Valladolid: Jaime; Rukavina, Jesús Rueda, Marc Valiente, Peña; Larsson (Jeffren 22’), Alvaro Rubio (Fausto Rossi 76’), Víctor Pérez, Oscar; Javi Guerra, Manucho (Bergdich 58‘). 4-4-2.
Valencia: Guaita; Joao Pereira, Rubén Vezo, Javi Fuego, Bernat; Dani Parejo, Keita; Feghouli (Piatti 61’), Vargas (Michel 79’), Fede (Oriol Romeu 92’); Paco Alcácer. 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Alvaro Rubio 55’, Javi Fuego 69’, Fede 91’.
Valencia lost more ground on top seven, and they are now ten points off the European places after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Valladolid in the last match on Sunday evening. The Ches were looking to bounce back after their heavy defeat at Basel midweek in the Europa League, and Jaime had to make an early save from Paco Alcácer. Larrson (who had to go off soon afterwards) responded with a shot just wide and Javi Guerra came up against Guaita, but later on in the first half Vargas missed the easiest of chances, shooting straight at the keeper after Feghouli set him up in front of goal. Guaita kept out a Javi Guerra header early on in the second half, and the visitors failed to convert two or three chances, Jaime saving again from Alcácer and Fede, and Piatti shooting wide. No way through though for Pizzi’s side, and Valladolid pick up a valuable point which takes them out of the bottom three, just above Getafe on goal difference.