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Elche 0-4 Valencia

Nicolas Otamendi
Nicolas Otamendi is a reported £36m target for Manchester United

Third-placed Valencia moved four points clear of Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a comprehensive win at Elche.

Andre Gomes scored the opener just before half-time and then crossed for Paco Alcacer to make it 2-0.

Enzo Roco scored an own goal and then centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, reported to be a target for Manchester United, headed a fourth in injury time.

Defending champions Atletico, in fourth, can close the gap back to one point for the final automatic Champions League spot when they host Getafe on Saturday (15:00 GMT).

Valencia are now only four points behind Real Madrid and five off Barcelona. Those two meet in El Clasico on Sunday.

Line-ups

Elche

  • 25Tyton
  • 2SuárezBooked at 4mins
  • 3Roco
  • 4Rodríguez Lombán
  • 5Cisma
  • 8González MoralesSubstituted forMosqueraat 77'minutes
  • 24PasalicSubstituted forHerreraat 59'minutes
  • 11Mendes RodriguesSubstituted forCorominasat 75'minutes
  • 20Fajr
  • 17Rodríguez Romero
  • 22Cristian de Jesus

Substitutes

  • 1Herrera Yagüe
  • 6Mosquera
  • 9Herrera
  • 10Corominas
  • 18Pelegrín
  • 19Giménez Candela
  • 21Albácar Gallego

Valencia

  • 1Diego Alves
  • 19Barragán
  • 5Mustafi
  • 23Otamendi
  • 31Gayá Peña
  • 10ParejoSubstituted forCarbonell Gilat 90'minutes
  • 18Fuego Martínez
  • 21André Gomes
  • 8FeghouliSubstituted forCavaco Canceloat 83'minutes
  • 9AlcácerSubstituted forNegredoat 68'minutes
  • 11Piatti

Substitutes

  • 2Cavaco Cancelo
  • 4Augusto
  • 6Orban
  • 7Negredo
  • 13Rodríguez Oterino
  • 20de Paul
  • 28Carbonell Gil
Referee:
David Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
26,510

Match Stats

Home TeamElcheAway TeamValencia
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Elche 0, Valencia CF 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Elche 0, Valencia CF 4.

Goal!

Goal! Elche 0, Valencia CF 4. Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia CF) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Pablo Piatti with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Enzo Roco.

Attempt saved. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Gomes.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Tropi replaces Daniel Parejo.

Foul by José Gayá (Valencia CF).

Damián Suárez (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jonathas (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lombán with a headed pass.

João Cancelo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. João Cancelo replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

Foul by André Gomes (Valencia CF).

Víctor Rodríguez (Elche) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jonathas (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristian Herrera.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. Pedro Mosquera replaces Adrián.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. Coro replaces Rodrigues.

Goal!

Own Goal by Enzo Roco, Elche. Elche 0, Valencia CF 3.

Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathas (Elche).

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Álvaro Negredo replaces Paco Alcácer.

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Faycal Fajr (Elche).

Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enzo Roco (Elche).

Corner, Elche. Conceded by Shkodran Mustafi.

Attempt blocked. Jonathas (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrián.

Attempt missed. Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

André Gomes (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathas (Elche).

Foul by José Gayá (Valencia CF).

Rodrigues (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. Cristian Herrera replaces Mario Pasalic.

Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathas (Elche).

Goal!

Goal! Elche 0, Valencia CF 2. Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Gomes.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) because of an injury.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Lombán.

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Friday 20th March 2015

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