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