Spanish Copa del Rey - 1st Leg
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Valencia 4-0 Granada

Alvaro Negredo
Alvaro Negredo was recalled to the starting line-up and scored a hat-trick

Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick as Gary Neville's Valencia thrashed Granada in the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg.

The ex-Manchester City striker dispossessed a defender before firing them into an early lead and Rodrigo tapped their second into an empty net.

Negredo put Valencia in control of the tie with two second-half penalties.

The 30-year-old, who had appendicitis this season, had scored three goals in his previous 15 games this campaign.

Both goalscorers started for the cup tie, having come on as substitutes in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, Rafael Benitez's last game in charge.

Wednesday's victory was Neville's second as Valencia boss, having beaten Barakaldo 2-0 in the last round.

The second leg of their tie with La Liga strugglers Granada is on Thursday, 14 January.

Earlier on Wednesday, second tier Mirandes drew 1-1 with Deportivo La Coruna in their first leg.

Athletic Bilbao, who lost last year's final to Barcelona, beat Villarreal 3-2.

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 25Ryan
  • 19Barragán
  • 4Santos
  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 6OrbanBooked at 45mins
  • 10ParejoSubstituted forPiattiat 45'minutes
  • 18Fuego Martínez
  • 15PérezBooked at 26minsSubstituted forZahiboat 64'minutes
  • 17RodrigoSubstituted forde Paulat 76'minutes
  • 7Negredo
  • 22Mina Lorenzo

Substitutes

  • 11Piatti
  • 20de Paul
  • 24Domenech Sánchez
  • 29Zahibo
  • 30Villalba Rodrigo
  • 31Diallo
  • 36Latorre Grueso

Granada

  • 1Kelava
  • 6Babin
  • 5Mainz
  • 12Doria MacedoBooked at 48mins
  • 25Almeida Costa Lopes
  • 26Henry Agbo
  • 21Krhin
  • 3BiraghiBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMéndez Ortegaat 64'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 23Rochina NaixesSubstituted forMárquez Morenoat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 27Peñaranda
  • 11SuccessSubstituted forEl-Arabiat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rodríguez Lombán
  • 4Rico Castro
  • 8Márquez Moreno
  • 9El-Arabi
  • 13Fernández
  • 17Méndez Ortega
  • 19Piccoli
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
15,000

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamGranada
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home22
Away22

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 6th January 2016

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