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Monday, August 20, 2012

Pellegrino and Gago back the essence Argentina

The debut of Mauricio Pellegrino Valencia, new coach, and international Fernando Gago have returned the essence of Argentine football club one of the world's most identified in the last forty years with a country of great players have come.

Valencia started the 2012-2013 League tie with a goal in the Bernabeu against reigning champions Real Madrid in a match in which he also played the Argentine Tino Costa, head with Gago, and Pablo Piatti, who jumped
the pitch in the dying minutes.

The template also has come with another player from Argentina, midfielder Ever Banega also international, who is currently injured long term and still be a few months without playing.

Pellegrino offered a first glimpse into the style of play of his team in Madrid, with a compact block that stood up to the current Spanish champions in a match in which his rival had more options than Valencia to win, but in which
defended the team was also able to order and take the shock.

There remains the question of how to face the new coach and former Valencia player matches in which his men have to take the initiative to rivals closed or play defense like Valencia did against Real Madrid.

The first situation of this type may be next Sunday against Deportivo La Coruna at the Mestalla.

Fernando Gago served as holding midfielder, added work to which good deeds in the ball out.
Tino Costa, who played alongside Gago, although most offensive features, took the kick which led to Liverpool's draw, managed by Brazilian Jonas Gonçalves.

Piatti gave oxygen to the team, committed a tactical foul and helped the Valencia gave his rival little choice in the final minutes of fighting.

Since the early seventies, Valencia found in players from Argentina an inexhaustible resource of good football and consistency, which has continued, although with less fruitful stages, until today.

Even before players went through Mestalla as Pepe Sánchez-Lage in the sixties, were Rubén Óscar Valdez and Miguel Angel Adorno first two Argentines who gave luster to this team in the early seventies and the hand of Alfredo di Stéfano, in that
Valencia coach club stage.

Soon after, in 1976 came the biggest players in this country who have been through Mestalla: Mario Kempes, top scorer in the Spanish league, the 1978 World Cup and world champion with the national team.
He left the club in 1984, after a hiatus, before the World Cup in Spain, in River Plate.

Thereafter most Argentines have arrived at different stages and with different profiles.
Were the cases, among others, Felman Darío, Juan Antonio Pizzi, Fernando Caceres or Ariel Ortega, until Claudio "louse" Lopez became a benchmark for the fans for their speed and their goals in the late nineties.

The last major stage of the Argentine football in Valencia is identified with the beginning of the XXI century and league titles in 2002 and 2004.
In those years she starred the current coach, Mauricio Pellegrino, along with Pablo Aimar and Cristian "Kily" Gonzalez.

However, the highlight of this stage was Roberto Fabian Ayala, probably the best defense in the history of the club and one of the most flashed on a computer in which not everything come from Argentina shone, as other players go unnoticed or were short time, but the balance has clearly decided in favor of those who triumphed at the Mestalla.

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