Atlético: De Gea; Valera, Ujfalusi, Perea,
Antonio López; Reyes, Tiago, Paulo Assunçao (Raúl
García 86'), Simao (Salvio 88'); Diego Forlán, Agüero
(Jurado 81'). 4-4-2.
Valencia: César; Miguel, Marchena, Dealbert, Alexis; Banega, Manuel Fernandes; Joaquín (Pablo Hernández 56'), David Silva, Mata (Maduro 33'); David Villa (Chori Domínguez 70'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 20. David Silva. Picked up rebound and beat De Gea after first shot saved.
1-1. 30. Forlán (penalty). After Marchena sent off for handling ball inside area.
2-1. 78. Agüero. Guided header past César on near post from Simao corner.
3-1. 86. Forlán. Ran on to Jurado through ball and drove shot wide of keeper.
4-1. 93. Jurado. Got on end of Diego Forlán pass to turn shot past César.
Yellow cards: Marchena 01', Assunçao 29', Alexis 42', Antonio López 45', Banega 54', Manuel Fernandes 83', Salvio 92' / red cards: Marchena 29', Miguel 82'.
The gap between the top two and the rest opened up to a massive 13 points after third placed Valencia lost 4-1 to fellow Europa League qualifiers Atlético Madrid on Sunday. David Silva put the visitors ahead with twenty minutes on the clock, but ten minutes later Diego Forlán equalised from the penalty spot after Marchena was sent off by referee Pérez Burrull for handling in the area. César was forced to make a string of saves from Simao, Reyes and Agüero after the restart, but he couldn't stop a limping Agüero from heading in Simao's corner with twelve minutes to go. And with Valencia down to nine men after Miguel was sent off for a foul on Valera, Jurado set up Forlán for the third and then scored the fourth himself after Forlán returned the favour.