It’s matchday one in Group H of the Champions League (CL), where Valencia welcome Juventus to Mestalla for their first taste of European football in three years. It’s a welcome return for the finalists of 1999/00 and 2000/01, who badly need to kickstart their season.
Valencia have opened their domestic season with four winless games (D3, L1), but are now in for something completely different. Playing Italian opponents for the first time since 2009, ‘Los Che’ need to take inspiration from their home form in the 2017/18 La Liga season (W13, D3, L3) in which they conceded just 13 goals (0.68 on average). [Read more…]