Valencia: Diego Alves; Montoya, Mangala, Garay, Toni Lato; Dani Parejo (Santi Mina 87’), Enzo Pérez; Munir (Cancelo 73’), Carlos Soler, Orellana (Nani 80’); Zaza. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mariano, Nico Pareja, Lenglet, Escudero; Iborra, N’Zonzi; Sarabia, Franco Vázquez (Walter Montoya 82’), Vitolo (Jovetic 15’); Joaquín Correa (Ben Yedder 65‘). 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Lato 22’, Enzo Pérez 30’, Carlos Soler 50’, Jovetic 65’, Iborra 70’.
Fourth placed Sevilla are now three points below Atlético Madrid after they were held to a 0-0 draw at Valencia on Sunday afternoon. Despite the result there were many chances, Jovetic hitting the post just seconds after coming on for the injured Vitolo. Soon afterwards Mariano cleared a header from Munir off the line, and Sergio Rico had to make some important saves, in particular from Orellana and Montoya before the break, and Zaza a couple of times afterwards. Diego Alves was lucky to get away with it when he handled the ball outside of the area on the blind side of the referee later on, and Zaza had a strike ruled out near the end for handling the ball in the build-up. Another point though for the Andalusians, and they have opened up an eight point gap over fifth spot pending Villarreal’s game on Monday.