Ryan helps Valencia into Copa Del Rey semis

Socceroo keeper Mat Ryan’s club Valencia are through to the semi finals of the Copa Del Rey after edging Las Palmas in their second leg quarter final 1-0.

After a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla, Las Palmas held a slight advantage going into the deciding home tie. 

But it was Rodrigo’s first half goal on 20 minutes for Valencia that was the difference.

Australia’s Mat Ryan played a full game at the Estadio Gran Canaria on Thursday night (Fri AEDT).

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Mat Ryan is going to be the best in the world and must be close to the most valuable player in the world right now. Of course it's no surprise. You can tell who's going to be the best in the world by the way that they talk. Ryan, Cahill, Postecoglou etc they talk very optimistically and we in Australia try to bring down anyone who talks optimistically as arrogant. That's exactly what we need - all our footballers and coaches and commentators to learn to have "unrealistically optimistic" views and beliefs.

Once you believe you are the best in the world, from that moment on, you are going to be the best in the world. You must believe it before you achieve it ! Go Mat ! Become the best player in the whole world - you're very close already !