Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo, Chico,
Acasiete, Cisma (Guilherme 46'); Bernardello, M'bami (Kalu Uche 61'); Juanma
Ortíz, Soriano, Crusat; Piatti (Esteban 63'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: César; Bruno, Dealbert, David Navarro, Miguel (Alexis 64'); Albelda (Baraja 80'), Banega (Maduro 50'); Pablo Hernández, David Silva, Mata; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 54. Villa. Far post header down past Diego Alves from Pablo's cross.
0-2. 74. Pablo. Picked up ball outside area and chipped shot past Esteban.
0-3. 87. Mata. Cut across area and fired low shot wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Navarro 17', Miguel 30', Cisma 33', Banega 38', Chico 66', Bruno 67', Soriano 74' / red cards: Diego Alves 62'.
Valencia moved up in to the top four with a 0-3 win at Almería on Sunday evening. All the goals came after the restart, with Pablo Hernández setting up David Villa to head the opening goal ten minutes in to the second half. Pablo himself got the second with a clever shot past keeper Esteban, who had come on a few minutes earlier after Diego Alves had been sent off for bringing down the Spanish international winger, and Mata wrapped things up with a low shot near the end.