September 19, 2018 01:19 AM
The Champions League returns to the Mestalla, three years later, in the centenary of Valencia with an unprecedented and spectacular match against Juventus of Turin, which also means the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Spain after his departure from Real Madrid last summer.
After a hesitant start to the competition, with three draws and one defeat, the Valencian team hopes to enjoy a magical night in Europe, with which they can add the first victory of the season and strengthen their possibilities to create a complicated group stage. to overcome, as also framed next to Manchester United and the Swiss Young Boys.
For this, Valencia has to play a very complete match against a rival who won in his last three home matches in the Champions League and this summer was reinforced in a big way with the aim to choose the European title.
The return to Spain from Cristiano Ronaldo, who made his first two goals in the Turin-team last weekend, will pay a lot of attention to this competition, which will also mean the return to Valencia from Joao Cancelo, after this summer was transferred for about 40 million euros, as well as the reunification of the Valencian goal Just with his former teammates.
In addition to the level of difficulty of the game for the rival's potential, Ronaldo's presence in their ranks is an added problem for Valencia, as the Portuguese scored 15 goals in 18 clashes with Real Madrid against the Valencian side.
The Valencia coach, Marcelino García Toral, has for this bet the important loss of midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, who in the last game against Betis had a sprain of the first degree.
The absence of the French player will reduce the muscle mass and the recovery to the medullary Valencia. In all likelihood Marcelino will bet on Danish Daniel Wass to form the double pivot together with Parejo, which will mean the return to Carlos Soler's starting position on the right wing.