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October 2, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Estadio de Mestalla — Valencia
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 28517‎
 
38′ Jonas
 
75′ Jonas
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Valencia 2-0 Lille

Goal.com rates the players at Mestalla as Mauricio Pellegrino's side eased to victory over disappointing French opposition courtesy of two goals from their Brazilian midfielder

By Charlie Scott

  • Guaita
    16
    0
    3.00

    Guaita

    The goalkeeper had little to do during the game, as the away side struggled to create chances and get shots on target.

  • Aly Cissokho
    17
    1
    3.00

    Aly Cissokho

    The athletic full-back got up and down the left wing well, and enjoyed himself going forward as Lille offered less of an attacking threat in the second half.

  • Barragán
    13
    3
    3.00

    Barragán

    The full-back was full of running and always offered himself as an attacking outlet, but his passing was wayward at times, and undid the good work of his team-mates in attacking positions.

  • Jose Andrés Guardado
    6
    19
    2.00

    Jose Andrés Guardado

    The recent arrival at Mestalla put in a solid if unspectacular performance in midfield.

  • Víctor Ruiz
    13
    0
    3.00

    Víctor Ruiz

    Was fairly confident at centre-back for the home side, although his weak challenge on Payet did set Lamont up with a chance to score midway through the first half.

  • Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez
    18
    0
    3.00

    Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez

    The young defender, a replacement for the suspended Adil Rami, did very well alongside Ruiz, barely putting a foot wrong all game.

  • Fernando Gago
    23
    2
    3.50

    Fernando Gago

    The Argentine midfielder was in fine form tonight, spraying passes all over the pitch, including one outstanding through ball to Feghouli in the first half that he should have converted.

  • Sofiane Feghouli
    12
    8
    3.00

    Sofiane Feghouli

    The Algerian midfielder proved a thorn in Lille's side with his positive movement, but could not produce an end product, wasting an early chance supplied by Gago.

  • Tino Costa
    4
    18
    2.00

    Tino Costa

    Costa was at his usual pestering best for the home side, hassling Lille's midfield and prompting them to lose possession on a handful of occasions.

  • Jonas
    27
    2
    4.00

    Jonas Top of the Match

    The Brazilian attacking midfielder was the match-winner this evening, as his goals either side of half-time proved the difference and secured his team all three points.

  • Roberto Soldado
    22
    4
    3.00

    Roberto Soldado

    The Spain international linked well with Jonas and Feghouli, putting in a tireless performance that didn't result in clearcut chances for him, but did for his team-mates.

Substitutions

  • Parejo
    9
    8
    3.00

    Parejo

    Drew the foul from Mathieu Debuchy that resulted in the Lille captain being shown his marching orders by the referee. Full of running.

  • Haedo Valdéz
    12
    4

    Haedo Valdéz

    Little chance to make an impact after arriving late on.

  • Mickaël Landreau
    0
    2
    2.00

    Mickaël Landreau

    The former Nantes man could do little about Jonas' first goal, with the Brazilian beating him with a well-placed effort, but should have been better positioned for the second as a cross from the same player caught him out and clipped off the crossbar and went into the back of the net to make it 2-0.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    0
    12
    1.50

    Mathieu Debuchy Flop of the Match

    The France international displayed the uglier side of his game this evening, and was sent off late on after being booked for two rash challenges, one in each half on Aly Cissokho and then Dani Parejo.

  • Franck Beria
    1
    3
    2.00

    Franck Beria

    The left-back was never afraid to get forward for his side, and did well to win a couple of free-kicks in promising areas in the first half.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    1
    2
    3.00

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    The centre-back put in some timely challenges inside his own penalty area as Valencia struggled to break down a stubborn Lille defence before their second goal.

  • Marko Basa
    2
    2
    3.00

    Marko Basa

    The Yugoslavian centre-back was solid at the back for the visitors, blocking a shot from Jonas in the second half, and dispossessing Soldado on a number of occasions.

  • Florent Balmont
    0
    3
    2.00

    Florent Balmont

    The midfielder was guilty of wasting one of his side's best chances in the match, shooting wide in the first half.

  • Idrissa Gueye
    2
    1
    3.00

    Idrissa Gueye

    The Senegalese midfielder was slightly overrun by Valencia's midfield early on, but grew into the game and moments before half-time sent Payet through with a fine pass that he really should have scored from .

  • Benoit Pedretti
    0
    4
    2.00

    Benoit Pedretti

    The ex-France international was disappointing in midfield and wasted a number of opportunities from set pieces that his team could have profited from.

  • Dimitri Payet
    2
    3
    2.00

    Dimitri Payet

    The attacker had a gilt-edged chance to equalise following Jonas' opener just before half-time, but sliced his shot wide rather than testing Guaita.

  • Ryan Mendes
    4
    2
    3.50

    Ryan Mendes

    Mendes was Lille's best performer on the night, coming deep to receive the ball from midfield and testing the Valencia defence with his direct running and close ball control.

  • Nolan Roux
    2
    4
    3.00

    Nolan Roux

    Had very little impact on the game, despite the decent performance of Mendes alongside him upfront.

Substitutions

  • De Melo
    1
    3
    3.50

    De Melo

    Replaced Roux in the second half but left little mark during his half an hour on the pitch.

  • R. Rodelin
    0
    1
    3.00

    R. Rodelin

    Another player who arrived late in the match and could do little to change the outcome of the game.

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