A Stop at Vicente Calderón on the Way to Glory?

So the nerves are kicking in on the eve of Valencia’s biggest match to date in this season’s La Liga.  In fact, Real Madrid’s loss away to Athletic has even made some fans stop thinking about simply toppling Atletico Madrid in the battle for 3rd place but going as far as to dreaming of an outside run at the title.  Whether that eventually comes to fruition or not, it’s nice to see pride in supporting Valencia again amongst the locals. My story isn’t quite the same as most Valencia CF fans.  I wasn’t born in Valencia (or even Spain for …

Valencia-Atletico – a rivalry between Penev’s fists and Zigic’ tits

Tomorrow Valencia meets Atlético Madrid for the 184th time in official matches through history. So far the colchoneros are on top with 72 victories to Valencia’s 63, while 44 encounters have ended in a draw. Both have been, and still are, among the best teams in Spain. And even if all matches between the two are considered big ones, it’s in the recent years that it has been starting to look like a real ‘clásico’. The matches always mean something to both teams, especially tomorrow as the fight between them for the third spot. And with Real Madrid tripping on …