UEFA Champions League: What Valencia CF Must Do in Its Match Against LOSC Lille

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer ISeptember 21, 2012

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The UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group F match between Valencia CF and FC Bayern Munich was a disaster for Los Blanquinegros. Valencia CF lost to Bayern Munich and they made mistakes during the match.

The next match for Los Blanquinegros will be against LOSC Lille. The venue will be at the Estadio Mestalla in Valencia, Spain.

What must Los Blanquinegros do to defeat LOSC Lille when they meet on October 2, 2012? They can discard the tactics and attitudes present in their first UCL match.

Valencia CF has to effect change as soon as possible. According to the UCL Group F Table referenced from ESPN Soccernet, Valencia CF is in third place behind BATE Borisov and Bayern Munich.

The purpose of this article is to explain the mistakes made by Los Blanquinegros. This will be followed by how the team must deal with them.


Fear and Respect

Mauricio Pellegrino, Valencia CF manager ,admitted that his team had "fear and respect" for Bayern Munich. Jupp Heynckes, the Bayern Munich manager expressed in Goal that the team was confident before the match started.

Bayern Munich was the favorite in the match but Valencia lost the game before it started. When a team fears and respects its opponent, the match is over.

In the match against LOSC and future opponents, Valencia should participate with a desire to win. At the same time, there should be respect without fear of the opposing team.

Sir Steve Redgrave summed self confidence as "the iron in the mind" in an article in The Telegraph.


It is uncertain if Valencia CF was paying attention to the match. According to Heynckes, Bayern Munich lacked concentration in the second half.

Valencia CF must remain focused when they play future matches in the UCL. The team whose players concentrate more is more likely to win the majority of its matches.


Activity In Field

Diego Alves was a great goalkeeper but was unable to block Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos from scoring. Adil Rami was expelled for his foul against Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich.

The Valencia CF offense was not organized and Bayern Munich took advantage to possess and score. Valencia CF will have to reinforce its offense, defense and midfield in order to play effectively.

Valencia CF will also have to be consistent in the field and assist Diego Alves.



If Valencia CF wants to be taken seriously in the UCL, it has to play without conceding possession. I would like to see what will happen when Valencia meets LOSC.