Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira
(Barragán 81'), Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu, Bernat; Javi Fuego,
Banega (Michel 76'); Fede (Feghouli 67'), Canales, Pabón; Jonas.
Rayo: Rubén; Arbilla, Zé Castro, Saúl Ñíguez (Nery Castillo 85'), Mojica; Trashorras, Raúl Baena (Alberto Bueno 74'); Lass, Adrián González, Seba Fernández (Alberto Perea 59'); Larrivey. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 37. Jonas. Intercepted poor Saúl pass and fired angled shot across keeper.
Yellow cards: Raúl Baena 09', Víctor Ruíz 13', Joao Pereira 30', Arbilla 41', Fede 61', Adrián 61', Saúl Ñíguez 75', Zé Castro 79'.
Jonas his fourth goal in a week to give Valencia a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, a result which takes the Ches up to sixth. Djukic's side started well, Rubén having to save from Pabón and Fede, and Saúl clearing off the line from Jonas with the keeper beaten, and soon afterwards the on-loan Atlético midfielder-turned-defender gifted the ball to the Brazilian forward for him to turn an angled shot across the keeper. After the restart Rayo had the better chances, Seba Fernández and Perea bringing good saves out of Diego Alves and Adrián heading over a couple of times, but they were unable to prevent a sixth defeat in a row which leaves them at the bottom of the table.