4 vs 0
Played
August 5, 2013 1:30 AM IST
 
 
 
56′ Jonas
 
 
Top of the Match
Jonathan Viera
Jonathan Viera
Valencia
Ever Banega
Ever Banega
Valencia
Flop of the Match
Juan Jesus
Juan Jesus
Inter
Juan Jesus
Juan Jesus
Inter

Valencia 4-0 Inter: Life after Soldado not so bad as los Che cruise past Inter

Goals from Ever Banega, Jonathan Viera and Jonas ensured a comfortable victory for the Spaniards, who have started brightly without their leading marksman

Ever Banega, Valencia, ICC
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Valencia showed they can still compete at a high level without Roberto Soldado as they eased their way to a comfortable victory over Inter in the Guinness International Champions Cup.

Ever Banega opened the scoring after seven minutes and los Che didn't look back, with two goals from Jonathan Viera and one from Jonas securing the victory which they fully deserved.

Miroslav Djukic's men now face Everton in the final game of the tournament to decide fifth place before their opening La Liga encounter against Malaga on August 17.

And, while Valencia are on the verge of losing Soldado to Tottenham in a €30 million deal, it is Inter, who finished ninth in Serie A last season - their worst finish in 19 years - who will be more concerned having been completely outplayed in this match.

The Nerazzurri lost 2-0 in their opening encounter to Chelsea in the ICC Cup and this game did not make for much better viewing for head coach Walter Mazzarri, whose side lethargic start would prove costly against the Liga outfit.

Banega blasted a poor free-kick over the bar, but less than 60 seconds later he made amends in stunning fashion on seven minutes.

The Argentine won the ball 25 yards from goal and, despite an absence of space, was able to fire an effort into the top right-hand corner that had Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic clutching at thin air.

He then almost scored again moments later with another piece of sumptuous play, but Handanovic was up to the task on this occasion, while at the other end Fredy Guarin saw an effort fizz just wide, in a rare moment of respite for the Italians.

However, Valencia doubled their lead before the break when a corner was not cleared properly and fell to the excellent Viera, who lashed an effort at goal that deflected off Marco Andreolli's head and in.

Rodrigo Palacio almost grabbed an immediate response for Mazzarri's men but shot just over from inside the penalty area.

Inter made two changes at the break in an attempt to stem Valencia's flow, with Andrea Ranocchia and Ricky Alvarez introduced for Chivu and Pereira.

But the switch would prove to be futile as Francisco Alcacer hit the post with an early header, which was tipped onto the woodwork by Handanovic, before substitute Jonas grabbed los Che's third.

Again Viera was instrumental, with his ball setting up Jonas, who rounded Handanovic before tapping into an empty net.

Juan Jesus also picked up a yellow card in the aftermath, having clipped the Brazilian as he scored.

Valencia had the ball in the net again not long after, only for Joao Pereira's effort to be ruled out for offside.

And, although substitute Mauro Icardi then went close for Inter, it was not the Italian side's day, as Viera inflicted more hurt on the Nerazzurri, by grabbing his second, tapping in a rebound after Jonas' effort was saved.


Valencia

1
Diego Alves
Goalkeeper
3.00
14
Juan Bernat
Defender
3.00
20
Ricardo Costa
Defender
54′
3.50
4
Adil Rami
Defender
3.00
12
João Pereira
Defender
3.50
-
Ever Banega
Midfielder
7′
4.00
8
Sofiane Feghouli
Midfielder
3.50
24
Míchel
Midfielder
3.50
15
Javi Fuego
Midfielder
2.50
16
Paco Alcácer
Striker
45′
3.00
-
4.00

Inter

3.00
1
2.50
55
2.00
5
Juan Jesus
Defender
57′ 76′
3.00
26
2.50
6
2.50
11
Á. Pereira
Midfielder
18′ 47′
2.50
17
2.50
13
Fredy Guarín
Midfielder
65′
2.50
19
3.50
39
3.00
8

Substitutes

7
Jonas
Striker
45′ 56′
3.50

Substitutes

3.00
11
2.50
23
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2
Jonathan
Defender
65′
 - 
-
Parick Olsen
Midfielder
65′ 84′
 - 
9
 - 
15
 - 
13
Diego Laxalt
Midfielder
76′
 - 
12

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
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2 1
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Striker
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2 1
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Midfielder
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2 1