Denied Soldado well in the first half but could do little on the own goal. Was hardly called upon in an encounter without incident.
Kept Feghouli at bay for the most part, positioning himself to force the winger one way. Also was able to start the attack down the right wing with efficient passes forward.
Gave Topal an elbow to the chin in his only real involvement. A quiet night for him.
His own goal was the difference until late. He was the top defender up until the second-half goal, but his one big chance to clear a threat nearly sent his team to a defeat. Will surely thank Castro.
Had little to do as Pablo Hernandez failed to show up, causing no danger. Sent an occasional ball to the central defenders and down the wing.
One of the most dangerous men on the night. He showed quality on the right, delivering plenty of crosses that his teammates couldn't capitalise on.
Moved forward to aid in attack but was hardly involved as Pereira saw most of the ball. Was nothing more than a facilitator.
Average performance for the midfielder, who made no crucial mistakes, while also contributing little impact. Moved the ball around well, knowing when to pass back.
R. Santa Cruz
Really should have finished his first-half chance that rolled by the post and was taken off in the second half. The Paraguayan failed to make Valencia pay.
Lovely touch, the young attacker sent Santa Cruz the occasional ball but will be down for not having tested Alves. Taken off in the second half.
Offside calls and failures to make contact with the ball sum up the attacker's first 90 minutes. Then, two late injury-time strikes stole the show. He is paid to score, and that's exactly what he did, in stunning fashion.
Two late strikes, a goalkeeper's nightmare. The Brazilian can't take all the blame though as a deflection aided in the first and then a fine finish on the second. Had nothing to do for most of the game until the frantic finish.
The Spaniard cleared countless crosses and worked well with Victor Ruiz to mark the attackers, but was nowhere to be found late.
Great in attack, poor at the back. Beaten by Castro too many times in a night he will surely want to forget.
Back in defence, the defender was his usual self, sprinting down the left, looking to get forward. His cross inside the box resulted in the own goal, and he will surely take all the credit, but nobody will care after the stunning lose.
After a pathetic display midweek, the former Napoli man was much improved, knowing when to pass wide and when to simply clear but went missing in injury time, just like the rest of the Valencia defence.
The Valencia goal was created because of his absolutely perfect pass to Mathieu. The Argentine, however, wasn't dangerous with his powerful strikes, not testing Casto much at all. Still, made an impact with his vision.
Not sure what is wrong with Pablo. After scoring against Barcelona early in the year, Valencia expected more of the winger. Well, the Los Che faithful are still waiting. A complete non-factor.
Elbowed in the chin early, Topal controlled the pace of play and was able to find Tino Costa to start the attack.
Not a factor at all, aside from a couple decent through balls. Never really got going, failing to take on defenders by himself before looking for the cross.
The former Real Madrid man had only one solid chance and was stopped by Casto. Two straight games with little impact.
Taken off in the second half after only one decent look on goal. The former Gremio man did not see the ball as much as he would have liked.
- 25 Fabricio
- 4 Antonio Amaya
Came on with just over 10 minutes to go and registered two stellar assists. Pepe Mel's decision to bring him on gives the team a bit of room to breathe in the fight against relegation.
- 21 Cañas
- 8 Javier Matilla
Brought on as the team pushed for a late goal but did not see enough of the ball to really contributed.
Second-half sub that saw little of the ball.