Match ends, Levante 1, Valencia 0.
Levante 1-0 Valencia
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.
- 12García García
- 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
- 10García Santos
- 13Martínez Andrade
- 18Casadesús Castaño
- 19López Muñoz
- 1Alves Carreira
- 2Cavaco CanceloSubstituted forBarragánat 18'minutes
- 5MustafiBooked at 84mins
- 23AbdennourBooked at 49mins
- 10ParejoBooked at 14mins
- 18Fuego MartínezBooked at 77mins
- 21André GomesSubstituted forRodrigoat 61'minutes
- 11PiattiSubstituted forNegredoat 70'minutes
- 3Nunes Vezo
- 12Barbosa da Silva
- 22Mina Lorenzo
- Carlos del Cerro Grande
- Shots on Target
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.
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, Levante. Víctor Camarasa replaces Deyverson.
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).
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, Levante. Casadesús replaces Giuseppe Rossi.
Offside, Levante. Carl Medjani tries a through ball, but Deyverson is caught offside.
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, Valencia. Álvaro Negredo replaces Pablo Piatti.
Foul by Daniel Parejo (Valencia).