Thursday March 8, 2012 Last 16 Finished Mestalla

Valencia CF 4 - 2 PSV

  • Víctor Ruiz 11’
  • Soldado 13’, 43’ (pen.)
  • Piatti 56’
  • Toivonen 83’ (pen.)
  • Wijnaldum 90’

No comments yet | Write your comment

  1. Valencia defeat PSV in first leg

    Valencia defeat PSV in first leg

    Valencia conceded two late goals in a 4-2 Europa League last-16 first leg victory over PSV Eindhoven at the Mestalla. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Valencia CF
    • PSV
    • 90+3' Full-time. Valencia should have been all but in the quarter finals but two late goals mean a 2-0 home win for PSV against a side without Soldado will send them through. Thanks for joining us tonight! Follow me on Twitter @liamhappe
    • 90+2' Suddenly this tie doesn't seem the foregone conclusion it was...
    • 90+1' Three minutes of added time to be played.
    • 90' It's 4-2! Wijnaldum finishes a Labyad cross amidst shouts for offside!
    • 89' It gets better for Spain - Muniain has made it 3-1 Bilbao at Old Trafford.
    • 88' Albelda fouls Manolev. Free-kick just outside the Eindhoven area.
    • 87' Valencia win a free-kick left of centre, about 30 yards out. They look ready to whip this one into the box... that's what Parejo does but it's headed away.
    • 85' Adruiz is livid as he was prepared to get his foot around that as well! AZ now lead by two goals to nil against Udinese.
    • 84' Piatti looks to wipe out the usefulness of that consolation goal tonight. Great piercing run into the box, save by Isaksson! Bernat on the rebound... slips over!
    • 83' Mathieu on Strootman, and Toivonen steps up to take the spot kick... he scores! PSV have an away goal! But what value does it have at this stage?
    • 82' Penalty PSV!
    • 81' Series of throw-ins now from the Dutch side, but this game is pretty much peetering to a close.
    • 80' Labyads' run is stopped by Parejo.
    • 79' Toivonen is caught offside.
    • 78' PSV corner comes to nothing.
    • 76' Valencia make their third and final change immediately following: Soldado given a standing ovation as he is replaced by Adruiz.
    • 75' Georgino Wijnaldum comes on for Eindhoven, with Mertens making way.
    • 74' Mathieu with an excellent challenge to just stop Labyard from bursting unimpeded into the Valencia area.
    • 73' De Marcos has put Bilbao ahead at Old Trafford with a wonderful goal. AZ lead at home to Udinese 1-0 while Hannover have equalised at Liege. 2-2 over there now.
    • 72' Labyard launches a lovely cross which is put behind for a corner. Six each that is now.
    • 71' Jonas is replaced by Juan Bernat.
    • 70' Alves punches the corner half-clear, but here come PSV again and Hutchinson has the ball with the keeper out of position! Squares for Toivonen, but the attacker fluffs his lines and Valencia get away with that one.
    • 69' Great run by Pieters on the left until Barragan intervenes at the expense of a corner.
    • 68' Lens threatens to make an instant impact with an early shot which he gets under and sends off-target.
    • 67' Jeremain Lens comes on for the ineffective Matavz in PSV's second change of the game.
    • 66' The PSV player has a cut on his face from the exchange himself, but looked pretty guilty on replays nonetheless.
    • 65' Now Soldado wants a penalty for a foul by Strootman, he appeared to be pretty clearly shoved down in the box, by a man who has previous from minutes ago.
    • 63' Mathieu crosses low from the left... and Soldado cannot get onto it!
    • 62' Jonas curls for goal from 20 yards... Isaksson saves! And from Piatti on the rebound! Corner.
    • 61' Strootman rather shamelessly shoves Piatti to ground as the midfielder moves towards the area. Somehow evades a yellow too.
    • 60' Mertens, who was felled by Barragan for the initial set piece, takes this one... and shoots well but straight into the arms of Alves.
    • 59' The delivery catches Soldado in the wall. More importantly, his arm. That's another yellow.
    • 58' Barragan is booked for a foul 30 yards from goal as PSV looked to burst forward from the restart.
    • 57' Parejo with a wonderful ball over the top from the right for which Piatti leaves the back line in the dust and slots past Isaksson in the one-on-one.
    • 56' Piatti! 4-0!
    • 55' Piatti is held back by Pieters and that earns the sub a caution.
