The serious problem that the VCF has facing goal

This season is on its way to being the most expensive permanence in recent years. Without going any further, in the last two courses, at this point in the competition (matchday 24), the team that marked salvation had not reached 25 points as is currently the case with Sevilla. Valencia is stuck in a quagmire from which it can only get out if it changes its image from now on on the offensive level. The crisis facing goal is worrying and the numbers speak for themselves: Valencia have not scored in any of the last five away games.

The last time a player dressed in black and white saw a goal away from Mestalla was in 2022. Specifically, the last day of that year at La Cerámica. Edinson Cavani, now injured, put Valencia ahead that afternoon although the Yellow Submarine ended up coming back. Since then, Gattuso, Voro and Baraja have visited Zorilla, Montilivi, Bernábeu, the Coliseum and the Camp Nou. All those matches are counted as losses and in none of them was the team able to score a goal.

As a local the numbers improve, although they do not invite to throw rockets either. Since the competition resumed after the World Cup, Valencia has played four (league) games at Mestalla and has scored four goals: two of them against Almería, one against Athletic and another against Real Sociedad. The last ones against the two Basque teams, in addition, were not so many scored by Valencia players for all its purposes. It was Lekue, for the lions, and Zubeldia, for the txuri urdin side, who scored a goal in their own goal in two duels.

Goals are points for Valencia CF

The team that has a great scorer in its ranks has come a long way. See the figure of Joselu, from Espanyol, or Enes Unal, from Getafe. If the azulón team has escaped from the ‘red posts’ in recent days it is, to a large extent, thanks to the Turkish striker, who has already accumulated 10 goals. Valencia, meanwhile, today lacks that figure. The top scorer for the black and white team is Cavani, with five goals. However, the Uruguayan has not seen a goal since December 31.

In addition, he has missed the last three games due to injury and could also be out this weekend against Osasuna, although it is not ruled out. Attackers like Lino or Castillejo, regular starters, have completely disappeared from the scoring prism. Hugo Hard, the big surprise last season, is not finding his way this year either. Kluivert has shown more nose despite the fact that he has fewer opportunities. What is clear is that, if Valencia wants to save itself, increasing the success in front of the goal is a non-negotiable premise.

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