First Division - Day 26

Numancia 2 - Valencia 1

Numancia: Juan Pablo; Felipe, Boris, Sergio Ortega, Cisma; Guayre (Mario 56'), Nagore, Dimas, Barkero; Goiria (Juan Carlos Moreno 81'), Aranda (Gorka Brit 72'). 4-4-2.
Valencia: César; Maduro, Raúl Albiol, Alexis, Moretti; Marchena (Albelda 46'), Manuel Fernandes (Edu 70'); Joaquín (Pablo Hernández 66'), Michel, Vicente; Mata. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Numancia: Sergio Ortega, Cisma, Guayre, Dimas, Goiria for Pavón, Raúl Bravo, Bellvis, Del Pino, Gorka Brit / Valencia: Alexis, Manuel Fernandes, Michel, Vicente for Albelda, Baraja, David Silva, Morientes.

0-1. 09. Vicente. Shot from outside of area which went through hands of keeper.
1-1. 41. Aranda. Controlled Barkero free kick and beat César with shot on turn.
2-1. 52. Barkero. Fired free kick through gap in defensive wall in off post.

Yellow cards: Ortega 34', Albiol 39', Felipe 42', Moretti 62', Cisma 65', Nagore 74', Vicente 74', Pablo 86', Mario 89'.

Valencia woes continued this weekend, and on top of their financial problems, Unai Emery's side dropped out of the European spots after a 2-1 defeat at bottom club Numancia. The Ches were missing several key players, but Vicente gave them an early lead with a long shot which Juan Pablo let slip through his hands in to the net.

However an acrobatic strike from Aranda made it all square shortly before the interval, the forward juggling the ball in the air with his back to goal before beating César with a shot on the turn. And Barkero blasted a free kick through a gap in the defensive wall after the restart to give his side their first win in two months.