Valencia: César; Miguel, Stankevicius,
Ricardo Costa, Jordi Alba; Joaquín (Pablo Hernández 67'), Maduro,
Banega (Dealbert 80'), Mata; Soldado, Aduríz (Isco 66'). 4-4-2.
Osasuna: Ricardo; Nelson, Miguel Flaño, Sergio, Monreal; Nekounam (Aranda 46'), Vadócz; Juanfran, Soriano (Lolo 77'), Masoud; Pandiani (Lekic 77'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 24. Soldado. Got on the end of Mata's cross to volley shot past Ricardo.
2-0. 32. Stankevicius. Fired angled shot past keeper after corner not cleared.
2-1. 40. Juanfran. Looped header over head of César from Masoud's cross.
3-1. 42. Aduríz. Ran in to head Joaquín's corner past Ricardo on near post.
3-2. 60. Miguel Flaño. Poked shot in to empty net after César misread cross.
3-3. 87. Aranda. Latched on to loose ball in area to force shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Nekounam 11', Pandiani 49', Juanfran 53', Monreal 65', Jordi Alba 79', Stankevicius 85'.
Valencia started their Monday night match against Osasuna with a chance to move up in to the Champions League spots, although they stay in fifth place after they were pegged back to a 3-3 draw by the Pamplona based side. The Ches were looking solid in the first half hour, Soldado opening the scoring from Mata's cross and Stankevicius firing home the second following Joaquín's corner a few minutes later. Juanfran got one back with a looping header, but two minutes Aduríz restored the two goal cushion with a near post header from another Joaquín corner. César (returning from a long injury lay-off) misread a long cross however on the hour mark, allowing Miguel Flaño to score in to an empty net, and Lekic almost equalised a few minutes later with a header which hit both posts before bouncing away. Osasuna did get their reward for their efforts though with three minutes to go when Aranda poked a shot past the keeper to level the scores, and the home players left the field to whistles from their own fans at the end.