Rushed out of his line unconvincingly on the corner kick and that was the reason his side conceded the first goal. What was he thinking? Had little to do for the rest of the game though as he watched his team snatch a late draw.
The Dutch defender stuck closely to the Valencia attackers, especially on Piatti, controlling the Argentine in the box at all times. His awareness at the back post looked to have prevented Rami's header from going on for the game's first goal. Was taken off at the break with injury.
Was floating around the box on the corner kick that led to the goal, and one of the players who failed to mark Ruiz well. When he had his chance to make an impact, he failed. Poor showing.
The young defender, like his fellow team-mates at the back, was decent in the box for the majority of the game. His determination and positioning shined through as Soldado was a non-factor, helping Ramis cover the striker.
Defended well, especially on Bruno's crosses. The top player in defence for the Islanders, frustrating Soldado for much of the contest. Was the clear leader in the back-line as Valencia really failed to pose much legitimate scoring threat.
With Valencia's constant possession, he could never really get going, aside from a few little runs forward that amounted to nothing. Not his fault that he could not shine.
Would have liked to have been more involved, but Valencia's possession made it impossible. Had a few bright moments with quality passes down the wing.
Made a few dashing runs through the middle, but very little else. Albelda did well to frustrate the young Frenchman, who was a bright spot in a poor attack in the first half.
The Israeli forward had a few nice touches on the ball with flicks to evade defenders, but he showed barely anything else until converting the late penalty with a powerful, accurate finish to earn his team a point.
Just a dismal performance, much like Soldado had. No space to work with, making him irrelevant and was taken off late in the second half as his team went for the equalising goal.
The young custodian had a quiet afternoon. Barely involved in the contest, except from the occasional cross or corner. He was sound when called upon, except for late in the game, when Hemed sent him the wrong way with the penalty.
What can you say about the France star? After being terrorised by Edin Dzeko him midweek in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, the former Lille man was back to his best. Nothing short of dominant, especially in the air, his performance was capped off with a first-half goal.
The former Napoli man rarely participated with his team holding the ball for much of the time. He did well to be in position for the goal, sending the ball on target before Rami converted the follow up. Quality performance overall, especially with the ball at his feet in the back, rarely putting a pass wrong.
Always a threat moving forward, the new Spanish national team member showed why he deserved his call-up, working well down the wing with Piatti, though he surely left frustrated for not providing any assists as his team failed to cement a victory.
Earned a yellow card in the second half for his foul on Pina, but that was the only negative as the Spaniard was fantastic, showing his passing ability down the flank, connecting well with Pablo. He also worked well off of Soldado to send in crosses.
Making his first start in the league for Valencia, the midfielder looked anything but calm, losing the ball in the centre of the pitch more than once. Has to be given credit for his corner that led to the goal, as his ball found the Valencia central defenders at the far post.
Should have played better. While his passing was there, his instincts weren't. He tried to do too much with the ball at his feet, looking to walk his way into the goal. A disappointing showing for the winger.
Not his best display, contributing little to his side. Made a few nice runs with the ball, but he did not manage to threaten Aouate at all. His inconsistent displays for Valencia continues.
The captain was his usual, physical self, establishing his spot in the middle of the field with well-timed tackles. The former Spain international also took care of Parejo's mistakes, often tracking back after the errors. Did pick up a booking for a silly foul.
Did not trouble any Mallorca players in this game. It was as if Valencia played with 10 men, though not his fault as the build-up play in attack was poor. The only real positive was his combination passes with Bruno on the right.
Valencia are still waiting for the breakout performance from the former Almeria star. This was not it. The Argentine was only average going forward, though he earned his side a couple corner kicks. He was subbed off in the second half.
- 1 Calatayud
Brought on in the second half for the injured Zuiverloon, covering well for the Dutch defender as Valencia could not get a quality look-in on goal in the remaining 45 minutes.
The midfielder came on late to make an impact in attack, but it was the fortunate handball that brought his side the goal. Looked confident with the ball in his little time on the pitch but difficult to stamp his influence.
- 23 F. Tissone
- 14 A. Ienaga
A fantastic sub, winning a free-kick after a darting run, also sending in crucial crosses that could have led to goals, had it not been for Valencia's aerial ability. Brought some much-needed confident to his side.
- 3 João Victor
- 1 Diego Alves
- 12 Barragán
- 22 J. Mathieu
Disastrous. The penalty was perhaps a harsh call, but nevertheless, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was punished for it. Whether or not the referee made the right decision, Topal will be remembered as the reason why Valencia departed with just one point instead of three.
Brought on for Piatti, the midfielder's speed aided the counter, though Emery's men could not convert, failing to put the game away.
The rarely-used striker came on for Soldado in the dying minutes, mainly to wind down the clock.
- 7 Jonas