Valencia: Guaita; Barragán, Ricardo
Costa, Rami, Jordi Alba; Albelda (Maduro 77'), Dani Parejo; Feghouli (Piatti
73'), Jonas, Canales (Bernat 80'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1. Betis:
Fabricio; Nelson, Paulao, Dorado, Nacho; Jefferson Montero (Salva Sevilla 64'), Beñat, Cañas, Jonathan Pereira (Amaya 62'); Rubén Castro, Santa Cruz (Jorge Molina 70'). 4-4-2.
1-0. 06. Jonas. Turned shot wide of Fabricio after Soldado headed ball across.
2-0. 63. Feghouli. Got on the end of Canales cross to poke shot past keeper.
3-0. 86. Soldado. Deflected ball in on near post after Paulao cleared Piatti cross.
4-0. 88. Piatti. Got between Nacho and Fabricio to intercept back pass and score.
Yellow cards: Cañas 10', Albelda 16', Beñat 19', Ricardo Costa 67' / red cards: Dorado 56', Molina 88'.
Valencia clocked up a confidence boosting 4-0 win against Betis on Sunday evening to consolidate their third spot in the table. Jonas put the Ches ahead early on after running on to headed return pass from Soldado, and Canales came close to a second when he fired a shot against the foot of the post later in the first half. Betis's only reply was a couple of efforts from Beñat, and after Rami had a headed goal ruled out for a borderline offside, Feghouli got on the end of a Canales cross to make it two. By then the visitors were down to ten men after Dorado was sent off for a foul on Feghouli, and the Andalusians were to end the game with nine after Jorge Molina was also red-carded for insulting a linesman. But before that Valencia added two more for what was in the end a flattering result, Piatti crossing in for Soldado to charge down Paulao's attempted clearance on the near post, and Piatti himself taking advantage of a hesitant defence to run through and score the fourth. Just the result they needed prior to Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg against Atlético, although Emery's priority right now is to tie up that third place.