Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira, Ricardo
Costa (Víctor Ruíz 57'), Mathieu, Guardado; Javi Fuego, Banega;
Fede, Jonas (Canales 77'), Pabón (Bernat 70'); Postiga. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Beto; Coke, Cala, Fernando Navarro, Alberto Moreno; M'Bia (Bacca 76'), Rakitic; Jairo, Marin Vitolo (Rabello 70'); Gameiro (Cristóforo 62'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 32. Jonas. Connected with Fede cross and steered shot wide of keeper.
1-1. 52. Gameiro. Turned ball in on far post after M'Bia header on Rakitic corner.
2-1. 73. Jonas. Picked up short Pereira pass and struck angled shot across Beto.
3-1. 82. Víctor Ruíz. Looped header back over Beto from wide Banega free kick.
Yellow cards: Jonas 37', Banega 91'.
Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 in the last match on Sunday evening to move away from the danger zone. Both teams desperately needed a win, the Ches after three defeats in a row and the visitors (despite a good start to their European campaign) with only two points from their first five league games. The locals had the better of things early on though, Pabón, Postiga and Jonas all going close, and Postiga feeling he should have had at least one penalty. Marin and Jairo responded at the other end, but with half an hour gone Jonas got on the end of Fede's cross to steer a shot wide of Beto. Diego Alves had to be at his best to keep out Marin and Vitolo either side of half time however, and early in the second half Gameiro made it all square, turning the ball in on the far post after M'Bia headed on Rakitic's corner. Jonas restored the lead though with his second of the evening, and Víctor Ruíz headed a third near the end from Banega's wide free kick to leave the Andalusians down at the bottom of the table.