Granada: Roberto; David Cortés,
Iñigo López, Borja Gómez, Siqueira; Fran Rico, Mikel Rico;
Jaime Romero (Abel Gómez 76'), Franco Jara, Dani Benítez (Geijo
60'); Ighalo (Uche 53'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Guaita; Bruno, Rami, Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu; Mehmet Topal, Tino Costa; Feghouli (Pablo Hernández 72'), Jonas (Aduríz 75'), Jordi Alba (Piatti 79'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 32. Feghouli. Controlled Jonas pass and struck shot past Julio César.
Yellow cards:Feghouli 17', Dani Benítez 33', Tino Costa 39', Rami 50', Soldado 52', Jordi Alba 65', Víctor Ruíz 67', Mathieu 73', Topal 81', Bruno 85', Jara 86', Fran Rico 86', Siqueira 87'.
Valencia beat Granada 0-1 on Sunday evening to consolidate their place in the Champions League positions. Unai Emery's side had only won once in their last eight games, and their once safe third spot had come under challenge recently from several teams. Soldado, who had not scored in the league since mid-January, was looking to build on the renewed confidence he got from his hat-trick for Spain mid-week, and he tested Julio César a couple of times early on. And with just over half an hour gone the visitors took the lead, Feghouli picking up a Jonas pass and turning past Siqueira before firing in a shot which went through the hands of the keeper in to the net. Jordi Alba could have scored a second had he been able to keep down his volley just before the break, but Jaime Romero came close to equalising when he fired a shot against the post at the beginning of the second half. That was about it for the locals though, and with some physical defending which earned them nine yellow cards, the Ches sat back to defend for the rest of the game.