Saturday, April 11, 2009

Forget, then, international tournaments – and back to club football. Domestic championships were more exciting than European qualifications…may be. In Spain, Valencia CF clinched the title, thanks to better head-to-head record against Barcelona, who ended with the same points, more wins, and superior goal difference. But Valencia won 2-0 at home and managed a 1-1 draw in Barcelona. Alfredo di Stefano was coaching, but apart from old Valencia fans nobody remembers the champions today. Rather, the dark times of Spanish football were represented – the national team was struggling, the clubs too. Valencia suggested crisis, not improvement.

Valencia on the road to the title.

Thanks to Igor Nedbaylo for the photo of CFV!