Pizzi: Away win not definitive

Valencia Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has told his players their Europa League tie with Dynamo Kiev is still in the balance despite the 2-0 first leg win.

Late goals from Eduardo Vargas and Sofiane Feghouli gave Los Che the victory in a game played in Cyprus, a neutral venue due to the political unrest and violence in Kiev, with only a small number of fans present.

“It was a strange situation and a very cold atmosphere,” Pizzi said after the final whistle.

“You could hear everything the players were saying. It disrupted things a little.”

Pizzi was though content with the result, even though he warned that the tie wasn’t settled yet.

“It’s a good result. The score reflects our superiority in the second half,” he added.

“We’re heading in the right direction. It’s a favourable result but it’s not definitive, although we won’t devalue what we’ve done here.

“An away win, a clean sheet and solid play. I hope we consolidate our position now.”

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