Valencia is a city full of activities for students. One activity you can’t miss is a soccer match at Mestalla stadium!
Mestalla is home of Valencia Club de Futbol (VCF), the main soccer team of the city. If you are a soccer fan you will know that Valencia CF is one of the top Spanish soccer teams. VCF has won 6 La Liga cups, 7 Copas del Rey and was two times runner-up of the UEFA Champions League, among other titles. Players such as Alfredo Di Stefano and Mario Kempes played for Valencia CF. Nowadays players like Nani, Dani Parejo, Diego Alves, and Munir are the favorite players of l’afició.
On February 22, Valencia CF and Real Madrid played a match that was originally planned for December, but was delayed due to the participation of Real Madrid on the FIFA Club World Cup, which they won. Even if you are not a Valencia CF fan you cannot miss the chance to see the club world champion playing live in your city.
Both teams offered a world-class soccer exhibition. It took just 8 minutes for Valencia CF to score 2 goals against Real Madrid. The atmosphere was amazing. On one side, Valencia fans claiming for more goals, and on the other side the Real Madrid fans trying to understand what was going on with their team.
The current season has not been the best for Valencia CF, but that is not an excuse for missing soccer games at Mestalla. You’ll never know what will happen on the field. At the end there are 11 players on each side that will play at their bests in order to win. On this occasion VCF defeated the Liga leader and current club world champion, Real Madrid, 2 goals to 1.
There are still some Liga games to be played at Mestalla. Ticket prices are not so high considering that you can see first level teams with players such as Nani, Dani Parejo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Fernando Torres playing live.
On April 16 Valencia CF is playing against Sevilla FC, a must-see soccer game. So if you are a soccer fan studying in Valencia I recommend you to go to Mestalla to see Spanish soccer live, and don’t forget to wear blanquinegre clothes and yell Amunt València!