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Parejo ensures Valencia exact Swansea revenge

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.24CET
Swansea City AFC 0-1 Valencia CF
Daniel Parejo got the only goal of the game to ensure the visitors made it three away victories from three to top Group A.
by Mark Pitman
from Swansea Stadium
Parejo ensures Valencia exact Swansea revenge
Daniel Parejo (right) is congratulated after his winning goal ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.24CET

Parejo ensures Valencia exact Swansea revenge

Swansea City AFC 0-1 Valencia CF
Daniel Parejo got the only goal of the game to ensure the visitors made it three away victories from three to top Group A.

A solitary first-half strike from Daniel Parejo made it three away wins from three in UEFA Europa League Group A for Valencia CF, ensuring the Spanish side progress to the knockout phase as group winners.

The midfielder scored in the 20th minute to exact revenge on Swansea City AFC who shocked the Blanquinegros on matchday one with a 3-0 victory in the Estadi de Mestalla. The result means Michael Laudrup's men are still to secure their qualification having failed to win any of their last three matches in the section. They need a point at eliminated FC St Gallen on matchday six to finally see themselves into the round of 32.

The hosts created the early opportunities as Wilfried Bony headed wide twice inside the opening 15 minutes. However, the powerful striker would eventually limp out of the game just before half-time after the Valencia defence had prevented their main group rivals from creating any further clear chances. The visitors settled into the contest and, after Sergio Canales had a tame effort saved by goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel on 16 minutes, they become dominant. Parejo slotted the eventual winner when he latched onto a loose ball from a Canales corner to give the handful of travelling fans a reason to cheer.

Valencia twice came close to doubling their advantage through Andrés Guardado and Sofiane Feghouli in the opening minutes of the second period but neither could provide the finishing touch. Ángel Rangel's header at the back post on 63 minutes failed to lift the home crowd and not even the introduction of former Valencia winger Pablo Hernández could inspire a resurgence for the Welsh club as they suffered their first defeat in the pool.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

swansea

Swansea

valencia

Valencia

25
TremmelGerhard Tremmel (GK)
1
Diego AlvesDiego Alves (GK)
2
AmatJordi Amat
5
Víctor RuizVíctor Ruiz
3
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
6
Oriol RomeuOriol Romeu
4
ChicoChico
7
JonasJonas
Yellow Card61
Substitution77
7
BrittonLeon Britton (C)
8
FeghouliSofiane Feghouli
Substitution68
8
ShelveyJonjo Shelvey
Yellow Card86
12
João PereiraJoão Pereira
10
BonyWilfried Bony
Substitution42
14
BernatJuan Bernat
12
DyerNathan Dyer
Substitution66
18
GuardadoAndrés Guardado
Yellow Card53
14
LamahRoland Lamah
Substitution46
21
ParejoDaniel Parejo
Goal20
Yellow Card70
22
RangelÀngel Rangel
Yellow Card5
22
MathieuJérémy Mathieu (C)
24
PozueloAlejandro Pozuelo
23
CanalesSergio Canales
Substitution85

Substitutes

1
VormMichel Vorm (GK)
26
JaumeJaume (GK)
6
A. WilliamsAshley Williams
2
PiattiPablo Piatti
Substitution68
11
Pablo HernándezPablo Hernández
Substitution66
9
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution77
19
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
15
FuegoJavier Fuego
Substitution85
20
De GuzmánJonathan De Guzmán
Substitution46
16
Paco AlcácerPaco Alcácer
21
CañasJosé Cañas
20
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
26
VázquezÁlvaro Vázquez
Substitution42
Yellow Card45+2
24
MíchelMíchel

Coach

Michael Laudrup (DEN) Miroslav Djukić (SRB)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Massimiliano Grilli (ITA), Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)

Fourth official

Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Andrea Gervasoni (ITA), Domenico Celi (ITA)

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