First Division - Day 8

Valencia 3 - Málaga 0

Valencia: Jaume Domenech; Cancelo, Mustafi, Aderlan Santos, Gayà; Dani Parejo, Javi Fuego, André Gomes (Danilo Barbosa 80‘); Santi Mina (Feghouli 73‘), Paco Alcácer, Piatti (Bakkali 65‘). 4-3-3.
Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Angeleri (Albentosa 32‘), Weligton, Miguel Torres; Camacho, Pablo Fornals; Ricardo Horta (Duje Cop 46‘), Duda, Juan Carlos (Tighadouini 66‘); Charles. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 20. Charles (own goal). Deflected wide Piatti free kick inside own near post.
2-0. 33. André Gomes. Picked up ball following corner and ran on to beat Kameni.
3-0. 88. Dani Parejo (penalty). After Albentosa bundled over Danilo inside area.

Yellow cards: Angeleri 23’, Rosales 60’, Javi Fuego 62’, Santi Mina 64’, Dani Parejo 86’, Albentosa 87’.

Valencia moved to within a point of the European spots after beating Málaga 3-0 on Saturday evening. Last week’s hat-trick hero Charles this time deflected a wide Piatti free kick into his own net to give the locals the lead with twenty minutes on the clock. And André Gomes made it two soon afterwards, the Portuguese midfielder picking up a loose ball in the area and running on past three defenders before squeezing a shot inside Kameni’s near post. The visitors had a chance to get back in the game when the referee incorrectly ruled that Aderlan had blocked a Rosales cross with his arm, but Jaume Domenech guessed correctly and saved Duda’s spot kick. The closest Málaga came to scoring after that though was when Domenech had to keep out a header from his own defender, and Dani Parejo rounded things off from the penalty spot after Albentosa bundled over Danilo Barbosa inside the area.