Valencia: Guaita; Miguel, Adil Rami,
Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu; Albelda, Tino Costa (Mehmet Topa 66');
Pablo Hernández, Jonas (Canales 69'), Piatti (Jordi Alba 60'); Soldado.
Atlético: Courtois; Silvio, Miranda, Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Tiago (Diego 64'), Mario Suárez (Juanfran 76'), Gabi; Adrián (Turan 58'), Falcao, Reyes. 4-3-3.
1-0. 52. Soldado. Directed header in off crossbar from Miguel's long cross.
Yellow cards: Mario Suárez 40', Tiago 60'.
Valencia are level with Real Madrid at the top of the table after beating Atlético Madrid 1-0 in the last match on Saturday evening. The Ches had the better of the first half, Piatti having a goal disallowed for a borderline offside, Soldado volleying a shot over the bar and Jonas bringing a good save out of Courtois. But Guaita had to be on his toes to keep out Adrián, and minutes after the restart Rami did well to block a dangerous header from Gabi. Seven minutes in to the second half though Soldado got on the end of a long Miguel cross to steer a header in off the crossbar, and even though substitutes Diego and Turan tested Guaita again later on, the locals held on for a second home win in a row.