    • 53' Now Alves claims a cross from Labyad.
    • 52' They do have a corner, though, which is caught by Alves.
    • 51' Best move from PSV all match long so far ends with Strootman seemingly bundled over in the box, but nothing is given. Replays show it would have been harsh on Valencia if it were.
    • 50' Now Eindhoven break and win a corner.
    • 49' But Parejo's strike from the set piece doesn't dip. Goal kick.
    • 48' Bit of a delay as the wall is prepared for this dangerous free-kick. 20 yards from goal just to the right of centre.
    • 47' Mertens is booked for a late slide in on Piatti.
    • 46' Valencia get the second half started.
    • 45+3' Half-time at the Mestalla. And it may well be all over already. 3-0.
    • 45+2' Hutchinson is unable to bring the ball down from said corner to a point of trying a shot at goal.
    • 45+1' PSV keep attacking in search of some sort of way back, and win a corner.
    • 45' Now it's Valencia's turn to be frail at the back, allowing Mertens to miss the target from close range. He did so on advantage allowed due to Rami's foul on Toivonen, which leads to a retrospective yellow.
    • 44' Llorente has equalised for Bilbao at Old Trafford in further good news for La Liga loyalists.
    • 43' Soldado for two, and three for the Spaniards... sends Isaksson the wrong way!
    • 42' It's Jonas who tries to enter the area from the right-hand side and he does so before being felled by Strootman! Penalty!
    • 41' Another short delivery is eventually sent towards Jonas, who holds up the ball with his back to goal but can only win an attacking throw.
    • 40' Hernandez wins Valencia a free-kick on the right, which at the very least means there was some blue shirts actually around that area.
    • 39' Now Piatti floats one in from the left, but Hernandez cannot get across to meet it. Goal kick.
    • 38' Barragan launches in a cross from the right and the PSV back line just freezes while Piatti races ahead of them to head at goal. He really should have put it away, but could only shoot straight at Isaksson. Probably because he was still in shock at how easy that was.
    • 36' Elsewhere in the later kick-offs in the Europa League, Manchester United lead at home to Bilbao through Rooney while Standard Liege have recovered from conceding an early penalty to lead Hannover 2-1. AZ v Udinese remains goalless.
    • 35' A 35-minute tactical sub from the Dutch side: Willems is withdrawn after having a nightmare defending that right wing, and on comes the more experienced Erik Pieters.
    • 34' Mathieu wins a corner amidst shouts it hit the hand of Manolev. It's their fifth to PSV's zero, and is again taken short before Jonas heads Hernandez's cross wide.
    • 33' Good attack from the visitors, mostly thanks to the efforts of Willems and Hutchinson, ends when Manolev's cross is overhit. Goal kick.
    • 32' Clever routine redefines the phrase 'taking it short' as a quick touch from Parejo precedes Mathieu dribbling down the left, but his cross is blocked.
    • 31' Valencia win a free-kick out on the left wing, 25 yards from goal.
    • 30' Manolev cross from the right is met by Matavz at the near post! Just unable to find the goal with Alves making himself big.
    • 29' A long ball towards that right flank looking for Barragan's run is overhit, and PSV have a goal kick.
    • 28' This has been catastrophic defending from PSV so far. And unless they find a remedy, this entire two-legged tie will be over as a contest by half time.
    • 26' Piatti gets a yard on Marcelo and Derjick but tries to square to Soldado instead of shooting himself when inside the area with the goal at his mercy. It's cut out by the recovering defenders.
    • 25' More gaping holes on PSV's left allows Barragan to force a corner with a low centre. The delivery from Parejo is flicked on at the near post by Soldado and Jonas really should have finished it at the far upright. He didn't seem to anticipate that at all!
    • 24' And here comes Adil Rami on for Costa.
    • 23' For now, play has resumed and Valencia will make do for the next few moments with ten.
    • 22' Valencia are prepping a sub, so it looks like Costa's game is over.
    • 21' Ricardo Costa is the next player to help himself on the right wing. Unfortunately, he pulls up just after sending a cross in for Marcelo to clear and it looks like his hamstring.
