Mestalla qualifies for the Premier Cup semifinals (2-3)

Valencia Mestalla qualified for the semifinals of the Premier League International Cup, an international Under-21 competition organized by the Premier League and in which 12 Premier League teams participate along with 12 other clubs from other European countries such as Germany, Portugal, Spain , Netherlands or Scotland. Miguel Ángel Angulo’s team won (2-3) last night the quarterfinal tie that was played in a single match against Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club at the Training Ground Alternative Venue in Brighton with goals from Diego López, Ismael Santana and Yellu at minute 96.

The subsidiary jumped onto the pitch with a very starting eleven made up of Charly, Rubén Iranzo, César Tárrega, Yarek, Iván Muñoz, M. Soler, Yellu, Inaoussa, Martín Tejón, Mario Domínguez and Diego López. The black and white team was close to taking the lead in the opening minutes with a shot by Diego López. However, the English took the lead in the 24th minute with a goal from Samuels after taking advantage of a rebound in the area. The team took a breath at half-time and came out decided in search of an equalizer. Only five minutes after the restart, the reserves tied the game with a shot from Diego López from a great cross from Rubo. Far from settling for a tie, the team scored the second through Ismael Santana from the Canary Islands after a pass from Martín Tejón in a great counterattack. With six minutes remaining, Hinshelwood tied the game from a corner. Already at 96′ Yellu gave victory with a shot after a corner kick.

Angulo’s team arrived after having chained two consecutive victories in their Second RFEF group where they are second in the promotion promotion zone. The team reached the quarterfinals after finishing first in Group A in an almost perfect group stage unbeaten and unbeaten after adding 3 victories against Leicester City (0-2), Wolverhampton FC (0-1) and Blackburn Rovers (0-2) and a draw against Fulham FC (0-0).

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