Villarreal fell to an away defeat at the hands of Valencia at the Mestalla on Friday. Both Valencia and Villarreal arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Valencia arrived at the game looking pick up points, following a previous defeat to Getafe. Villarreal, on the other hand, lost 2-0 in the last match they played against Atletico Madrid. As it stands, Valencia are currently 11th with 30 points from 26 matches, while Villarreal sit in 7th, with 37 points from 26.
Villarreal started strong and were rewarded, following a goal from Gerard Moreno just before half-time, finalising the first half with a 1-0.
Valencia continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to Carlos Soler opening the scoring, 86 minutes in. Later, Valencia took the lead with a goal form a goal from Goncalo Guedes in the 90th minute just before the final whistle, and the game ended 2-1.
For Valencia Kevin Gameiro, Goncalo Guedes, Christian Oliva, Manu Vallejo and Lato Toni came on for Kang In Lee, Alex Blanco, Uros Racic, Daniel Wass and Maxi Gomez, while Villarreal brought on Manu Trigueros, Alfonso Pedraza, Jaume Costa and Carlos Bacca to replace Pervis Estupinan, Paco Alcacer, Etienne Capoue and Moi Gomez.
There were bookings for Uros Racic, Carlos Soler, Jose Luis Gaya and Maxi Gomez from Valencia and Juan Foyth, Etienne Capoue and Raul Albiol for Villarreal.
Next up, Valencia are away to Levante, whilst Villarreal will travel to face Eibar.
|Valencia:||Jasper Cillessen, Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Hugo Guillamon, Jose Luis Gaya, Daniel Wass (Manu Vallejo, min.80), Uros Racic (Christian Oliva, min.80), Carlos Soler, Alex Blanco (Goncalo Guedes, min.66), Kang In Lee (Kevin Gameiro, min.66) and Maxi Gomez (Lato Toni, min.90)|
|Villarreal:||Sergio Asenjo, Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Pervis Estupinan (Manu Trigueros, min.46), Samuel Chukwueze, Etienne Capoue (Jaume Costa, min.72), Dani Parejo, Moi Gomez (Carlos Bacca, min.88), Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer (Alfonso Pedraza, min.46)|
|Goals:||Gerard Moreno (0-1, min. 40), Carlos Soler (1-1, min. 86) and Goncalo Guedes (2-1, min. 90)|