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Monday, April 2, 2012

The VCF exceeded all European qualifiers after a 2-1 first-leg

The Valencia CF passed along their history, all European ties in which he lost the first leg 2-1, as happened last Thursday in the first leg of quarterfinals of the Champions League against AZ Alkmaar. The Mestalla team had to face this situation four times since its founding, and all failed to qualify.
The first time in history in which Valencia had to overcome a tie as the present one, in the first round of the UEFA Cup 1978-1979. At that time, Valencia was defeated on September 13, 1978 in Balgarska Armia Stadium against CSKA Sofia 2-1, with goals from Daniel Solsona, and came from behind in the second leg match at the Luis Casanova,
played on the 27th of the month, beating people the Bulgarians 4-1, with two goals from Saura, Solsona and Kempes.
In the next round same thing happened to the Romanian Arges Pitesti. In the first leg, the Valencian were defeated on 18 October 1978 at the stadium Nicolae Dobrin 2-1 (goal by Saura).
The team solved the situation endosándoles Valencia 5-1 at the Luis Casanova, November 1, with two goals from Kempes, Bonhof, Saura and Solsona.The following season, in the semifinals of the Cup Winners Cup, lost to Nantes 2-1 in the first leg match at the Marcel Saupin on April 9, 1980 (goal of Mario Kempes) thrashed the French in the second leg, played on 23 April at the Luis Casanova, 4-0, with two goals from Kempes, Bonhof and Subirats, making qualifying for the finals, which would be proclaimed champion by defeating Arsenal FC in Brussels .
The last time that the Valencian faced a similar situation was in the quarterfinals of the Champions League in the 2000-2001 season, when Arsenal FC eliminated after losing the first leg, played on April 4, 2001 Highbury, 2-1, with goal of Ayala. In the second leg, which was played on April 17, 2001 in Mestalla, Valencia team was eliminated from the English to beat them 1-0 with goals from Norwegian John Carew in the 75th minute of play.

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