    • 20' Great ball over the top on PSV's own right flank sets Manolev free but his cross is cleared.
    • 19' Piatti unsurprisingly targets the right flank to find space for a square ball to Jonas, who shoots over.
    • 18' Mertens' cross from the left-hand byline is caught at the near post by Alves.
    • 16' But now the home side are caught out and Strootman has space to fire over from outside the box. To their credit, the Dutchmen look keen still up top, but it's not their attacking which needs addressing.
    • 15' An initial PSV attack following their second restart is calmed down by some steady Valencia passing around the back line. They can certainly afford to pick their moments now.
    • 14' Parejo had the assist on the first, receiving the short corner back before evading a defender to send in that lovely cross. Ruiz scored only his second goal for the club. It's easy to see how Twente put six past this same side at the weekend.
    • 13' Barragan made a mockery of three defenders to find space on that same right-hand flank as has been the case all game long thus far, before crossing low for Soldado to bundle the ball home for a quickfire Valencia double.
    • 12' Soldado! Two in two minutes!
    • 11' Another short corner leads to a floated cross to the far post where Ruiz opens the scoring!
    • 10' Another Parejo corner is cleared, but once more Valencia find acres of space on the right only for Hernandez' cross to be deflected behind by Marcelo.
    • 9' Through pass into the box appears to put Soldado through. It's a well-timed run from the forward but it's even better timing from Derijck to cut the chance out at the expense of a corner!
    • 7' Neat passage of passes from PSV ends when Strootman's through pass for Manolev is cut out by Ruiz.
    • 6' Pair of attacking throws from Willems are dealt with by the Spanish defence.
    • 5' Valencia have the first corner of the game, but Parejo's short-taken set piece fails to create a serious chance.
    • 4' Excellent play by Hernandez on the right, jinking through two defenders, before his driven cross is headed away by Marcelo.
    • 3' Offside against Matavz.
    • 2' Toivonen wants a free-kick out on the left, but Valencia get a goal kick.
    • 1' PSV kick the game off.
    • 20:00 Remember - you can follow all the latest scores and scorers from across the games in Europe by clicking this link
    • 19:55 Match odds for this one: Valencia 8/13, PSV 9/2, Draw 11/4
    • 19:50 Fred Rutten: "(The PSV dressing-room) was like a funeral (after the 6-2 home defeat to 10-man FC Twente at the weekend). Our performance was embarrassing, rotten, and not worthy of a top-tier club. We must always give our very best throughout the game."
    • 19:45 Unai Emery: "’Hopefuls’ is an adjective that is more befitting of us than ‘favourites’, because we have the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City in the competition. We aspire to beat them, but calling ourselves favourites would be a step beyond that. We don't say this out of fear, but rather because of the large economic differences in our respective budgets. PSV are a team with a lot of European history and a strong opponent on the pitch."
    • 19:40 Valencia look strong, with Spain's recent hat-trick hero Soldado set to start up front. Feghouli, who scored a superb goal against Stoke in the last round, is on the bench for this one. PSV will be pleased to welcome back Strootman to anchor the midfield.
    • 19:35 VALENCIA: Alves, Albelda, Jonas, Soldado, Barragan, Piatti, Ruiz, Hernandez, Costa, Parejo, Mathieu - subs - Guaita, Rami, Feghouli, Aduriz, Alba, Costa, Bernat /// PSV: Isaksson, Manolev, Marcelo, Strootman, Toivonen, Matavz, Hutchinson, Mertens, Derijck, Labyad, Willems - subs - Tyton, Bouma, Pieters, Engelaar, Wijnaldum, Lens, Vennegoor of Hesselink
    • 19:30 PSV have been boosted by the return of several players, with Erik Pieters, Orlando Engelaar and Kevin Strootman all fit after missing out in recent weeks with injury and – in Strootman’s case - flu.
    • 19:25 Valencia are without Ever Banega, Sergio Canales and Hedwiges Maduro – who are all long-term absentees - while full-back Miguel is also likely to miss out.
    • 19:20 Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Valencia's Europa League last 16 clash with PSV Eindhoven at the Mestalla.
  • Summary

