Rayo: Rubén; Arbilla (Alberto Perea
52'), Jordi Amat, Jordi Figueras, Casado (Nacho 26'); Javi Fuego, Trashorras;
José Carlos (Lass 64'), Chori Domínguez, Piti; Delibasic.
Valencia: Guaita; Joao Pereira, Ricardo Costa, Mathieu, Guardado; Albelda (Víctor Ruíz 77'), Dani Parejo; Canales, Banega, Piatti (Cissokho 55'); Soldado (Nelson Valdez 82'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 27. Soldado (penalty). After Dani Parejo pulled back by Trashorras in area.
0-2. 33. Soldado. Turned ball in on far post after Guardado crossed from left wing.
0-3. 62. Guardado. Rounded Rubén to score after keeper saved his first shot.
0-4. 91. Valdez. Picked up Feghouli pass and ran on to score with angled shot.
Yellow cards: Trashorras 26', Guardado 38', Domínguez 39', Delibasic 44', Nacho 60', Jordi Amat 70', Feghouli 88'.
The top three spots may now be confirmed, but fourth place is still open, Valencia moving a point ahead of Real Sociedad pending their game on Monday after beating Rayo Vallecano 0-4 in this Sunday's mid-day kick off. Soldado got the ball in the net midway through the first half only for play to be pulled up for a previous foul in the area on Dani Parejo, but the striker stepped up to convert the resulting penalty kick. And six minutes later Soldado got on the end of Guardado's deflected cross to turn the ball in on the far post for his second of the day. Delibasic had a goal disallowed and Figueras volleyed a shot over the top either side of half time, but Rubén had to be on his toes to save from Piatti, and with just over an hour gone Guardado scored his team's third, rounding Rubén to score after the keeper blocked his first shot. Guaita did well to keep out Piti a couple of times after that, and Feghouli hit the post from Cissokho's cross, and with the game coming to an end substitute Nelson Valdez ran through to wrap things up. Not the result Rayo were looking for in their push for a place in Europe, and they ended the day down in tenth place.