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Rampant Valencia make light work of St Gallen

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.31CET
Valencia CF 5-1 FC St Gallen
Four goals inside 21 first-half minutes laid the foundations for the Liga side's second victory in Group A.
by Delfín Ramírez
from Mestalla
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.31CET

Rampant Valencia make light work of St Gallen

Valencia CF 5-1 FC St Gallen
Four goals inside 21 first-half minutes laid the foundations for the Liga side's second victory in Group A.

A flurry of first-half goals set Valencia FC on the way to a convincing 5-1 defeat of FC St Gallen that lifts them into second place in UEFA Europa League Group A.

Overwhelmed 3-0 by Swansea City AFC at Mestalla on matchday one, Miroslav Djukić's team never looked in danger of suffering a similar fate. Paco Alcácer and captain Ricardo Costa scored either side of Fede Cartabia's double to give Valencia a commanding lead. Sergio Canales then added a fifth with 19 minutes remaining before Stéphane Nater conjured a late consolation.

Valencia set an unforgiving tone from the off, Canales and Daniel Parejo drawing fine stops from visiting goalkeeper Daniel Lopar. St Gallen rallied briefly, but their momentum was punctured when Alcácer pounced after Cartabia's shot had been beaten away. The Italian midfielder's subsequent effort squirmed in via a deflection off Philippe Montandon, and the same player trebled the advantage soon after.

St Gallen were helpless to stem the flow as Víctor Ruíz flicked on a corner for Costa, who nodded in. The hosts continued to dominate after the break, Parejo's free-kick coming back off a post, before Canales made no mistake from a similar dead-ball situation to make it five. There was still time for Nater to pull one back, but the night belonged to Valencia.

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.14CET

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Lineups

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Valencia

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St Gallen

13
GuaitaVicente Guaita (GK)
1
LoparDaniel Lopar (GK)
2
PiattiPablo Piatti
6
MontandonPhilippe Montandon (C)
5
Víctor RuizVíctor Ruiz
8
NaterStéphane Nater
Goal74
6
Oriol RomeuOriol Romeu
11
KaranovicGoran Karanovic
12
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Substitution56
15
BesleStéphane Besle
14
BernatJuan Bernat
16
VitkieviezMatías Vitkieviez
Substitution65
16
Paco AlcácerPaco Alcácer
Goal12
Substitution76
19
MutschMario Mutsch
20
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa (C)
Goal33
27
MathysMarco Mathys
21
ParejoDaniel Parejo
28
LenjaniErmir Lenjani
23
CanalesSergio Canales
Goal71
31
JanjatovicDejan Janjatovic
Yellow Card27
Substitution46
28
CartabiaFede Cartabia
Goal21
Goal30
Substitution65
34
RodriguezRoberto Rodriguez
Substitution56

Substitutes

1
Diego AlvesDiego Alves (GK)
18
HerzogMarcel Herzog (GK)
7
JonasJonas
7
NushiKristian Nushi
Substitution56
9
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution76
9
KeitaAlhassane Keita
11
PabónDorlan Pabón
Substitution65
10
WüthrichSébastien Wüthrich
Substitution65
15
FuegoJavier Fuego
21
MartićIvan Martić
22
MathieuJérémy Mathieu
32
DemiriMuhamed Demiri
Substitution46
24
MíchelMíchel
Substitution56
33
RussoDaniele Russo

Coach

Miroslav Djukić (SRB) Jeff Saibene (LUX)

Referee

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Assistant referees

Angelo Boonman (NED), Berry Simons (NED)

Fourth official

Patrick Langkamp (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Dennis Higler (NED), Tom van Sichem (NED)

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