Valencia: Diego Alves; Barragán, Rubén Vezo, Otamendi, Gayá; Dani Parejo, Javi Fuego; Feghouli (Roberto Ibáñez 81’), Andrés Gomes (Zuculini 46’), Piatti (Carles Gil 73’); Paco Alcácer. 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Sergio Sánchez, Weligton, Boka; Camacho, Sergi Darder; Horta (Samuel 63’), Luis Alberto (Juanpi 75’), Juanmi (Samuel Castillejo 56’); Santa Cruz. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 31. Alcácer. Got on the end of Gayà centre to turn ball inside near post.
2-0. 45. Dani Parejo. Following up after Kameni saved his penalty kick.
3-0. 56. Piatti. Poked shot past keeper after Alcácer played on Feghouli cross.
Yellow cards: Andrés Gomes 04’, Weligton 44’, Rosales 64’ / red cards: Darder 26’.
Valencia got their first win of the season after beating Málaga 3-0 on Friday night. The visitors had the better chances early on though, and it was only after Sergi Darder was sent off for a tackle from behind that the Ches got in to the match. Paco Alcácer celebrated his first ever call up for the Spanish squad with the opener on the half hour mark, and Dani Parejo made it two on the stroke of half time after Weligton cut out Feghouli’s pass with his arm, Kameni saving the resulting spot kick but the ex Real Madrid midfielder reacting quickly to turn in the rebound. Juanmi had a goal ruled out incorrectly for offside soon after the restart, but a few minutes later Piatti got the third after Alcácer played Feghouli’s centre in to his path.