First Division - Day 10

Valencia 3 - Levante 0

Valencia: Domenech; Cancelo (Barragán 80’), Rubén Vezo, Aderlan Santos, Gayà; Javi Fuego, Enzo Pérez (Dani Parejo 69‘), André Gomes; Feghouli, Paco Alcácer, Piatti (Bakkali 46‘). 4-3-3.
Levante: Rubén; Pedro López, David Navarro, Juanfran, Toño; Simao; Morales, Camarasa (Xumetra 80’), Jefferson Lerma, Rubén García (Ghilas 71‘); Roger (Víctor Casadesús 71‘). 4-1-4-1.

1-0. 64. Paco Alcácer (penalty). After Rubén brought down Feghouli in the area.
2-0. 72. Feghouli. Ran ball over line after Paco Alcácer lifted shot past Rubén.
3-0. 79. Bakkali. Cut in from left of area and struck angled shot across keeper.

Yellow cards: Enzo Pérez 28’, Rubén García 62’, André Gomes 66’.

Valencia are up to sixth after they beat city neighbours Levante 3-0 on Saturday evening. It was a flattering result however, a revitalized Levante under new coach Rubi (who replaced the sacked Lucas Alcaraz midweek) putting up a good fight before succumbing to three late goals. Jaume Domenech had to save from Morales early on, and either side of half time Roger, Juanfran and Lerma all went close, Domenech subsequently having to keep out an angled shot from Toño soon after the restart. Feghouli and Paco Alcácer had goals disallowed for offside before the interval though, and with an hour gone Alcácer opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Rubén could only parry a shot from André Gomes and then brought down Feghouli as he raced in on the rebound. A few minutes later Feghouli made it two, running the ball over the line from a possible offside position after Alcácer lifted a shot past Rubén, and Bakkali wrapped things up with a fierce angled shot some twelve minutes before the final whistle. Levante stay at the bottom of the table for another week after the defeat and their hosts are back into the European spots, albeit that their demanding fans still chanted for coach Nuno to go, and for the ostracized Negredo to be reinstated.