Valencia: César; Bruno, Dealbert (Baraja
14'), Maduro, Jordi Alba; Manuel Fernandes, Banega; Joaquín (Pablo
Hernández 68'), Silva, Mata (Vicente 85'); David Villa. 4-2-3-1.
Osasuna: Ricardo; Azpilicueta, Sergio, Miguel Flaño, Monreal; Calleja (Jokín Esparza 69'), Nekounam (Rúper 86'), Vadócz, Camuñas; Pandiani (Masoud 75'), Aranda. 4-4-2.
1-0. 48. Joaquín. Got on end of Mata's cross to turn shot across Ricardo.
2-0. 89. David Villa. Got ahead of marker to turn Pablo's cross in on near post.
3-0. 93. David Villa (penalty). After Ricardo brought down Villa himself in area.
Yellow cards: Camuñas 25', Ricardo 92'.
Valencia consolidate third spot with a 3-0 victory over Osasuna on Sunday evening, and the Chés are now six points clear of fourth placed Sevilla. Unai Emery had to cobble together a makeshift defence after his only fit central defender Dealbert limped off with only a quarter of an hour gone, and only a good save by César prevented Aranda from giving the visitors an early lead. Villa headed wide and then had a goal ruled out for offside, and a couple of minutes after the restart Joaquín got on the end of Mata's cross to put the locals in front. The result was in doubt though until the last couple of minutes, when Villa turned in Pablo's cross for the second. But with the game in injury time Villa was brought down in the area by Ricardo, and the striker converted the penalty kick to complete the scoring.