Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda,
Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Mario Suárez, Gabi; Arda Turan (Tiago
81'), Diego (Perea 87'), Adrián (Salvio 89'); Falcao. 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Ricardo Costa, Adil Rami, Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu; Mehmet Topal, Tino Costa; Feghouli (Canales 71'), Jonas (Aduríz 80'), Jordi Alba (Piatti 71'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 18. Falcao. Steered header wide of Alves after Arda Turan deflected across.
1-1. 45+2. Jonas. Turned ball in on far post after Rami headed across corner.
2-1. 48. Miranda. Got behind defence to head Diego free kick wide of keeper.
3-1. 54. Adrián. Ran on past Víctor Ruíz and fired angled shot across Diego Alves.
4-1. 78. Falcao. Cut in past two defenders and struck long shot in off crossbar.
4-2. 94. Ricardo Costa. Got above marker to head Tino Costa corner past Courtois.
Atlético Madrid beat Valencia 4-2 in the first leg of the fratricidal semi-final against Valencia to take a two goal advantage in to next week's return match in the Mestalla stadium. The locals started strongly, Diego Alves having to save from Diego and Adrián before Falcao opened the scoring with an angled header after Turan's cross came off Jordi Alba. Rami headed wide though and Jonas fired a shot over before Jonas equalised on the stroke of half time after Rami headed on Diego's corner. Atleti were back in front though just three minutes after the restart when an unmarked Miranda headed in Diego's free kick, and Adrián added a third a few minutes later following a good run from midfield. Courtois did well to keep out Ricardo Costa, but Alves was called upon to save from Adrián, Falcao and Diego before Falcao ran through to curl a shot in off the crossbar. However with the game in injury time Ricardo Costa headed in Tino Costa's corner to keep Unai Emery's side in with a fighting chance.