Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira (Nelson
Valdez 75'), Ricardo Costa, Víctor Ruíz, Cissokho (Guardado 64');
Gago, Banega; Feghouli, Jonas, Bernat (Jonathan Viera 64'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez, Mikel González, Iñigo Martínez, De la Bella; Zurutuza (Chory Castro 71'), Rubén Pardo; Carlos Vela, Xabi Prieto, Griezmann (Javi Ros 73'); Ifrán (Agirretxe 77'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 02. Soldado. Got on the end of Bernat cross to turn ball in on near post.
1-1. 43. De la Bella. Ran on to Zurutuza pass and ghosted past Alves to score.
1-2. 56. Mikel González. Far post header after Pardo headed on Vela corner.
1-3. 63. Ifrán. Went round keeper to score after Vela played on Bravo clearance.
2-3. 72. Soldado. Swept shot inside Bravo's near post from Feghouli's cross.
2-4. 82. Agirretxe. Dribbled keeper after Gago deflected Prieto header to him.
2-5. 91. Carlos Vela (penalty). After Vela himself tripped by Feghouli in area.
Yellow cards: Víctor Ruíz 16', Carlos Martínez 33', Carlos Vela 67', Banega 77' / red cards: Jonas 41'.
Real Sociedad are just two points away from the European spots after an extraordinary 2-5 victory at Valencia on Saturday evening. Soldado put the locals ahead early on after Bernat set him up, and although Diego Alves had to make two or three saves after that, there was no real indication of what was to come. However with four minutes to go to the break Jonas was sent off for an elbow on Zurutuza, and a couple of minutes later De la Bella ran on to Zurutuza's through ball and dummied past the keeper to equalise. After that the Basque side ran riot, Mikel González heading them in front after Rubén Pardo headed on Vela's corner, and Ifrán scoring a third after Vela had played a long clearance by Claudio Bravo in to his path. Soldado stopped the rot for a few minutes with his second of the evening from a Feghouli cross, but Agirretxe scored a fourth after Xabi Prieto headed across a long ball in to the area, and Vela completed the scoring from the penalty spot after he was tripped by Feghouli in injury time. After the final whistle there were violent protests from the fans about the team's recent poor form, with an idiot even throwing a flare in to the directors' box, and a hastily convened board meeting decided to fire Pellegrino soon afterwards.