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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

Line-ups

Levante

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Valencia

  • 1Alves Carreira
  • 2Cavaco CanceloSubstituted 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

Substitutes

  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 7Negredo
  • 12Barbosa da Silva
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 19Barragán
  • 22Mina Lorenzo
  • 25Ryan
Referee:
Carlos del Cerro Grande
Attendance:
17,688

Match Stats

Home TeamLevanteAway TeamValencia
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Levante 1, Valencia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Levante 1, Valencia 0.

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

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

Foul by Víctor Camarasa (Levante).

Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia).

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

Booking

Pedro López (Levante) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia).

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

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

Foul by Casadesús (Levante).

Foul by Guilherme Siqueira (Valencia).

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

Corner, Levante. Conceded by Javi Fuego.

Corner, Levante. Conceded by Aymen Abdennour.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Víctor Camarasa replaces Deyverson.

Booking

Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia).

Deyverson (Levante) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Parejo (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Álvaro Negredo.

Álvaro Negredo (Valencia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carl Medjani (Levante).

Daniel Parejo (Valencia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Levante).

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

Foul by Pedro López (Levante).

Booking

Javi Fuego (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Javi Fuego (Valencia).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Casadesús replaces Giuseppe Rossi.

Offside, Levante. Carl Medjani tries a through ball, but Deyverson is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Pedro López replaces Simao Mate because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Simao Mate (Levante) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Álvaro Negredo replaces Pablo Piatti.

Foul by Daniel Parejo (Valencia).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th March 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona29243284226275
2Atl Madrid29214445123367
3Real Madrid29196483285563
4Villarreal29158635231253
5Sevilla29139743311248
6Ath Bilbao291451047371047
7Celta Vigo29136104151-1045
8Eibar29107124141037
9Malaga2999112828036
10Real Sociedad2998123740-335
11Real Betis29810112739-1234
12Valencia29810113334-134
13Dep La Coruña2961583742-533
14Espanyol2894152854-2631
15Las Palmas2986153142-1130
16Rayo Vallecano2969143961-2227
17Getafe2976162751-2427
18Granada2875162953-2426
19Sporting Gijón2966173051-2124
20Levante2966172752-2524
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