Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira, Ricardo
Costa, Rami (Canales 43'), Guardado; Dani Parejo, Tino Costa; Feghouli, Jonas
(Cissokho 60'), Bernat (Víctor Ruíz 35'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
Mallorca: Dudu Aouate; Hutton, Nunes, Geromel, Luna (Víctor Casadesús 71'); Tomás Pina, Tissone (Javi Márquez 66'), Martí; Alfaro (Pereira 61'), Hemed, Giovani. 4-3-3.
1-0. 59. Ricardo Costa. Got above markers to head Canales corner past Aouate.
2-0. 81. Soldado. Picked up Dani Parejo pass and steered shot wide of keeper.
Yellow cards:.Parejo 05', Luna 14', Geromel 19', Bernat 21', Javi Márquez 75', Canales 85', Cissokho 88' / red cards: Tino Costa 27'.
Valencia are closing in on the Champions League spots, and Valverde's side are just two points behind Málaga after a 2-0 victory over Mallorca. It was not the best of performances though, and the visitors were unlucky to come away with nothing after dominating for much of the match. Giovani in particular brought an early save out of Diego Alves, and Giovani, Luna and Martí all went close either side of half time. The Ches were left with ten men when Tino Costa was sent off for kicking Pina in on off-the-ball incident on the half hour mark, but fifteen minutes in to the second half they took the lead when Ricardo Costa headed in a Canales corner. Alves had to be at his best after that to keep out Hemed, victor and Pina, but once again the locals scored against the run of play, Soldado picking up a through ball from Dani Parejo to beat Aouate for a second time. A seventh game without a win for Gregorio Manzano's side, but on this form there is still hope they can save themselves, at least if they can start finding the net!