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Valencia 2-2 Rayo Vallecano

Alvaro Negredo
Alvaro Negredo has four goals in 2016, having scored three in the first half of the season

Valencia scored a late equaliser for the third time in Gary Neville's six La Liga games in charge as they drew with Rayo Vallecano.

Struggling Rayo dominated the first half and hit the bar through Miku before Jozabed volleyed them ahead.

Alvaro Negredo scored a brilliant 45-yard lob to level but Diego Llorente restored Rayo's lead.

Paco Alcacer had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside before his late leveller from Zakaria Bakkali's cross.

Mid-table Valencia are yet to win a league game under Neville, taking four points from their past six matches.

His three wins have all come in the Copa del Rey, with Los Che now preparing for Thursday's quarter-final first leg with Las Palmas.



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 25Ryan
  • 19BarragánSubstituted forBakkaliat 82'minutes
  • 5Mustafi
  • 4Santos
  • 2Cancelo
  • 10Parejo
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 12Barbosa da Silva
  • 21André Gomes
  • 22Mina LorenzoSubstituted forPiattiat 61'minutes
  • 7NegredoSubstituted forAlcácerat 65'minutesBooked at 86mins


  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 9Alcácer
  • 11Piatti
  • 16Bakkali
  • 20de Paul
  • 24Domenech Sánchez
  • 29Zahibo

Rayo Vallecano

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Martín Corral
  • 17Marín RuizBooked at 78mins
  • 18Rosa Vale Castro
  • 2Román Triguero
  • 3Martínez García
  • 10Trashorras
  • 27Llorente RíosBooked at 19mins
  • 11EmbarbaSubstituted forBangouraat 34'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 21Sánchez RuizSubstituted forBaenaat 85'minutes
  • 14Hernández
  • 7Fedor FloresSubstituted forContreiras Gonçalvesat 69'minutes


  • 5Dorado Ramírez
  • 8Baena
  • 9Contreiras Gonçalves
  • 19Bangoura
  • 23Dias Correia
  • 26Montiel Caballero
  • 30Campos Tablada
Eduardo Prieto Iglesias

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamRayo Vallecano
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Valencia 2, Rayo Vallecano 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Valencia 2, Rayo Vallecano 2.

  3. Post update

    Raúl Baena (Rayo Vallecano) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by André Gomes (Valencia).

  5. Post update

    Raúl Baena (Rayo Vallecano) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigo (Valencia).

  7. Post update

    Roberto Trashorras (Rayo Vallecano) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Piatti (Valencia).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Valencia. Daniel Parejo tries a through ball, but Zakaria Bakkali is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. André Gomes (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paco Alcácer.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Manucho (Rayo Vallecano).

  12. Post update

    João Cancelo (Valencia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Zé Castro.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Valencia 2, Rayo Vallecano 2. Paco Alcácer (Valencia) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zakaria Bakkali.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Manucho (Rayo Vallecano) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

  16. Booking

    Paco Alcácer (Valencia) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Valencia. Rodrigo tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Manucho (Rayo Vallecano) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right. Assisted by Zé Castro following a fast break.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rayo Vallecano. Raúl Baena replaces Jozabed.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jozabed (Rayo Vallecano).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th January 2016

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