Valencia CF qualified for the Group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2012-13 after overcoming a spirited challenge from AS Monaco. Los Che managed to sneak in through to the group stages of this year’s UEFA Champions League. Despite going down 2-1 in Monaco, they won the tie 4-3 on aggregate. A majestic chip from Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo in the 4th minute eventually sealed the tie for Valencia, despite subsequent strikes from Andrea Raggi and substitute Elderson. A nervy finished ensued as Monaco pounded Valencia goalkeeper Matthew Ryan’s goal in the dying seconds. However, Los Che eventually hung on to secure their place in Europe’s premier football competition after a 2 year absence. European Pedigree Valencia are a club with genuine European pedigree. They reached the final of the Champions League in 1999-00 and 2000-01 before eventually losing out to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively. Under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez, Valencia won 2 […]
They have often been in the shadows of their more illustrious counterparts, however, they still managed to carve a niche for themselves in the history of World Football. TheHardTackle takes a look at Valencia's rich history.