Bayern win at Valencia 2-1 in the European premiere of Pelegrino
he Bayern of Javi Martínez has beaten Valencia tonight by two goals to one. In his debut in the Champions, the Navarrese has been substituted in the minute 68 by Luis Gustavo. The Jupp Heynckes outfit has reached the minute 91 with two goals in favor and a clean sheet, but it was Nelson Valdez who managed to close the gap thanks to a header. Even so, this has not prevented the Bundesliga leader from taking a very important victory.
In a match in which a coup of authority from Valencia was expected, Bayern did not leave options to Pellegrino's. From the beginning it was a monologue of the Bavarians, since they had the ball and tried to create danger on both wings with the internships of Ribéry and Robben, who were looking for the Peruvian Pizarro, starter in the match after the loss of Mario Gómez. But these actions did not put the Valencian goal in trouble. Only Kroos disturbed Alves in specific actions
So much did the jug go to the fountain that in the end it broke and an accurate shot from Schweinsteiger slipped tight to the stick. Neither Soldado nor Jonas could participate in the game because Valencia limited itself to defending and did not leave their field. The commented double pivot ‘ché’, days before the game, disappointed. Was lame, weakened by Parejo's disorientation, who is not comfortable in that position and took several reproaches from Rami, ‘Tino’ Costa and Ricardo Costa.
With the absolute Bavarian dominance, a break that Valencia needed was reached. In resuming, Bayern took to the field without Ribéry, with muscular discomfort. The Germans found a more intense Valencia in defense but Kroos insisted again with another distant shot he found the phenomenal response of Diego Alves, the best of the ‘ché’. Up to the Minute 67 had to wait for the team from the Turia capital to have their only clear chance through Feghouli, who wanted to finish a great play into space and ignored the presence of his teammate Valdez, that was with the cane ready.
But Bayern kept the game script and Kroos, in another right hand from outside the area, increased the rent. Pellegrino made an inexplicable change with three minutes remaining and removed Soldado to enter Barragán, giving up the match and with a view to the League clash next weekend in Mallorca. A change that he could regret later since Valdez shortened distances in the discount and was the only attacker.
Before the end, Rami dropped Robben inside the area and was sent off for a double yellow. But there was Diego Alves and he stopped Mandzukic's penalty by enforcing his definition of ‘parapenaltis’. Deportivo de La Coruña remains the only Spanish team that has been able to win in Munich. It was in 2002.