The psychological victory of getting out of relegation

There is still an uncertain adventure ahead, with 13 days and a booty of 39 points that make it impossible to predict any outcome. However, matchday 25 reported a considerable psychological reward for Valencia. For the first time, after 4 weeks, the team led by Rubén Baraja is out of the relegation positions to the Second Division.

A relief, especially for psychic effects. The situation continues to be extremely delicate. With 26 points, Valencia is seventeenth and only the “goal-average” favorable compared to Getafe (eighteenth, also with 26 points and first team in relegation) prevents Valencia from being in the positions marked in red that condemn the well.

In any case, Valencia’s slight qualifying advance is indicative of a change in trend. The Valencianistas have avoided the risk of fracture and of distancing themselves by more than one game from their rivals. With two victories in the last four days, the black and white have reactivated the scoring rhythm, after the very long period of mental blocking that set off all the alarms, with one point out of 24 possible since the competition resumed after the break for the World.

A plummet that meant the resignation of Gennaro Gattuso after Peter Lim did not reinforce the team in the winter transfer window and in which the intervention of Voro González had no effect. Valencia, whose discreet season had passed through the middle zone, found itself plunged, suddenly and without answers, into a black hole in which a large number of teams were involved. Cádiz, Girona, Getafe, Valladolid, Espanyol, Seville and Almería became direct rivals.

Unlike what happened after the victory against Real Sociedad, in which the direct rivals offset the victory with victories, some of them very surprising, on this occasion the combination of caroms has favored those of mestalla. The three points against Osasuna are even more important after Cádiz and Getafe drew 2-2, and Elche (bottom side featured) managed to draw against Valladolid. In this way, Valencia reaches the azulones with 26 points and cuts two with the people of Cádiz, who are one point away, and with Valladolid, one game away, with 28 points in the box.

The day for permanence left the defeat of Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabéu, so the parrots are left with 27 points, only one more than Valencia. And yesterday a key match for Valencian interests took place at Seville-Girona. The 2-1 final leaves Seville with 28 points, thirteenth, and Rubi’s team penultimate, with 25, one less than Valencia. This is how the great qualifying congestion is summed up, in the three points in which up to seven teams are compressed. The difference between winning or losing, with that equality in the table, has an impact on being in the middle of the table in one day and falling to relegation in the next.

On the next day, the last before the break, Valencia faces Atlético de Madrid on Saturday (9:00 p.m.). ANDIn addition, direct duels that can benefit those of Baraja cross again. Almería and Cádiz will play a dramatic duel on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., Getafe will receive Sevilla. In addition, on Friday (9:00 p.m.), Valladolid will play Athletic Club in Pucela and on Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Espanyol will face Celta at home.

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