‘Evergreen’ Edinson Cavani Finally Opens Goal Scoring Account for Valencia

‘Evergreen’ Edinson Cavani Finally Opens Goal Scoring Account for Valencia

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:14 PM
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  • Edinson Cavani notched his maiden goals for Valencia during his side's La Liga game against Elche on Saturday, October 15
  • Cavani agreed a two-year deal with the La Liga side, who is now coached by Italian icon Gennaro Gattuso, after ending his brief stint with Man United in the summer
  • The 35-year-old evergreen goal poacher traded the Premier League for La Liga when he inked a two-year deal with Valencia this summer

Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has finally got off the goal-scoring mark for Valencia.

Cavani bagged a brace for Gennaro Gattuso's charges in their two-all draw with Elche at the Estadio de Mestalla on Saturday, October 15.

The 35-year-old Uruguay international bagged a brace to turn the tie in favour of Los Che after conceding just before the half-hour mark.

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Edinson Cavani scored a brace for Valencia in their 2-2 draw with Elche. Photo credit: @brfootball
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Unfortunately for Cavani and his teammates, Elche equalized five minutes after the hour mark to ensure the tie ends in a pulsating 2-2 stalemate, as noted by brfootball.

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Edinson's brace against Elche means the former Paris Saint-Germain goal poacher has now scored in four of Europe's five leagues - Manchester United (England), Italy (Napoli and Palermo), France (PSG) and now Spain (Valencia).

Recently, Kylian Mbappe eclipsed Cavani's goal-scoring feat for Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League when the Frenchman became the highest goalscorer in the competition for the French club, Keep Up reported.

What is next for Cavani and Valencia?

Cavani would hope to continue his form in front of goal when Valencia plays as guests to struggling Sevilla on Tuesday, October 18 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Cavani signs for Valencia

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Valencia’s bid to sign a top-class striker has been successful as the La Liga club has agreed to sign former Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani.

The 35-year-old Uruguayan forward has been without a club since leaving the Red Devils as a free agent this summer and is set to complete the move to the La Liga side within the next 24 hours.

According to Football Espana, Valencia reached a verbal agreement with Edinson Cavani over a two-year contract and the Uruguayan is expected to fly out to the Spanish city from Madrid to seal the deal.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.