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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

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

Substitutes

  • 2Cancelo
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Elche 0, Valencia CF 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Elche 0, Valencia CF 4.

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Enzo Roco.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Valencia CF. Tropi replaces Daniel Parejo.

  7. Post update

    Foul by José Gayá (Valencia CF).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Valencia CF. João Cancelo replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

  13. Post update

    Foul by André Gomes (Valencia CF).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Elche. Pedro Mosquera replaces Adrián.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Elche. Coro replaces Rodrigues.

  18. Goal!

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jonathas (Elche).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 20th March 2015

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