Spanish La Liga
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Villarreal 1-0 Valencia

Gary Neville
Neville has lost two, drawn two and won one of his opening five games

Valencia boss Gary Neville is still waiting for his first La Liga win after his side lost to Villarreal.

After a quiet first half, Andre Gomes, Dani Parejo and Paco Alcacer squandered chances for the visitors.

They were punished when Bruno Soriano rifled a brilliant free-kick straight into the top left corner.

The hosts move into the Champions League places, while Valencia - with two points from three games under Neville - remain 10th.

Their next game is against Real Madrid on Sunday in La Liga as Neville attempts to add to his sole win, which came against third-tier Barakaldo in the Copa del Rey.

Bruno Soriano
Bruno Soriano's free-kick was the difference between the sides

Line-ups

Villarreal

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Areola
  • 2Pérez Martínez
  • 5Musacchio
  • 6Ruiz
  • 27Marín Gómez
  • 8J dos SantosSubstituted forLeivaat 67'minutes
  • 14Trigueros MuñozSubstituted forPinaat 74'minutes
  • 21Bruno
  • 18D Suárez
  • 17BakambuSubstituted forCarrilho Baptistaoat 80'minutes
  • 9SoldadoBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 4Pina
  • 7García Sánchez
  • 10Carrilho Baptistao
  • 19Castillejo Azuaga
  • 22Rukavina
  • 25Barbosa
  • 26Leiva

Valencia

Formation 5-3-2

  • 24Domenech Sánchez
  • 19BarragánBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMina Lorenzoat 69'minutes
  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 4Santos
  • 23Abdennour
  • 2Cancelo
  • 21André GomesBooked at 16mins
  • 10ParejoSubstituted forVillalba Rodrigoat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Barbosa da SilvaSubstituted forPiattiat 74'minutes
  • 9Alcácer
  • 7Negredo

Substitutes

  • 6Orban
  • 11Piatti
  • 18Fuego Martínez
  • 20de Paul
  • 22Mina Lorenzo
  • 25Ryan
  • 30Villalba Rodrigo
Referee:
Alfonso Javier Álvarez Izquierdo
Attendance:
17,616

Match Stats

Home TeamVillarrealAway TeamValencia
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home21
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Villarreal 1, Valencia CF 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Villarreal 1, Valencia CF 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Denis Suárez.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nahuel (Villarreal).

  5. Post update

    Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Booking

    Fran Villalba (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Denis Suárez (Villarreal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Fran Villalba (Valencia CF).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Denis Suárez (Villarreal) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leo Baptistao.

  10. Post update

    Leo Baptistao (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aderlan Santos (Valencia CF).

  12. Post update

    Tomás Pina (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF).

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Leo Baptistao (Villarreal).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Valencia CF. Fran Villalba replaces Daniel Parejo.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tomás Pina (Villarreal).

  19. Post update

    Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Mario (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.