Valencia: Guaita; Barragán, Ricardo
Costa, Rami, Jordi Alba; Albelda (Maduro 61'), Tino Costa (Mehmet Topal 81');
Pablo Hernández, Jonas, Piatti (Feghouli 61'); Aduríz. 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Gonzalo, Zapata, Jaume Costa; Musacchio, Bruno; Wakaso (De Guzmán 71'), Borja Valero, Hernán Pérez (Camuñas 84'); Marco Rubén (Martinuccio 90'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 92. Jonas. Controlled Aduríz's headed pass and turned shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Barragán 08', Rami 40', Ricardo Costa 42', Jonas 54', Tino Costa 71', De Guzmán 91', Borja Valero 92'.
Valencia made sure of third spot after a last minute 1-0 win over neighbours Villarreal. This was Unai Emery's final home game in charge before his contract expires in the summer, and fans gave him a rousing send off. But although his side dominated for much of the match they could not find a way past the excellent Diego López, who kept out an angled shot from Piatti and a wide Tino Costa free kick before the break. The visitors desperately needed points to stay away from the drop zone, but they only managed a couple of long shots from Wakaso and Bruno before the interval and Borja Valero after. Diego López was in action again in the second half to save from Aduríz a couple of times and from Piatti, and Pablo Hernández fired a shot against the upright. But with a goal-less draw on the cards Aduríz headed a long free kick in to the area for Jonas to hold off his marker and score. The Ches had tied up that vital third Champions League place which gives automatic passage to the league stage, but Villarreal came away with nothing, and they ended the weekend just a point above the drop zone.