Spanish La Liga

Levante 1-0 Valencia

Levante Valencia
Valencia have now lost four of their past five matches in all competitions

Gary Neville's Valencia side suffered a derby defeat as they lost at La Liga's bottom team, Levante.

Giuseppe Rossi, who played alongside Neville at Manchester United, scored the only goal of the game when he volleyed in from Juanfran's long throw.

Valencia's Sofiane Feghouli had a shot saved by Levante goalkeeper Diego Marino and later curled an effort wide.

Neville has now won only three of 15 La Liga games and Valencia are 12th, eight points above the relegation zone.

The 41-year-old former England international was appointed in December, on a contract until the end of the season, but has struggled in his first managerial role.

Valencia are on course for their worst league finish since they came 14th in La Liga in 1987-88 and are fewer points away from the relegation zone than a top-six place that would secure European football next season.

Indeed, Neville's team face a vital match on Thursday as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they host Athletic Bilbao in the second leg of their last-16 Europa League tie.

For Levante, this was a deserved victory as they restricted their visitors to only one shot on target for their sixth league win of the season.

Rossi hit the post in the first half and Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves also made fine saves from Deyverson and Zouhair Feddal.

But Rossi got in front of marker Shkodran Mustafi to steer Juanfran's long throw-in into the bottom corner to earn the victory.

Gary Neville
Valencia boss Gary Neville has also said he will fulfil his duties as part of Roy Hodgson's coaching team for England during a 10-day international break later this month



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mariño
  • 8Lerma
  • 14Medjani
  • 24Feddal
  • 12García García
  • 25Verdú
  • 5Mate JuniorBooked at 61minsSubstituted forLópez Muñozat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7García Rabasco
  • 11Morales Nogales
  • 20Brum Silva AcostaSubstituted forCamarasaat 86'minutes
  • 21RossiSubstituted forCasadesús Castañoat 76'minutes


  • 4Navarro
  • 6Camarasa
  • 9Cuero
  • 10García Santos
  • 13Martínez Andrade
  • 18Casadesús Castaño
  • 19López Muñoz


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alves Carreira
  • 2CanceloSubstituted forBarragánat 18'minutes
  • 5MustafiBooked at 84mins
  • 23AbdennourBooked at 49mins
  • 6Siqueira
  • 10ParejoBooked at 14mins
  • 18Fuego MartínezBooked at 77mins
  • 21André GomesSubstituted forRodrigoat 61'minutes
  • 8Feghouli
  • 9Alcácer
  • 11PiattiSubstituted forNegredoat 70'minutes


  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 7Negredo
  • 12Barbosa da Silva
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 19Barragán
  • 22Mina Lorenzo
  • 25Ryan
Carlos del Cerro Grande

Match Stats

Home TeamLevanteAway TeamValencia
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Levante 1, Valencia 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Levante 1, Valencia 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Valencia. Daniel Parejo tries a through ball, but Sofiane Feghouli is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Antonio Barragán (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Víctor Camarasa (Levante).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia).

  7. Post update

    Víctor Camarasa (Levante) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Booking

    Pedro López (Levante) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia).

  10. Post update

    Diego Mariño (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Javi Fuego (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Casadesús (Levante).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Guilherme Siqueira (Valencia).

  14. Post update

    Casadesús (Levante) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Levante. Conceded by Javi Fuego.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Levante. Conceded by Aymen Abdennour.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Valencia. Daniel Parejo tries a through ball, but Javi Fuego is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Valencia. Rodrigo tries a through ball, but Álvaro Negredo is caught offside.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Levante. Víctor Camarasa replaces Deyverson.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th March 2016

As It Stood

2Atl Madrid29214445123367
3Real Madrid29196483285563
6Ath Bilbao291451047371047
7Celta Vigo29136104151-1045
10Real Sociedad2998123740-335
11Real Betis29810112739-1234
13Dep La Coruña2961583742-533
15Las Palmas2986153142-1130
16Rayo Vallecano2969143961-2227
19Sporting Gijón2966173051-2124
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