Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Zé
Castro, Aythami, Silvio; Paulo Assunçao, Alex Bergantiños; Bruno
Gama (Camuñas 77'), André Santos (Jesús Vázquez
53'), Pizzi; Riki (Nelson Oliveira 69'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira, Ricardo Costa, Rami, Guardado; Tino Costa, Víctor Ruíz (Bernat 54'); Piatti, Banega (Canales 84'), Jonas (Jonathan Viera 46'); Nelson Valdez. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 01. Jonas. Looped near post header over Aranzubia from Piatti's corner.
1-1. 32. Riki. Got behind defence to head long Pizzi free kick past Diego Alves.
2-1. 45. Riki. Picked up ball in midfield and ran on to shoot low past keeper.
2-2. 62. Nelson Valdez. Connected with Bernat cross to turn ball in on near post.
2-3. 92. Ricardo Costa. Steered header past Aranzubia from Guardado's cross.
Yellow cards: Manuel Pablo 13', Bruno Gama 13', Silvio 15', 51', Piatti 30', Tino Costa 36' / red cards: Silvio 51', Paulo Assunçao 93'.
Valencia bounced back from their midweek cup defeat with a 2-3 win at bottom club Deportivo in the last match on Saturday evening. Jonas headed the Ches in to a first minute lead from Piatti's corner, and Nelson Valdez could have added to the lead had he been able to find a way past Aranzubia. However Diego Alves had to save from Pizzi at the other end, and Riki went close before he got on the end of Pizzi's free kick to head home the equaliser. With the first half coming to a close Riki beat Alves for a second time after Bruno Gama put him through, but the Galicians were left with ten men when Silvio picked up a second booking soon after the restart, and Valdez made it all square once again from Bernat's cross a few minutes later. The locals held on after that until injury time, but with the game coming to a close Ricardo Costa headed in Guardado's cross, and things got worse for Domingos Paciencia's side when his other new signing Paulo Assunçao also got himself sent off after catching Valdez with a flying elbow. The result takes the Ches up to fifth pending Sunday's games.