Alavés: Pacheco; Vigaray, Alexis, Rodrigo Ely, Adrián Diéguez, Alfonso Pedraza; Tomás Pina (Sobrino 81‘), Manu García, Wakaso; Christian Santos, Munir (Bojan 73‘). 5-3-2.
Valencia: Neto; Montoya, Garay, Gabriel Paulista, Gayà; Guedes (Toni Lato 77’), Carlos Soler (Maksimovic 87’), Kondogbia, Andreas Pereira; Rodrigo, Zaza (Santi Mina 79’). 4-4-2.
0-1. 34. Zaza. Picked up Pereira pass and fired shot into roof of net.
1-1. 49. Alexis. Steered header past Neto following Munir corner.
1-2. 66. Rodrigo (penalty). After Rodrigo Ely handled in the area.
Yellow cards: Gabriel 17’, Vigaray 23’, Christian Santos 35’, Rodrigo Ely 65’, Diéguez 76’, Manu García 86’.
Valencia are keeping pace with leaders Barcelona, and they stay four points behind Valverde’s team in second spot after a 1-2 victory at Alavés on Saturday lunchtime. Zaza fired the Chés into a first half lead, and although Alexis headed the equaliser from Munir’s corner after the restart, Rodrigo got the winner from the penalty spot after Ely handled in the area midway through the second half.