Match ends, Real Betis 1, Valencia 0.
Gary Neville suffered another defeat as Valencia manager as a 1-0 loss at struggling Real Betis placed the ex-England defender under more pressure.
He is yet to oversee a La Liga win since taking charge in December, as Ruben Castro's second-half goal gave Betis a first win in 13 games.
Neville faced calls to resign following a 7-0 loss in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at Barcelona.
He refused to quit, but may now face more questions about his future.
The former Manchester United skipper's record in La Liga now shows four losses and five draws from nine games, as Betis secured only their second home league win of the season.
The first was against Real Sociedad, then managed by ex-Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes, in September.
Veteran striker Castro, 34, struck the only goal of the game four minutes into the second half as he tapped in after on-loan Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel had driven the ball across goal.
Neville's side, who are now only four points above the relegation places, almost equalised immediately but an effort from ex-Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo was cleared by defender Juan Manuel Vargas in front of an otherwise open goal.
Valencia were reduced to 10 men for the final few minutes when defender Jose Luis Gaya was sent off for pulling back on-loan Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda which earned him a second yellow card.
Both sides had efforts ruled out for offside and Neville saw the last chance of a point disappear in stoppage time when Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan raced off his line to deny Rodrigo as Valencia's scoreless run extended to three games.
Relive the action here.
- 13AdánBooked at 74mins
- 3MontoyaBooked at 77mins
- 20PezzellaBooked at 11mins
- 4González Cabrera
- 25dos Santos Araujo
- 18A N'Diaye
- 10CeballosBooked at 70minsSubstituted forPortilloat 75'minutes
- 9van WolfswinkelSubstituted forMolinaat 73'minutes
- 24CastroSubstituted forDigardat 90'minutes
- 14Torres Buigues
- 23van der Vaart
- 5MustafiBooked at 22mins
- 6SiqueiraSubstituted forGayá Peñaat 44'minutesBooked at 85mins
- 29ZahiboBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMina Lorenzoat 76'minutes
- 8FeghouliBooked at 35minsSubstituted forRodrigoat 60'minutes
- 21André GomesBooked at 27mins
- 24CheryshevBooked at 29mins
- 3Nunes Vezo
- 12Barbosa da Silva
- 13Domenech Sánchez
- 14Gayá Peña
- 22Mina Lorenzo
- José María Sánchez Martínez
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Real Betis 1, Valencia 0.
Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia).
Jorge Molina (Real Betis) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Rodrigo (Valencia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Álvaro Negredo with a headed pass.
Offside, Valencia. Daniel Parejo tries a through ball, but Shkodran Mustafi is caught offside.
Substitution, Real Betis. Didier Digard replaces Rubén Castro.
Santi Mina (Valencia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alfred N'Diaye (Real Betis).
Offside, Valencia. Denis Cheryshev tries a through ball, but Rodrigo is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Juan Vargas (Real Betis) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Second yellow card to José Gayá (Valencia) for a bad foul.
Foul by José Gayá (Valencia).
Charly Musonda (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Real Betis. Conceded by André Gomes.
Offside, Valencia. Shkodran Mustafi tries a through ball, but Daniel Parejo is caught offside.
Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Antonio Adán.
Attempt missed. Rodrigo (Valencia) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Bruno.
Martín Montoya (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.