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Canales swoops to send Valencia through

Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 21.24CET
FC St Gallen 2-3 Valencia CF
The visitors are through to the last 32 after shaking off dogged ten-man St Gallen, Sergio Canales striking late on to settle a rollercoaster encounter.
by Anton Banzer
from Arena St Gallen
Canales swoops to send Valencia through
Sergio Canales celebrates his late winner for Valencia ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 21.24CET

Canales swoops to send Valencia through

FC St Gallen 2-3 Valencia CF
The visitors are through to the last 32 after shaking off dogged ten-man St Gallen, Sergio Canales striking late on to settle a rollercoaster encounter.

Sergio Canales struck four minutes from time as Valencia CF broke FC St Gallen's hearts in Switzerland to book themselves a berth in the knockout phase.

The home side, down to ten men since the 56th minute, looked set for a memorable point when Canalas swooped to make it 3-2, ending their valiant effort. It was the second occasion the Spanish side had taken the lead and this time there was no denying them as they sealed a win that lifted them to the Group A summit and through to the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Pablo Piatti, an early replacement for the injured Fede Cartabia, had broken the deadlock on the half-hour mark, reacting first when Canales hit the woodwork with a free-kick. Yet a repeat of Valencia's 5-1 triumph when the sides met a fortnight ago was never on the cards. Stéphane Besle headed in from close range to make it 1-1 before the break and though Philippe Montandon was sent off after bringing down Jonas, Daniel Lopar denied the Brazilian from the spot.

Goran Karanovic briefly raised hopes of a famous win with a fine strike and though Piatti equalised, a point looked St Gallen's for the taking – until Canales and his left foot intervened. The hosts were applauded off but, now five points adrift of second spot, their UEFA Europa League ambitions hang by a thread.

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.48CET

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Lineups

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St Gallen

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Valencia

1
LoparDaniel Lopar (GK)
13
GuaitaVicente Guaita (GK)
6
MontandonPhilippe Montandon (C)
Red Card56
5
Víctor RuizVíctor Ruiz
8
NaterStéphane Nater
6
Oriol RomeuOriol Romeu
Yellow Card85
11
KaranovicGoran Karanovic
Goal66
Substitution78
7
JonasJonas
Penalty57
Substitution69
15
BesleStéphane Besle
Goal37
9
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Yellow Card42
16
VitkieviezMatías Vitkieviez
Substitution72
14
BernatJuan Bernat
19
MutschMario Mutsch
19
BarragánAntonio Barragán
21
MartićIvan Martić
20
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa (C)
Yellow Card18
27
MathysMarco Mathys
23
CanalesSergio Canales
Goal86
28
LenjaniErmir Lenjani
24
MíchelMíchel
Substitution63
34
RodriguezRoberto Rodriguez
Substitution59
28
CartabiaFede Cartabia
Substitution25

Substitutes

18
HerzogMarcel Herzog (GK)
26
JaumeJaume (GK)
5
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
Substitution59
2
PiattiPablo Piatti
Substitution25
Goal30
Yellow Card68
Goal76
7
NushiKristian Nushi
11
PabónDorlan Pabón
9
KeitaAlhassane Keita
Substitution78
15
FuegoJavier Fuego
10
WüthrichSébastien Wüthrich
Substitution72
16
Paco AlcácerPaco Alcácer
Substitution69
Yellow Card90+3
31
JanjatovicDejan Janjatovic
21
ParejoDaniel Parejo
Substitution63
32
DemiriMuhamed Demiri
22
MathieuJérémy Mathieu

Coach

Jeff Saibene (LUX) Miroslav Djukić (SRB)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Dmitri Zhuk (BLR), Andrei Getikov (BLR)

Fourth official

Vitali Malyutin (BLR)

Additional assistant referees

Denis Scherbakov (BLR), Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)

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