot, and they will now face one of the teams that have dropped out of the Champions League.


Vanilla Bear said...

What? The teams that got knocked out of the CL group rounds go into the UEFA Cup? That's not fair! If you fail in the CL, you fail - end of story!