Valencia CF had some 21 shots against Espanyol -and kept things tight defensively
Valencia CF were the dominant side in their game against RCD Espanyol, and the statistics back up what was seen on the field of play. With 21 shots over the course of the 90 minutes, only in the Matchday 11 game against Girona FC had Marcelino's men enjoyed more opportunities to score.
Of the 14 games that Valencia CF have drawn, only 3 have involved them enjoying fewer chances than their opponents (FC Barcelona away at the Camp Nou, SD Eibar and Athletic Club).
Kevin Gameiro had the most efforts for his team, with four efforts failing to find their way into the net.
At the back, defensive solidity continues to be a calling card for VCF, and they kept their 13th clean sheet of the season (their 9th in LaLiga).
A 0-0 draw would be enough to see Valencia CF through to the Last 16 of the Europa League (0-2 after the first leg against Celtic) and the final of the Copa del Rey (2-2 after the semifinal first leg against Real Betis).
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