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Valencia strike five in derby stroll

Published: Sunday 10 April 2011, 23.00CET
Valencia CF secured a superb 5-0 derby win against Villarreal CF to move six points clear of their neighbours in third place while Club Atlético de Madrid boosted their hopes of a European return.
Valencia strike five in derby stroll
Roberto Soldado (left) celebrates his opener ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 10 April 2011, 23.00CET

Valencia strike five in derby stroll

Valencia CF secured a superb 5-0 derby win against Villarreal CF to move six points clear of their neighbours in third place while Club Atlético de Madrid boosted their hopes of a European return.

Valencia CF strengthened their hold on third place in the Liga with a 5-0 derby win against Villarreal CF.

The victory stretched Valencia's advantage over Villarreal to six points in the race to join FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF in securing guaranteed UEFA Champions League group places for next season. Miguel sent Roberto Soldado clear to give Valencia a 14th-minute lead and brilliant goals early in the second half by Juan Mata and Éver Banega made it three. Mata and Soldado struck again in the last 17 minutes.

Club Atlético de Madrid moved into seventh and a UEFA Europa League qualifying place with a convincing 3-0 defeat of Real Sociedad de Fútbol. That took Atlético a point ahead of next Sunday's opponents RCD Espanyol, held 0-0 by lowly Hércules CF.

Hércules and Málaga CF – who drew 0-0 against RC Deportivo La Coruña – are now four points ahead of bottom side UD Almería, beaten on Saturday by leaders Barcelona, and level with Real Zaragoza, who on Monday welcome Getafe CF, themselves only four points above the relegation zone. Deportivo, Sociedad and CA Osasuna, defeated 1-0 by Real Sporting de Gijón, are all one further point clear.

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Last updated: 11/04/11 9.20CET

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

10/04/2011

ValenciaValencia5-0VillarrealVillarreal

Éver Banega 62, Mata 56, 73, Soldado 14, 75

Venue: Valencia

10/04/2011

AtléticoAtlético3-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Filipe Luis 12, Mario Suárez 45, Agüero 78

Venue: Madrid

10/04/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-0OsasunaOsasuna

Barral 66

Venue: Gijon

10/04/2011

MálagaMálaga0-0DeportivoDeportivo

Venue: Malaga

10/04/2011

RacingRacing1-1LevanteLevante

Nano 32 (o.g.)

Jordá 90

Venue: Santander

10/04/2011

HérculesHércules0-0EspanyolEspanyol

Venue: Alicante

09/04/2011

MallorcaMallorca2-2SevillaSevilla

Ienaga 16, De Guzman 43

Negredo 31 (p), Rakitić 68

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

09/04/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona3-1AlmeríaAlmería

Thiago Alcántara 64, Messi 53 (p), 90+2

Corona 50

Venue: Barcelona

09/04/2011

AthleticAthletic0-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Kaká 13 (p), 54 (p), Cristiano Ronaldo 70

Venue: Bilbao

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