|Roberto Soldado scores for Valencia CF|
VALENCIA CF defeated GLASGOW RANGERS 3-0 in their Group C match to put the Spanish team closer to qualifying for the next phase of Champions League. Valencia CF started strong looking for a quick result but the Scottish counter-attacked & had their own opportunities. It was relative even until the 30th min when ROBERTO SOLDADO scored the first for Valencia CF.
Rangers went out in the 2º half looking for the equalizer but were more wary of stopping the attacking Valencia team which Rangers goalie McGregor did most of the night with some spectacular saves. However, Valencia just kept powering away & SOLDADO got the second in the 71st min after a nice combination with Mata. The third came in the 90th min when TINO COSTA scored a great running goal to shut the match.
|Valencia celebrate a goal against Rangers|
FC COPENHAGUE drew 1 -1 against FC BARCELONA in a rough & tough match that frustrated Barcelona with the sticky Danish play. Once again the Danes put up a well organized & disciplined set up that paid off tonight.
|Lionel Messi scores against Copenhague|
LIONEL MESSI opened the "can" in the 30th min to only see 2 minutes later how CLAUDEMIR equalized for Copenhague. Then the controversial moment of the night occured when local forward N´DOYE was floored by Barça keeper VICTOR VALDES in the 43rd min when he run out of his square to intercept a ball in N´Doye path. Instead Valdes took out the Copenhague player as seen in the below picture & the referee awarded a free kick against N´Doye for fouling Puyol beforehand: the Danes were outraged.
|Valdes stops N´Doye in the 43rd min|
The Danes could well claim that Valdes should have received a RED CARD & Barca would have been down to 10 men. But this "advantage" never came & the game finished with the draw result. Both side did have their particular opportunities throughout the game: Villa hit a post & Iniesta in a great individual play missed; but that's Football & no merit at all should be taken away from FC Copenhague.
Barça haven´t secured their pass onto the next stage of Champions & still needs to win their next Group matches. Tweet