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Chelsea vs. Valencia 3-0

Chelsea won on Stamford Bridge with the a score that says it all. With 3 goals the English were able to win Group E. Although Chelsea and Valencia beat to fill second place of the group, which plays in the spring European position, Chelsea finished first because made ​​only a draw Leverkusen with the last position Genk.

Drogba goals were scored by 3 ‘, 76’ and Ramires 22 ‘.

“The team were excellent. They showed great spirit, solidarity, responsibility” Villas-Boas said André, Chelsea manager.

“Conceding so early made it very difficult for us, but even then, we had two big chances” said UNAI Emery, Valencia coach.

Group E ended with Chelsea and Leverkusen who go further in the Champions League knockout phase, Valencia who goes to Europa League and Genk going home.


Valencia draw with Barcelona

Yesterday, the duel for supremacy in Primera Division took blace between Valencia and Barcelona. Undefeated until now, Valencia managed to gather all the points in first three legs and trying to maintain the first position. The other team, Barcelona, was in the chase for the first place, being down with just two points.

The game starts in force, with Messi being caught in offside. Mathieu from Valencia pulls the magic shoot and puts them ahead. Catalans aren’t satisfied and only two minutes later, with Pedro’s help, brought the score to 1-1.

Although Barcelona where all over, the ones with the goals were Valencia, Hernandez taking the score to 2-1, ending the first half in advantage. After the break, Barcelona shows once again that they made some good choices during the summer, Fabregas scores for 2-2 and the game end with a draw, a result that doesn’t make anyone happy.


Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Abidal, Xavi, Busquets, Keita, Cesc, Messi, Pedro;

Valencia: V. Guaita, Miguel, A. Rami, Víctor Ruiz, J. Mathieu, E. Banega, S. Canales, D. Albelda, Pablo, J. Alba, R. Soldado.

This draw is the best score for Malaga, the team currently on the second place, with just one point under Valecia, after their victory against Athletic Bilbao


Valencia sell Juan Mata

With just a few days before Primera Division is starting, Valencia got a deal and won the big pot after Chelsea agreed their terms regarding the transfer of Juan Mata.

After a quiet beginning of summer on the transfer market, Chelsea made the right moves in just a week. They got a player wanted also by Liverpool and Arsenal, a skilled man that could make the difference between a loss and a win.

Chelsea and Valencia have reached an agreement “in principle” for Juan Mata to come to London club. None of the clubs didn’t want to talk about the amount of money but both confirmed that the player will do his medical exams.

Chelsea’s officials said: “We’ve got a deal with Valencia regarding the transfer of midfielder Juan Mata. Transfer now depends on the medical visit and the player to negotiate the contract with the club.

Chelsea was not the only team that wanted to Mata. One by one, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have expressed an interest in Spanish but Villas-Boas made the right moves and got him for the Blues.

The next game for Chelsea is against Norwich City, a game that might have Mata on the field if everything will be ok with the paperwork.


Schalke, a beautifull surprise!

One of the best Spanish team, Valencia, stands in front of match that could make history. Unai Emery’s team is dreaming of qualifying in the next act of the League. Last time they met Schalke was in 2007, a year that turned to be a good year for them, being victorious.

Nowadays the situation is more complicated. The first match was 1-1, and the qualification ticket will be played in Germany. Schalke on the other side has an advantage against Valencia: Raul Gonzales. There is no one who knows Valencia better.

The game starts in speed and in 17th minute, Ricardo Costa puts number one on the scoreboard for Valencia. After a freekick perfect executed with five minutes before the break, Farfan puts Schalke back in game.

Tired of delaying the inevitable, Schalke’s player Gavranovic takes the score to 2-1 for his team. To seal the deal and not leaving any doubt of their value, Farfan adds goal number two in his backpack, qualifying Schalke with 3-1 against Valencia, into the next stage of UCL.

Starting teams:
Schalke: Neuer 1, Escudero 3, Howedes 4, Raul Gonzales 7, Kluge 12, Farfan 17, Jurado 18, Gavranovic 19, Metzelder 21, Uchida 22, Matip 32

Valencia: Guaita 13, Bruno Saltor 2, D. Navarro 4, Mehmet Topal 5, Joaquin 7, Mata 10, Aduriz 11, Pablo Hernandez 19, Ricardo Costa 20, Ever Banega 21, Mathieu 22.