First Division - Day 20

Las Palmas 3 - Valencia 1

Las Palmas: Javi Varas; Michel Macedo, Lemos, Bigas, Dani Castellano; Montoro, Roque, Vicente Gómez (Tana 65‘); Momo (Halilovic 73‘), Boateng, Jonathan Viera (Livaja 77‘). 4-3-3.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Cancelo, Garay, Mangala, Gayà; Carlos Soler (Montoya 87’), Enzo Pérez (Mario Suárez 46’), Dani Parejo; Munir, Santi Mina, Nani (Zaza 67’). 4-3-3.

0-1. 21. Santi Mina. Slid shot past Javi Varas after Gayà crossed in from left.
1-1. 42. Jonathan Viera. Fired long shot past Alves after Boateng laid ball back.
2-1. 57. Lemos. Struck free kick over defensive wall and in to top corner of net.
3-1. 61. Boateng. Collected Bigas centre and steered shot wide of keeper.

Yellow cards: Nani 27’, Enzo Pérez 44’, Munir 48’, 51’, Dani Parejo 64’, Roque 82’ / red cards: Munir 51’.

Las Palmas beat Valencia 3-1 on Monday evening to stay in the running for the European spots. Santi Mina gave the Ches the lead midway through the first half after connecting with a centre from Gayà, but Boateng put a good chance wide, and Jonathan Viera equalized with a shot from outside of the area close to half time. Six minutes after the restart the visitors were left with ten men when Munir picked up two bookings in quick succession, and soon afterwards Lemos put the hosts ahead with a well struck free kick. Three minutes later Boateng scored a third after Mangala failed to cut out a cross from Bigas, and Javi Varas had little to do until he was tested by Santi Mina and Mangala near the end. The result keeps up the Canary Islanders’ unbeaten home record, and leaves the visitors still just six points off the bottom three.