Valencia to capitalize on every Barcelona’s dropped points
Valencia continues to put pressure on La Liga leader Barcelona as they registered their seventh successive victory in the La Liga 2017/18 season. Los Che emulates their 70-year-old record of seven successive victories which came over the span of two successive seasons. The 3-0 victory over Leganes put the Mestalla giant within a point difference to league leader Barcelona.
Dani Parejo scored Valencia’s opener in 14th minute with a superbly taken free-kick, whereas Rodrigo and Santi Mina added late in the game to register a 3-0 comfortable victory over the Leganes side. Rodrigo headed in from close range in last quarter of the game and Santi Mina converted a late penalty to make it easy for the six time La Liga winners in the end.
Valencia is enjoying a very good spell of football and if they continue to perform under Marcelino, they’ll pose a real threat to Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barcelona will face Sevilla later tonight and would be looking forward to extend their lead at top, whereas Real Madrid will play Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid will face Deportivo La Coruna.
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla enjoyed the Spanish top flight football competing for top four slots in recent years, but this season it seems Valencia will skip ahead in ranks. Six time Spanish champions is looking organized and all guns are firing for them.
Simone Zaza is their top striker with 9 goals sitting only behind Lionel Messi’s 12 goals in Pichachi Award race. Santi Mina, Rodrigo and Guedes have supported him very well in forward line. Dani Parejo continues to flourish in midfield and after a gap of long years Valencia finally is back in top four race.
They are playing without fear against the top sides and they are getting good results. It’s time to capitalize for them, especially when Atletico and Sevilla is going through a rough phase. Real is also going through a crisis situation and it’s perfect time for Valencia to skip ahead on points table keeping a tab on every Barcelona’s dropped points.