Valencia: Diego Alves; Miguel, Rami,
Víctor Ruiz, Jordi Alba; Albelda, Banega (Jonas 73'); Pablo
Hernández (Feghouli 73'), Canales, Mathieu (Piatti 59'), Soldado.
Chelsea: Cech; Bosingwa, David Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires (Raúl Meireles 66'), Mikel, Lampard (Kalou 83'); Mata, Fernando Torres (Anelka 72'), Malouda. 4-3-3.
0-1. 56. Lampard. Turned low shot past Alves after Malouda crossed from right.
1-1. 85. Soldado (penalty). After Kalou handled the ball inside the penalty area.
Valencia still have a lot of work to do after they could only draw 1-1 at home to Chelsea. Honours were more or less shared in the first half, with Fernando Torres having a first minute penalty appeal turned down and Lampard bringing a good save out of Diego Alves, Pablo going close and Miguel and Soldado coming up against Cech. Only some top class saves though from Alves prevented Torres (twice), Ramires and his own Víctor Ruíz from scoring for the Premier League side, and soon afterwards Lampard found the back of the net with a low shot after connecting with a cross from Malouda. The introduction of Piatti gave Valencia more impetus however, and Cech did well to keep out him and Jonas later on. And with five minutes to go Soldado got the equaliser from the penalty spot after Kalou hanled in the area. Two draws in a row for Valencia, and the next two games against Bayer Leverkusen will be vital for them if they are to progress any further.