Rodrigo De Paul gives Valencia late cup victory (VIDEO)

20141204 RAYO1 VCF2 09

Rodrigo de Paul scored his first competitive goal for Valencia to snatch a cup win over Rayo Vallecano. The 20-year-old midfielder slotted past David Cobeno in the 85th minute to complete the comeback for Los Che and put them firmly in control ahead of the second leg.

Alex Moreno had given Rayo the lead but when Corbeno fumbled a routine ball into the penalty area, Paco Alcacer tapped in a simple 70th minute equaliser leaving de Paul to hit the late winner.

Valencia welcome Rayo Vallecano to the Mestalla for the second leg but with the victory in Madrid, Valencia will expect to progress.

It has not been an easy start to life in Spain for de Paul after being sent off after a minute in his La Liga debut. Since then playing time has been hard to come by but the goal will be a real boost to the talented youngster.

Rayo Vallecano  1 – 2  Valencia

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.