Valencia: Guaita; Barragán,
Víctor Ruíz, Carlos Delgado, Cissokho; Gago, Tino Costa; Feghouli
(Joao Pereira 86'), Jonas (Dani Parejo 80'), Guardado; Soldado (Nelson Valdez
Lille: Landreau; Debuchy, Basa, Chedjou (Digne 81'), Béria; Balmont, Pedretti, Gueye; Ryan Mendes (Rodelin 72'), Roux (De Melo 63'), Payet. 4-3-3.
1-0. 38. Jonas. Picked up Soldado's return pass and struck shot wide of Landreu.
2-0. 74. Jonas. Collected Feghouli pass and lifted shot over keeper from wide out.
Valencia bounced back after their opening day defeat against Bayern Munich, a 2-0 win over Lille putting them back on track for reaching the knockout stage. Injuries and suspensions to his key central defenders meant that Pellegrino had to give a first run out to B team centre back Carlos Delgado, with Guaita replacing Diego Alves between the sticks. However other than an effort wide by Balmont and a couple of long shots by Payet, the French side never threatened to score, and Feghouli put a good chance wide before Jonas picked up a return pass from Soldado to give the Spaniards the lead. After the restart Soldado went close with a header from Feghouli's cross, and with ten minutes to go Jonas scored his second of the night, although it was not clear whether he really meant to lob Landreu from wide on the right, or just to cross the ball in to the box. Whatever the case that wrapped things up, and any chance of a comeback by the visitors ended when Debuchy was sent off for a second bookable offence near the end.