Valencia pass their first pre-season test with flying colors
A brace from the Portuguese and another goal from Marcos André was enough to overtake Reus’ goal
Two goals from the Portuguese Goncalo Guedeswho had a sensational match with his future still in the airallowed the Valence win this Monday in a clear way Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the first pre-season friendly and on the Italian’s debut on the bench Gennaro Gattuso.
Kobel; Meunier, Hummels, Scholtterbeck, Warrior, Bellingham, Mo Dahoud, Reus, Hazard, Adeyemi and Moukoko. Passlack, Wolf, Bynoe-Gittens, Brandt, Süle, Aning, Coulibaly and Kamara also played.
Mamardashvili; Thierry, Paulista, Mosquera, Gayà, Soler, William, Yunus, Castillejo, Guedes and Marcos Andrè. Diakhaby, Cömert, Foulquier, Racic, Jesus Vazquez, Cillessen, Manu Vallejo, Koba, Lato, Yellu and Fran Perez also played.
1-0 M. 39 Guedes. 1-1 M. 52 Reus, from the penalty spot. 2-1 M. 58 Marcos Andre. 3-1 M. 62 Guedes.
Walter Altmann (Austria).
The first action with some danger from Valencia was born from the boots of Samu CastillejoWhat he debuted as a Valencian and that he helped Guedes well, although the Portuguese shot weakly from inside the box before the first five minutes. Much better was the Direct free kick by Gayàbut hits the post (m.9).
So answered the Dortmund with another shot in the wood. In this case, after a rebound, Reus’ shot hit the crossbar and neither Hazard nor Bellinghan could take advantage of the rejection. Moukoko also couldn’t beat Mamardashvili in a one-on-one that narrowly widened just before the hydration break.
Dortmund had gotten bigger, which took the ball away from a Valencia who struggled to shake off German pressure. But Valencia still have Guedes, who led with quality against and after teaming up again with Castillejo scored the first goal of the Gattuso era five minutes from the end of the break and with luck, after hitting his shot on a Dortmund defender.
Marcos André and Guedes certify victory
The Dortmund coach has changed more than half of the squad, Edin Terzicat the break for only the two Gattuso substitutions on the rear axle. And with almost no time to assimilate the many changes, the German team equalized the match with a penalty converted by Marco Reus and committed innocently by the Portuguese Thierry.
The shock has entered a more innocuous phase until Guedes reappears. He first put a ball over the area and Solerafter a good control and a bit of luck, assisted for Marcos André to score 2-1 empty the door And just four minutes later he scored his second goal with a sensational shot from outside the area who slipped into the team.
With his future still to be decided, Guedes demonstrated at his first gig of the summer his enormous potential and his ability to get along with the only Valencian signing so far, Samu Castillejo. With the Portuguese retired and Dortmund without the strength to press, the last twenty minutes of the clash were the most boring of a friendly that Valencia rightfully deserved.