Valencia: Guaita; Joao Pereira (Michel 56'),
Ricardo Costa, Víctor Ruíz, Bernat; Oriol Romeu, Dani Parejo;
Fede (Pabón 64'), Canales, Piatti; Paco Alcácer (Postiga 75').
St. Gallen: Lopar; Mutsch, Montandon, Besle, Lenjani; Janjatovic (Demiri 46'), Nater; Vitkieviez (Wüthrich 64'), Mathys, Roberto Rodriguez (Nushi 55'); Karanovic. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 11. Paco Alcácer. Drilled low shot past Lopar after keeper saved from Piatti.
2-0. 20. Fede. Shot from edge of area which deflected off Montando past keeper.
3-0. 29. Fede. Shot from right of area which hit defender and bounced past Lopar.
4-0. 31. Ricardo Costa. Far post header after Víctor Ruíz headed back Parejo cross.
5-0. 70. Canales. Fired long free kick over defensive wall in to bottom corner of net.
5-1. 74. Nater. Turned shot in on far post after Wüthrich laid ball back across goal.
Valencia got their Europa League campaign back on track after thrashing Sankt Gallen 5-1 on Thursday evening. Canales and Dani Parejo both brought early saves out of Lopar before the keeper could only punch out a long shot by Piatti, Paco Alcácer drilling the rebound back past the keeper to put the Ches ahead. Fede added two more in the next twenty minutes, both with shots from the edge of the area which hit defenders and bounced through the hands of the unfortunate keeper, and Ricardo Costa headed in the fourth after Víctor Ruíz headed back a Parejo cross. Lejani finally put Guaita to the best before the break, but Alcácer, Piatti, Canales and Fede all had chances to add to the scoreline either side of half time. With twenty minutes to go Parejo hit the woodwork with a free kick, and a minute later Canales fired another free kick inside Lopar's post to make it five. Nater did get a late consolation for the Swiss side as Valencia relaxed, but it was a morale boosting win which takes Djukic's team up to second in group A, a point behind leaders Swansea, who were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Kuban Krasnodar.