UEFA Europa League

Valencia 3 - Lille 1

Valencia: Moyà; Miguel, David Navarro, Alexis, Bruno; Marchena (Fernandes 79'), Maduro, Baraja; Joaquín (Jordi Alba 76'), Banega, Pablo Hernández; Mata (Miku 71'). 4-2-3-1.
Lille: Landreu; Beria, Rami, Chedjou, Emerson (Debuchy 46'); Balmont, Mavuba, Cabaye (Obraniak 70'), Hazard; Frau (Vittek 46'), Gervinho. 4-4-2.

1-0. 02. Joaquín. Turned ball in on far post from Mata's angled cross.
2-0. 31. Joaquín. Picked up Marchena's long pass and shot past Landreu.
3-0. 53. Mata. Ran on to long punt from Bruno past two defenders to score.
3-1. 91. Mavuba. Following up after Alexis cleared from Balmont under posts.

Valencia top their group after beating Lille 3-1 on day five, although they still need a draw at Genoa in their last game to be sure of going through.

In the absence of the suspended Villa, Joaquín turned goalscorer, turning in Mata's cross in only the second minute, and adding a second after an excellent first touch from Marchena's long pass.

Early in the second half Mata wrapped things up after running on to Bruno's long punt and leaving two defenders for dead before beating Landreu, and Mavuba's injury time consolation came too late to change the result.