Rodrigo (Valencia) was in a good position to shoot around the penalty spot after a nice pass, but his effort was unintentionally blocked by one of his teammates.
Goal! Rodrigo displays great vision and sends a pass to Kevin Gameiro (Valencia), who shows brilliant composure inside the box to bury the ball from close range in the back of the net.
The score is 1:0 from Kevin Gameiro, watch GOAL Link
Valencia needs to overcome a deficit of two goals, but they do have the confidence of having recorded an away goal.With the advantage of the home status, the team will definitely come on stronger against the visiting Gunners. Arsenal was winless in 12 of their last 17 matches on the road and was so in four of their last five overall ties as well. They also lost three of their last five games and conceded three or more goals in these three fixtures.
Importantly, Valencia holds a 100% h2h winning record at home, and except for a single draw, every h2h game ended in a home win.
Valencia is a whole different beast at home, and they were unbeaten in 20 of their last 21 home ties. They scored two or more goals in five of their last seven match-ups in front of their home crowd. In line with the trend, Valencia should record a win this Thursday.