Barely tested all game, apart from a free kick which he tipped away brilliantly at full stretch. Could not really be blamed for either Mallorca goal.
Secure game at the back as Valencia’s dominance in possession meant that his task today was executed without too much fuss.
Provided a more consistent presence in defence than Barragan on the opposite flank, and was able to get forward on occasion to support the attack – with a great cross coming within inches of being turned home.
Caused a nervy moment in defence when his poor clearance almost gifted Mallorca a golden chance, but recovered well to snuff out the danger from his mistake. Otherwise, he was reasonably solid and never troubled too much.
Stormed right out of the gates to make an electric start to the match. Was relentless in his marauding play on the right flank in the first half, but seemed to lose his edge after the interval. Furthermore, he was also shown up for pace as he failed to halt Nsue for the first Mallorca goal.
Unlucky to strike the woodwork with a long range free kick in the first half but he wold not be denied, and opened the scoring with a drive that deflected off Nunes. However, he lost his head late on after lunging into Alfaro, and was shown a straight red for the infraction.
Penetration was the name of his game today, whether through his incisive passing that laid on a few chances for his teammates, or his ability to cut inside from out wide and cause danger.
A vital cog in the Valencia midfield as he accentuated their first half dominance with some disciplined support play. Always on point and in the right position to provide a safe option for his teammates to pass to.
Looked one of the home side’s most dangerous players as they dominated the first half, and caused a threat with his pace and late, peeling runs into the area. Was not as consistent of a threat after the interval, but nevertheless still gave the Mallorca defence reason to worry.
Scored one of the simplest goals he will ever manage after a defensive mix up gifted him with an empty net to slot into. However, his contribution outside of that was somewhat subdued, and he was taken off just after the hour mark.
Saw a decent early chance saved, and though his runs into space were extremely hard to track, he simply could not do enough to score and end his goal drought.
Managed a exemplary stop on an early chance from Soldado, but his game will forever be tainted by the events of the second Valencia goal. Though Tejera’s back pass was poor, his touch was equally dubious and was duly punished by Aduriz.
Lost sight of Soldado one too many times and was fortunate that the Valencia man was not able to make the most of his openings. However, he improved as the game wore on and made a strong finish with some well timed tackles on the likes of Feghouli
Had a rough time defending his flank, as the combination of Feghouli and Barragan was simply too much for him to handle. It was telling that most of Valencia’s attacks throughout the first half were channeled down his side.
His defending was questionable at best, as Valencia could have easily doubled their first half tally. Was unfortunate to see Tino Costa’s shot deflect off him for the opener after making a valiant attempt to block it.
Given a torrid time by Jonas as he struggled to contain the Brazilian whenever he attacked him at full speed.
Largely anonymous in the centre of the park as he was unable to do anything to halt Valencia’s dominance in possession.
His contribution in this game will forever be defined by his poor backpass that directly led to the second Valencia goal. Sloppy performance in midfield otherwise, as that was far from the only time that he surrendered possession.
Quiet for most of the game as Mallorca struggled to establish an offensive foothold, but came through when it mattered with a glorious defence splitting pass for Nsue to score his side’s first goal.
Like the rest of his attacking teammates, he found it difficult to get anything going in the opposition half, and was usually called upon to provide an extra body in midfield. Nevertheless, he was on hand to slot in a simple leveller that sent his side home with a point.
Such was his isolation in the attacking third that on the rare chances when he was granted space, he fluffed his lines and broke down the Mallorca attack.
The decisive factor in the Mallorca comeback today. A confident finish pulled a goal back for the Islanders out of nothing, before his enterprising play out wide teed up Victor for the all important equaliser.
- 1 Diego Alves
- 2 Bruno
Valencia conceded an equaliser within a minute of his arrival in the second half, and part of the blame lies with him, as he allowed Victor to get ahead of him to stroke home.
Given a run out with only a few minutes to go.
- 6 Albelda
- 28 Juan Bernat
Apart from a pair of blocked shots, his contribution in his 15 minutes on the pitch was negligible.