Match ends, Elche 0, Valencia CF 4.
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.
- 2SuárezBooked at 4mins
- 4Rodríguez Lombán
- 8González MoralesSubstituted forMosqueraat 77'minutes
- 24PasalicSubstituted forHerreraat 59'minutes
- 11Mendes RodriguesSubstituted forCorominasat 75'minutes
- 17Rodríguez Romero
- 22Cristian de Jesus
- 1Herrera Yagüe
- 19Giménez Candela
- 21Albácar Gallego
- 1Alves Carreira
- 31Gayá Peña
- 10ParejoSubstituted forCarbonell Gilat 90'minutes
- 18Fuego Martínez
- 21André Gomes
- 8FeghouliSubstituted forCanceloat 83'minutes
- 9AlcácerSubstituted forNegredoat 68'minutes
- 13Rodríguez Oterino
- 20de Paul
- 28Carbonell Gil
- David Fernández Borbalán
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Elche 0, Valencia CF 4.
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, 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, 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, Elche. Pedro Mosquera replaces Adrián.
Substitution, Elche. Coro replaces Rodrigues.
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).