SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SCHALKE 04 3 VALENCIA CF 1 (AGG 4 - 2) KNOCK OUT THE SPANIARDS FROM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

SCHALKE 04 3 VALENCIA CF 1 (AGG 4 - 2) KNOCK OUT THE SPANIARDS FROM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

German Club SCHALKE 04 defeated VALENCIA CF 3 -1 tonight ( 4 - 2 agg) to advance into the Q/Finals stage of CHAMPIONS LEAGUE &thus end the hopes of the Spanish Team.

Valencia CF Champions League 2011
Benega for Valencia CF
The Spaniards started well & showed signs of being able to take the match to their territory with promising play. Valencia scored first via RICARDO COSTA with the a header in the 16th min. This woke up the Germans into a more aggressive playing mode as they increased their attacks seeing that they needed to score to remain alive.

The equalizer came via a magnificent free-kick from Schalke Peruvian player FARFAN in the 40th min that gave "wings" to the Germans.

Champions League 2011
Gavranovic scores for Schalke 04

The death blow came for Valencia Cf in the 52nd min when GAVRANOVIC scored the second for Schalke 04 which forced Valencia CF to look for their second & thus be able to qualify with away advantage . This made Spanish Coach Emery put onto the field attacking players like Soldado, Jonas & Tino Costa to go all out to attempt to find the important goal & thus in doing so increased the risks in defence as the whole team bulked forward.

The initial Spanish pressure was halted by Germam goalie Neuer with a couple of miracle saves & a solid defence lead by Metzelder. As time went by the nerves increased for the Spaniards & they took more risks with their set up & attacking plays. They finally paid for this necessary adventure with loss of the ball, Gavranivic hitting the bar & the "killer" final third goal for Schalke 04 from "man of the match" FARFAN in the 92nd min.

The Germans Club Schalke 04 with their Spaniards Raul, Escudero & Jurado continue along the Champions League road.

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