First Division - Day 34

Espanyol 3 - Valencia 0

Espanyol: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez, Jarque, Pareja, Chica; Moisés Hurtado, De la Peña (Rufete 89'); Luis García, Iván Alonso (Román 62'), Nené; Tamudo (José Callejón 81'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: César; Miguel, Raúl Albiol, Maduro (Vicente 77'), Alexis; Marchena, Baraja (Morientes 77'); Joaquín (Pablo Hernández 71'), David Silva, Mata; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Espanyol: Chica for David García / Valencia: Joaquín for Pablo Hernández.

1-0. 66. Román. Drove shot wide of César after Luis García played on Nené cross.
2-0. 82. Pareja. Curled free kick over defensive wall inside keeper's near post.
3-0. 95. Nené (penalty). After Pablo Hernández tripped Rufete inside penalty area.

Yellow cards: Pareja 83'.

Fourth placed Valencia lost ground on Sevilla after a 3-0 defeat at Espanyol on Sunday evening, and they ended the weekend four points behind their rivals. Honours were shared until midway through the second half, when Román beat César after Luis García played on Nené's cross. Nico Pareja made it two with a well struck free kick, and Nené completed the scoring from the penalty spot in injury time after Rufete was fouled by Pablo Hernández to make it sixteen points out of the last eighteen for the Catalans.