First Division - Day 11

Celta 1 - Valencia 5

Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Hugo Mallo, Sergi Gómez, Fontàs, Jonny; Daniel Wass (Radoja 67‘), Augusto Fernández, Pablo Hernández; Orellana (Drazic 83’), Iago Aspas (Guidetti 74‘), Nolito. 4-3-3.
Valencia: Domenech; Barragán, Mustafi, Rubén Vezo, Gayà; Javi Fuego; Cancelo, Dani Parejo (Danilo Barbosa 81‘), André Gomes, Bakkali (Santi Mina 52‘); Paco Alcácer (Piatti 68‘). 4-1-4-1.

0-1. 13. Paco Alcácer. Picked up Parejo pass and turned shot across Sergio.
1-1. 24. Augusto Fernández. Header down past keeper after corner headed on.
1-2. 45. Dani Parejo. Curled free kick over defensive wall into near top corner.
1-3. 46. Paco Alcácer. Intercepted bad Jonny back pass and shot past keeper.
1-4. 64. Dani Parejo. Ran on to Alcácer pass and poked shot inside near post.
1-5. 79. Mustafi. Got above marker to head Dani Parejo centre across keeper.

Yellow cards: Javi Fuego 27’, Gayà 37’, Mustafi 50’, Augusto Fernández 73’.

Valencia bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat, Nuno’s side thrashing third placed Celta 1-5 on Saturday to take some of the pressure off their coach. Paco Alcácer opened the scoring with just under a quarter of an hour gone after picking up a return pass from Dani Parejo, but Augusto Fernández headed the equalizer after Pablo Hernández and Daniel Wass headed on a corner, and a couple of minutes later the Galicians got the ball in the net again only for the referee to rule it out for a previous foul by a Valencia player. A minute either side of half time however the visitors scored two more, Parejo beating Sergio Alvarez with a well struck free kick, and Alcácer running on to a bad back pass by Jonny to make it three. Aspas hit the post and Domenech had to save from Nolito after the restart, but Parejo netted a fourth after Alcácer set him up, and with ten minutes to go Mustafi headed the fifth from another Parejo cross.