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  • Valencia 1-1 Schalke: Soldadao, Raul great-finish

    Valencia was not able to take advantage as host in the last 16 first leg. Entertain Schalke on Tuesday (02/15/2011) , Los Che were held by a score of 1-1.

    Compete at the Mestalla, Valencia appeared full of dominance. The home team winning it first by Roberto Soldado at 17 minutes before Schalke finally evened the score through Raul Gonzalez in the second half.

    Valencia demonstrated a full game attack since the early minutes. Shortly after kick-off squad UNAI Emery was directly threatened by Aritz Aduriz.

    Goal! Roberto Soldado to make Valencia the lead 1-0 in minute 17. Crossing Jeremy Menez successfully forwarded Soldado with the left leg kick from close range which tore Schalke goalkeeper.

    After several attempts successfully blocked, Schalke finally shot on target. Atsuto Uchida's cross was met by a header from Peer Klunge but can be tamed Vicente Panadero.

    Valencia wave of attacks continues to flow. Soldado kick and header Aduritz still off to the side of the net.

    The pressure has not stopped the home team. But the efforts of Timo Costa and Alejandro Dominguez was still in vain.

    In minute 40, Schalke reply. Raul cooperation and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Huntelaar kick led to opportunities can still be on the block.

    Costa kick three minutes after the break almost rattled goalkeeper Neuer. Likewise Aduriz still able to kick the ball tamed the German international goalkeeper.

    Goal! Schalke are now equalized on 63 minutes. Jose Jurado send crossings and Raul who has been in the right position and then grabbed him by kicking a staple lodged in the bottom left Valencia goalkeeper.

    In minute 76, co-Joaquin Aduriz's header gave birth to a still widening. That disamber cross two minutes later Ricardo Costa also still can be secured.

    Time running out for Valencia to add to its excellence. It was increasingly difficult because Schalke choose to stay focus and the game was ended with the score 1-1.

    Valencia will turn a visit to the headquarters Schalke on March 9 to melakoni second leg match.

    Team Line-up:

    Valencia: Vicente Panadero, Ricardo Costa, David Navarro, Jeremy Mathieu (Jordi Alba 79 '), Miguel, Mehmet Topal, Alberto Costa, Ever Banega (Vicente 68'), Aritz Aduriz, Roberto Soldado, Alejandro Dominguez (Joaquin 68 ')

    Schalke: Manuel Neuer, Christoph Metzelder, Benedikt Howedes, Luke Schmitz, Atsuto Uchida, Joel Matip, Peer Kluge, Jose Jurado (Edu 83 '), Jefferson Farfan (Julian Draxler 78'), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Raul


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