Swansea Stadium - Swansea 28/11/2013 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time)

Group stage - Group A

Swansea - Valencia
0-1
 

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Valencia pleased with job well done at Swansea

Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 8.38CET
"We did our job," Valencia CF's Oriol Romeu told UEFA.com after a 1-0 win at Swansea City AFC clinched Group A while Jonathan De Guzmán and Neil Taylor found positives in defeat.
by Mark Pitman
from Swansea Stadium
Valencia pleased with job well done at Swansea
Swansea defender Chico (left) competes with Jonas for possession ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Swansea
Valencia

0

Goals scored

1

53

Possession (%)

47

15

Total attempts

8

7

on target

3

6

off target

5

2

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

3

2

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

5

575

Passes

513

482

completed

418

Lineups

swansea

Swansea

valencia

Valencia

25Tremmel (GK)1Diego Alves (GK)
2Amat5Víctor Ruiz
3Taylor6Oriol Romeu
4Chico7Jonas
Yellow Card61
Substitution77
7Britton (C)8Feghouli
Substitution68
8Shelvey
Yellow Card86
12João Pereira
10Bony
Substitution42
14Bernat
12Dyer
Substitution66
18Guardado
Yellow Card53
14Lamah
Substitution46
21Parejo
Goal20
Yellow Card70
22Rangel
Yellow Card5
22Mathieu (C)
24Pozuelo23Canales
Substitution85

Substitutes

1Vorm (GK)26Jaume (GK)
6Williams2Piatti
Substitution68
11Pablo Hernández
Substitution66
9Hélder Postiga
Substitution77
19Tiendalli15Fuego
Substitution85
20De Guzmán
Substitution46
16Paco Alcácer
21Cañas20Ricardo Costa
26Vázquez
Substitution42
Yellow Card45+2
24Míchel

Coaches

Michael Laudrup (DEN) Miroslav Djukić (SRB)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 23:21 CET

Standings

Last updated: 29/11/2013 12:55 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 8.38CET

Valencia pleased with job well done at Swansea

"We did our job," Valencia CF's Oriol Romeu told UEFA.com after a 1-0 win at Swansea City AFC clinched Group A while Jonathan De Guzmán and Neil Taylor found positives in defeat.

"We did our job," Valencia CF midfielder Oriol Romeu told UEFA.com after a 1-0 win at Swansea City AFC not only avenged their opening 3-0 home defeat by the same team but also secured first place in UEFA Europa League Group A. Swansea, however, still need a point at FC St Gallen on 12 December to qualify, though Jonathan De Guzmán and Neil Taylor found positives in the setback.

Oriol Romel, Valencia midfielder
I wouldn't say we are under less pressure playing away from home. Today we played well, the game wasn't easy, but we did well and we did our job. It doesn't matter if you play home or away, we did our job and that is the main thing – we are happy with that. It was different [from the 3-0 home loss] because we had a sending-off then and it made it much more difficult for us.

We played very solidly from the first minute to the last tonight and we defended well with two lines of four, which were very, very solid. That helped us to go through and we are happy. We won't change our football or our style.

Jonathan De Guzmán, Swansea midfielder
We have one more game and if we get a good result in St Gallen then we can look forward to the next round. We did very well in the second half, playing our football. In the first half we were a bit static in our movement up front and even our defending.

Of course, it was a loss that one of our goalscorers [Wilfried Bony] came off with an injury, but in the second half we tried to pick it up a bit more and had a couple of good chances. We had chances to get the equaliser, so we still have to look at the positives of the game and of course get a good result in St Gallen. This was our first loss in the group stage, we are capable of winning these games, we just have make sure we get to the next round.

Neil Taylor, Swansea defender
We should have got something from the game in the second half. Valencia started well – they were really good today and showed how good a team they are. The result [away to Valencia] was a great one, but it was a little bit of a false result as well, as they were down to ten men early and we opened up the pitch. That's not to take anything away from that result, but ten men to 11 men is a lot different.

We didn't start well enough tonight, but we came into the game and we're disappointed not to take anything. Valencia are a good team, they have some good players who have been under pressure recently, and they have produced a good performance. I thought we deserved a draw, but we have to move on.

Michael Laudrup, Swansea manager
Valencia were the better team in the first half and dominated in midfield, not that they created that many chances. In the second half we took over and had three or four chances, but had one saved on the line and couple of others that were very close.

Maybe we will have to get that last point in Switzerland. I know in European competition you have to play until the last game and I knew from the beginning that it would be very difficult.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.02CET

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