He Valencia needs to add a victory to Osasuna in Mestalla not to complete its worst first round of the last quarter of a century, since the League it is played with twenty participants and three points for victory.
With the current one, there are already twenty-four campaigns, since the 97-98 season, in which the current competition format has been played and for Valencia, the worst of all was the first, in which he added twenty-one points, followed by 16-17 with twenty-two.
After the victory this Sunday in Valladolid (0-1), the Mestalla team has reached nineteen points and provisionally has risen to the thirteenth position of the table, but if they draw or lose on Thursday 21 against the Navarrese team , will not reach twenty-one points in that exercise.
Then, Valencia, after a bad start to the League in which Jorge Valdano was dismissed and Claudio Ranieri came to his bench, reached the equator of the competition with those twenty-one points, the result of six victories, three draws and ten defeats, with twenty-one goals in favor and twenty-four against.
It was the campaign in which in December Paco Roig left the club’s presidency to be replaced by Pedro Cortés and the team arrived with just forces in the middle of the championship, although they finished the League in ninth position with 55 points thanks to the improvement of the second half of the tournament.
Now, awaiting the last match of the first round, Valencia accumulates four victories, seven draws and seven defeats and has twenty-four goals in favor compared to the twenty-five that have been scored.
In addition, the team’s coach, Javi Gracia, also needs a victory to avoid closing his worst first round on a bench, also established with twenty-one points with Osasuna in the 2013-14 campaign and with Malaga in 2015-16.