    • 84' Piatti looks to wipe out the usefulness of that consolation goal tonight. Great piercing run into the box, save by Isaksson! Bernat on the rebound... slips over!
    • 83' Mathieu on Strootman, and Toivonen steps up to take the spot kick... he scores! PSV have an away goal! But what value does it have at this stage?
    • 82' Penalty PSV!
    • 70' Alves punches the corner half-clear, but here come PSV again and Hutchinson has the ball with the keeper out of position! Squares for Toivonen, but the attacker fluffs his lines and Valencia get away with that one.
    • 65' Now Soldado wants a penalty for a foul by Strootman, he appeared to be pretty clearly shoved down in the box, by a man who has previous from minutes ago.
    • 63' Mathieu crosses low from the left... and Soldado cannot get onto it!
    • 60' Mertens, who was felled by Barragan for the initial set piece, takes this one... and shoots well but straight into the arms of Alves.
    • 56' Piatti! 4-0!
    • 51' Best move from PSV all match long so far ends with Strootman seemingly bundled over in the box, but nothing is given. Replays show it would have been harsh on Valencia if it were.
    • 43' Soldado for two, and three for the Spaniards... sends Isaksson the wrong way!
    • 42' It's Jonas who tries to enter the area from the right-hand side and he does so before being felled by Strootman! Penalty!
    • 38' Barragan launches in a cross from the right and the PSV back line just freezes while Piatti races ahead of them to head at goal. He really should have put it away, but could only shoot straight at Isaksson. Probably because he was still in shock at how easy that was.
    • 30' Manolev cross from the right is met by Matavz at the near post! Just unable to find the goal with Alves making himself big.
    • 25' More gaping holes on PSV's left allows Barragan to force a corner with a low centre. The delivery from Parejo is flicked on at the near post by Soldado and Jonas really should have finished it at the far upright. He didn't seem to anticipate that at all!
    • 12' Soldado! Two in two minutes!
    • 11' Another short corner leads to a floated cross to the far post where Ruiz opens the scoring!
    • 9' Through pass into the box appears to put Soldado through. It's a well-timed run from the forward but it's even better timing from Derijck to cut the chance out at the expense of a corner!
    • 4' Excellent play by Hernandez on the right, jinking through two defenders, before his driven cross is headed away by Marcelo.
    • 19:35 VALENCIA: Alves, Albelda, Jonas, Soldado, Barragan, Piatti, Ruiz, Hernandez, Costa, Parejo, Mathieu - subs - Guaita, Rami, Feghouli, Aduriz, Alba, Costa, Bernat /// PSV: Isaksson, Manolev, Marcelo, Strootman, Toivonen, Matavz, Hutchinson, Mertens, Derijck, Labyad, Willems - subs - Tyton, Bouma, Pieters, Engelaar, Wijnaldum, Lens, Vennegoor of Hesselink

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

  • Rate Players

    Rate Players

    Please to rate the players.

    Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account.

    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.1 -
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 7.1 -
      Substitution Out24′ 6.1 -
      Goal 6.5 -
      7.1 -
      Midfielders
      5.5 -
      6.5 -
      5.8 -
      Substitution Out71′ 5.8 -
      Goal 6.1 -
      Strikers
      Goals ×2 Yellow Card Substitution Out76′ 7.8 -
      Subs
      Substitution In24′ Yellow Card 4.6 -
      Substitution In76′ 5.3 -
      Substitution In71′ 5.7 -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      3.8 -
      Defenders
      4.5 -
      4.4 -
      3.9 -
      Substitution Out34′ 4.3 -
      Midfielders
      4.3 -
      3.9 -
      Goal 5.9 -
      Strikers
      6.2 -
      Yellow Card Substitution Out75′ 3.9 -
      Substitution Out67′ 4.3 -
      Subs
      Substitution In67′ 7.7 -
      Substitution In75′ Goal 7.7 -
      Substitution In34′ Yellow Card 6.3 -

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account