#CheNews Season finale in Mestalla tomorrow. Read everything here!
As the player strike has been cancelled or in worst-case postponed until next season, Valencia have two match-balls to qualify for Champions League in a fair way. The first one at our home Mestalla against Celta Vigo.
Club boss Peter Lim and his family just arrived in Valencia this morning to follow the team preparations. He clearly knows the vitality of this game.
Valencia once again have all players ready except the banned Rodrigo, so we might expect this team:
Alves; Barragán, Mustafi, Otamendi, Gayà, Fuego, Parejo, Feghouli, Gomes, Piatti, Paco Alcácer.
Celta are in a fairly good shape without defeats in 3 games, but will miss vice-captain Augusto Fernández and new sensation Santi Mina due to suspensions accumulated in the Sevilla draw. The Galician side will however have their topscorer Nolito back from a ban which comically was postponed for a La Liga round as the federation RFEF were on holidays.
– Exactly Nolito has lately been rumored to Valencia, but the player is not optimistic: “Which club will pay the €18M clause for me?”.
The referee is Gil Manzano, who will judge Valencia for the 2nd time this season; 2-1 win vs Madrid. Luckily, Enzo Pérez does not seem to start (sos muy malo, sos muy malo…).
Valencianistas have officially been awarded La Liga’s best fans by the league and fan associations. Valencia president Salvo says that this is also because of the international fans who are “very important to the club”.
The fans need to learn a new hymn, featuring the band “Viaje de Elliott”:
Curva Nord are also preparing a TIFO for Mestalla, so what is your excuse for not seeing the game?
Contract renewals are fully active now. With first priority Gayà tied down, Otamendi seems to be the next target, but local media think that negotiations have been reactivated with Piatti and even Parejo, who is enjoying his best season with more goals than any other top-league midfielder except Hazard.
Women’s team Femenino are in the Copa final after defeating league leaders Barcelona on a 30-meter golazo by Karol Férez. The final opponent will be Sporting Huelva.
Fran Villalba’s Spain sub-17 team lost the EURO quarter-final against Germany in a penalty shootout, which was taken by only Madrid & Barça players. No wonder.
Neville brothers, Gary and Phil, were spotted at a Valencia training in midweek alongside top-management Salvo and Lay-Hoon. The Manchester United legends are co-owning a local club, Salford City FC, in which Peter Lim owns half of the shares.
Emran Bdran, the Arab based in Israil, will receive help from the club to start up an actual VCF academy in Israel. Touching news for all of us who have followed his hard work from distance.
A por la Champions. AMUNT!