In front of their supporters, Valencia won against Celta (3-0), which was one step ahead in the standings before the start of the match. Thanks to scorers Samu Castillejo, Marcos Andre and Andre Almeida, the club temporarily moved up to 8th position, leaving Vigo in 13th place. The Spanish striker was attentive at the far post to open the scoring and conclude the action of Samuel Dias Lino, who had lost his duel against Agustin Marchesin (37th, 1-0).
Gennaro Gattuso’s men nevertheless scared each other twice in the first half. Eray Comert (16th) then Hugo Guillamon (27th) failed in their recovery at the entrance to their area, but Iago Aspas and Jorgen Strand Larsen did not take advantage of it. With the exception of the goal, Mouctar Diakhaby had created the best opportunity of the match by hitting the post following a corner (24th).
Despite the expulsion of Franco Cervi (60th), Valencia seemed feverish defensively in the second period and were close to conceding the equalizer. On his line, Giorgi Mamardashvili preserved the advantage of his team on the head of Larsen following a free kick (72nd). After having stumbled three times on Agustin Marchesin (75th, 80th, 81st), Valencia finally secured their victory thanks to their incoming Marcos Andre (82nd, 2-0). Sublimely served by Hugo Guillamon, Andre Almeida also scored in added time (90th + 4, 3-0).