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 Ryana s goal in the dying seconds. However, Los Che eventually hung on to secure their place in Europea 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, […]

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.