Villarreal: Andrés Fernández; Mario (Alfonso Pedraza 80’), Alvaro, Víctor Ruiz, Quintilla; Cazorla, Cáseres (Morlanes 72’), Iborra (Bacca 68’), Pablo Fornals; Chukwueze, Gerard Moreno. 4-4-2.
Valencia: Neto; Roncaglia (Piccini 58’), Gabriel Paulista, Garay, Gayà; Ferrán (Coquelin 61’), Daniel Wass, Dani Parejo, Guedes; Gameiro (Cheryshev 69’), Rodrigo. 4-4-2.
0-1. 06. Guedes. Fired rebound into net after Andrés saved Parejo penalty.
1-1. 36. Cazorla (penalty). After Garay brought down Iborra inside area.
1-2. 91. Wass. Connected with Gayà cross and struck shot wide of keeper.
1-3. 93. Guedes. Bounced shot past Neto after Cheryshev crossed from left.
Yellow cards: Cazorla 28’, Gayà 39’, Alvaro 63’, Quintilla 84’.
As luck would have it, Spain’s two survivors in the Europa League were paired together, Valencia getting the edge over their neighbours Villarreal after a 1-3 win in the first leg. The Ches were awarded an early penalty after Cáseres tripped Guedes in the area, and although Andrés Fernández saved Parejo’s spot kick, Guedes nipped in to score from the rebound. The locals made it all square before the break however, Cazorla converting a second penalty after Garay brought down Iborra. Neto had to save from Moreno and Chukwueze either side of the break but, with a draw seemingly on the cards, the visitors scored twice in injury time through Wass and Guedes to virtually ensure their place in the semi-finals.