Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Javi López,
Raúl Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Raúl Baena,
Cristian Gómez (Víctor Sánchez 62'); Sergio García
(Rui Fonte 81'), Verdú, Weiss (Alvaro Vázquez 55'); Kalu Uche.
Valencia: Guaita; Barragán, Ricardo Costa, Rami, Mathieu; Mehmet Topal, Tino Costa; Pablo Hernández (Feghouli 46'), Dani Parejo (Aduríz 46'), Jordi Alba; Jonas (Canales 65'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 25. Cristian Gómez. Ran in to turn Sergio García cross wide of Guaita.
2-0. 29. Verdú. Picked up ball outside area and struck shot in to top corner.
3-0. 57. Alvaro Vázquez. Shot past keeper after Sergio García passed across.
4-0. 79. Kalu Uche. Latched on to Víctor Sánchez pass to turn ball in to net.
Yellow cards: Jordi Alba 06', Pablo Hernández 21', Didac 32', Tino Costa 70', Raúl Baena 71', Mathieu 71', Víctor Sánchez 72', Aduríz 87'.
Valencia stay in third place despite a 4-0 defeat at Espanyol on Sunday lunchtime, the result taking the Catalans to within a point of the top six. With one eye on the upcoming Europa League semi-final, Unai Emery left some of his key players out of the starting line-up. However they paid the price when the locals scored twice in a four minute period midway through the first half, Sergio García setting up Cristian Gómez for the opener, and Verdú getting the second with a left-foot shot from outside of the area. Weiss just failed to turn in a Sergio García cross before the break, but a few minutes after the restart García intercepted a bad pass from Guaita to Topal, and passed across for Alvaro Vázquez to make it three. There was no response from Valencia, and Kalu Uche wrapped things up with a fourth goal after Víctor Sánchez put him through.