Valencia beat Villarreal 2-1 in La Liga on Friday, scoring twice in the final five minutes by Carlos Soler and Goncalo Guedes to give under-pressure coach Javi Gracia a much-needed three points.
Valencia’s late display means Unai Emery’s side has now gone eight league games without a win. Gerard Moreno’s first-half penalty seemed to be enough to secure the points, but Valencia’s late show means Unai Emery’s side has now gone eight league games without a win.
After Maxi Gomez was felled in the net, Soler equalized with a penalty kick four minutes from time, before substitute Guedes rifled home the winner in stoppage time.
Valencia moves up to 11th place with 30 points from 26 games, while Villarreal remains in seventh place with 37.