Valencia was promoted in the Champions League with a win against Lille. Climbing a 0-1 in a powerful and splendid second half, the eleven of the bat, on the back of the elegant Ferran Torres, took the French trench. Meanwhile, at Stamford Bridge Chelsea and Ajax hit goals. The English tied an adverse 1-4 after the expulsions of Blind and Veltman. The head of the group registers a triple tie at seven points in which cakes are planned for the classification until the last minute.
Cillessen, Gayá, Wass, Gabriel Paulista, Garay, Lee Kang-In (Manu Vallejo, min. 53), Kondogbia, Parejo, Cheryshev (Ferrán Torres, min. 29), Rodrigo (Gameiro, min. 92) and Maxi Gómez.
Mike Maignan, Fonte, Gabriel, Soumaoro (Jonathan Bamba, min. 89), Mehmet Zeki Celik, Boubakary Soumare, Domagoj Bradaric, Andre (Luiz Araujo, min. 79), Rémy, Yusuf Yazici (Renato Sanches, min. 73) and Victor Osimhen
0-1 min. 24: Victor Osimhen. 1-1 min. 65: Even (p). 2-1 min. 81: Soumaoro (p.p.). 3-1 min. 83: Kondogbia. 4-1 min. 89: Ferrán Torres.
Wass (min. 66),
Garay (min. 31),
Fonte (min. 64),
Gabriel (min. 20),
Domagoj Bradaric (min. 79) and
Andre (min. 36).
Out, a surprise. Suddenly, Celades enlisted Kang In on the eleven. The Korean, mischievous, talented, but in need of minutes in the elite, appeared on the spinal cord, lying on the right, next to Parejo, Kondogbia and Cheryshev. On the sidewalk remained, against all odds, the imbalance of Ferran Torres, decisive in the second half. It gives the impression that Celades alternates his children on that side waiting to decide definitively when the return of Carlos Soler occurs.
The decided approach of Lille soon charged somewhat. André's pressure on Parejo caused a loss of the captain when he tried to change the direction of the ball. The ball, bounced in the boot of the French midfielder, came out, poisoned, backwards. As a deer Osimhen attacked the space, captured the ball and got unstoppable among the central Valencia, very open. The powerful Nigerian sprint took him to Cillessen, whom he beat with ease.
A new muscle injury in the local team, Cheryshev in this case, improved the local offensive. Ferran Torres appeared, who displaced Kang In to the left, and shook the attack. With the entry of the squad the team won vertically and one on one in the band. The intelligent passes that Rodrigo tried to filter at all times, from the middle point, stumbled upon the French defense. The Lille, pressing very high and with an aggressive mood dominated the duel. Only Remy's lack of aim prevented a fatter marker. Kondogbia improved over previous games and endured the midfield.
The clearest options came within a minute of rest. Three in a row A double in the same play for Rodrigo, who crashed the ball in the chest of Maignan goal, and for Ferran, who threw on José Fonte after capturing the rebound. After the corner Rodrigo hit the ball again on the goalkeeper, who was wrong at the start. Well as an assistant, he has five goal passes this season, Rodrigo, with only two goals, generates but does not break to score.
Valencia stretched with Manu Vallejo in the field instead of Kang In, inconsequential again, despite its potential, both on the right and on the left. Yazici peeked the 2-0 just in front of Cillessen and then Valencia began to strike on the right with the elegant Ferran Torres eliminating rivals in the race and bombing the area with their precise combined centers.
Rodrigo entered that lane until it reached the bottom line. His center tripped in Fonte's left hand and the referee whistled the penalty. Even, despite the attempts of the French to destabilize him, he tied Panenka. Valencia stepped on the opposite field pushing until the madness broke out and burst the duel in two minutes. In 82, Gayà swiped the ball to Yazici and its center, after playing in Soumaro, slipped into the goal of Lille. In '84, Kondogbia, powerful, scored a goal from 30 meters profiling without opposition with his left leg. Ferran Torres joined the party, which closed a great second half with a good goal to pass, splendid, Rodrigo.