Real Zaragoza and Valencia face in Estadio de la Romareda, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (16th Finals). There is no recent record of direct clashes between these two teams, who have not played any match in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 23-02-2013, in a match that ended with the final score: Real Zaragoza (2-2) Valencia.
The home team reaches this phase of the Copa del Rey (16th Finals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Lugo and Granada. In the last game that disputed, for the Second Division, tied with Sevilla II outside by (2-2). In their last 10 games at home Real Zaragoza have won 3, 4 draws and 3 losses. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 13 games, he never managed to come back in all 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Real Zaragoza come to this game with a draw to two against Sevilla B, thus adding the seventh consecutive game without proving the bitter taste of defeat. To reach this phase of the competition, the locals eliminated Granada and Lugo. In this game, his coach Natxo González must have started a 4-2-3-1 formation, benefiting from defensive driving and flanking attacks, looking for the back of the defending team. Borja Iglesias is the great highlight of this formation, with 7 goals scored. Everything indicates that there are no major absences for this game.
The visiting team contests its first match in this edition of the Copa del Rey with the intention of conquering a positive result as a visitor. The team arrives at this match after a victory at home with Sevilla by (4-0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Valencia won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their attack has marked regularly, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that often scores first: it opened the scoring in 7 of its last 9 games, 7 of these reached the break in lead in 5 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 6. There is 1 period in the last 5 games as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 8 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Valencia go through a great moment of the season and in the last game convincingly beat Sevilla 4-0: goals were scored by Guedes (2), Zaza and Santi Mina. Normally coach Marcelino Toral plays in 4-4-2, privileging possession of the ball and positional attacks, especially through the flanks: Gonçalo Guedes and Carlos Soler are very fast and excellent in the transition from defense to attack. The Italian Zaza is the great gunner of this team, with 8 goals scored. Everything indicates that the coach must have all the headlines.
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