Valencia: Diego Alves; Barragán, Ricardo
Costa (Rami 25'), Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu; Albeldal, Dani Parejo;
Pablo Hernández, Jonas (Bernat 70'), Piatti; Soldado (Aduríz
PSV: Isaksson; Manolev, Marcelo, Derijck, Willems (Pieters 34'); Hutchinson, Strootman; Labyad, Toivonen, Mertens (Wijnaldum 75'); Matavz (Lens 67'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 10. Víctor Ruíz. Headed Pablo Hernández's cross in to net close to far post.
2-0. 12. Soldado. Turned ball past Isaksson after Barragán crossed from right.
3-0. 43. Soldado (penalty). After Strootman brought down Jonas inside area.
4-0. 56. Piatti. Ran on to long Dani Parejo pass and drilled shot wide of keeper.
4-1. 82. Toivonen (penalty). After Mathieu tripped Strootman on edge of area.
4-2. 89. Wijnaldum. Connected with Laybad pass and struck shot across Alves.
Valencia threw away a four goal advantage against PSV Eindhoven, two late goals by the Dutch side giving them a chance for next week's return leg. Within twelve minutes Unai Emery's team were two up, Víctor Ruíz heading in Pablo's cross following a short corner, and Soldado turning Barragán's cross past Isaksson. Soldado and Piatti added two more either side of half time, the former from the penalty spot after Strootman brought down Jonas, and the latter after running on to Dani Parejo's long pass. The visiting keeper did well to stop a Jonas free kick and then block Parejo's shot on the follow up, and Soldado felt himself unlucky not to have another penalty. But with eight minutes to go Mathieu gave away a penalty on Strootman which Toivonen converted, and with a couple of minutes to go substitute Wijnaldum scored a second away goal after Laybad set him up.