Spanish La Liga

Granada CF 1-2 Valencia

Gary Neville
Gary Neville is now unbeaten in four matches in all competitions as Valencia manager

Gary Neville enjoyed a third successive win as Valencia's revival continued with a fortunate 2-1 victory over La Liga strugglers Granada.

After a first league win last weekend, Neville's side won away in La Liga for the first time since November.

Daniel Parejo, who scored in Valencia's 6-0 midweek Europa League win over Rapid Vienna, got the opening goal.

Santiago Mina then made it 2-0 on the break in the last minute before Edgar Mendez headed one back in injury time.

Andre Gomes twice went close to giving Valencia a first-half lead but both times he was denied by fine saves from Andres Fernandez.

The visitors finally went in front 10 minutes into the second half when Paco Alcacer laid the ball off for Parejo to stroke home his eighth goal of the season.

But Valencia, who moved up to 11th in the table, then rode their luck as David Barral hit the bar from a couple of yards out and substitute Youssef El-Arabi headed wide.

Former England and Manchester United full-back Neville must have been alarmed at his side's defending before Mendez tapped in their second goal, after Fernandez had saved Alcacer's attempted chip.

Mendez still had time to head in from a free-kick but could not prevent bottom club Granada slumping to a sixth defeat in their last seven games.

Elsewhere, Rayo Vallecano edged away from the relegation places with a point from a 2-2 draw with fifth-placed Seville.

Real Sociedad won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao to secure a fourth successive league victory.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Fernández
  • 18Almeida Costa Lopes
  • 2Rodríguez Lombán
  • 24Moreira da Costa
  • 22Foulquier
  • 20Pérez del MármolBooked at 52minsSubstituted forCuenca Lópezat 68'minutes
  • 4Rico Castro
  • 11SuccessBooked at 86mins
  • 23Rochina Naixes
  • 27PeñarandaSubstituted forMéndez Ortegaat 45'minutes
  • 15Barral TorresSubstituted forEl-Arabiat 62'minutes


  • 1Kelava
  • 6Babin
  • 9El-Arabi
  • 16Doucouré
  • 17Méndez Ortega
  • 19Cuenca López
  • 21Krhin


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Alves CarreiraBooked at 86mins
  • 2CanceloBooked at 84mins
  • 5Mustafi
  • 4Santos
  • 6SiqueiraSubstituted forBarragánat 84'minutes
  • 15Pérez
  • 10ParejoBooked at 22mins
  • 8FeghouliSubstituted forMina Lorenzoat 78'minutes
  • 21André Gomes
  • 24CheryshevSubstituted forPiattiat 68'minutes
  • 9Alcácer


  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 7Negredo
  • 11Piatti
  • 12Barbosa da Silva
  • 13Domenech Sánchez
  • 19Barragán
  • 22Mina Lorenzo
Iñaki Vicandi Garrido

Match Stats

Home TeamGranadaAway TeamValencia
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Granada CF 1, Valencia 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Granada CF 1, Valencia 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Lopes (Granada CF).

  4. Post update

    Pablo Piatti (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Granada CF 1, Valencia 2. Edgar Méndez (Granada CF) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rubén Rochina with a cross following a set piece situation.

  6. Post update

    Success (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by André Gomes (Valencia).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Granada CF 0, Valencia 2. Santi Mina (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paco Alcácer (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Enzo Pérez (Valencia).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Fran Rico (Granada CF).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Aderlan Santos.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Booking

    Success (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Booking

    Diego Alves (Valencia) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Valencia. Antonio Barragán replaces Guilherme Siqueira.

  20. Booking

    João Cancelo (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 21st February 2016

As It Stood

2Atl Madrid25174435112455
3Real Madrid25166371244754
6Celta Vigo2511593844-638
8Ath Bilbao25105103535035
9Real Sociedad2596103534133
10Dep La Coruña2561453331232
13Real Betis2569101934-1527
15Rayo Vallecano2567123451-1725
17Sporting Gijón2566132842-1424
18Las Palmas2556142440-1621
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