Valencia beat fellow Villarreal 3-1.
Valencia took the lead in the sixth minute through Portugal’s Gonzalo Guedes before Santi Cazorla equalized for Villarreal in the 36th minute.
Daniel Fes grabbed the second goal for Valencia in the last minute of the match and Guedes added the third goal in stoppage time.
The result was tough for the homeowner, who had the ball but was unable to make real chances for Valencia, who are 12 points behind and 16 behind their rivals in the Primera Liga.
The two sides will meet next Thursday at Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium.