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Miguel Ricardo Costa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Turgay Bahadir. Serdar Aziz delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Saltor Bruno.
Ramos Jordi Alba goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ismail Odabasi by Ramos Jordi Alba. Ismail Odabasi produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Saltor Bruno.
Ramos Jordi Alba booked. Ramos Jordi Alba challenges Ismail Odabasi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ismail Odabasi, Shot by Serdar Aziz. Save made by Saltor Bruno.
Ismail Odabasi is caught offside. Vicente Guaita restarts play with the free kick.
Facundo Costa takes a shot. Save by Dimitar Ivankov.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Federico Insua by Alejandro Dominguez. Free kick taken by Omer Erdogan.
Ismail Odabasi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sercan Yildirim.
Alejandro Dominguez finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Valencia 6-1 Bursaspor.Juan Mata provided the assist for the goal.
David Albelda concedes a free kick for a foul on Serdar Aziz. Omer Erdogan restarts play with the free kick.
David Albelda is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
(Valencia) makes a substitution, with Alarcon Isco coming on for Roberto Soldado.
Pablo Batalla finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Valencia 5-1 Bursaspor.Assist on the goal came from Sercan Yildirim.
A goal is scored by Pablo Batalla from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Valencia 5-1 Bursaspor.Assist on the goal came from Omer Erdogan.
Turgay Bahadir takes a shot. Save made by Saltor Bruno.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Turgay Bahadir on Vicente Guaita. Vicente Guaita takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Facundo Costa from the left by-line.
Header from deep inside the area by Alejandro Dominguez goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Volkan Sen takes a shot. Save by Saltor Bruno.
Alejandro Dominguez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aritz Aduriz.
Pablo Batalla on for Ivan Ergic. The referee blows for offside. Saltor Bruno restarts play with the free kick.
Serdar Aziz shown a yellow card.
A goal is scored by Roberto Soldado from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Valencia 5-0 Bursaspor.
Ivan Ergic has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Facundo Costa has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Facundo Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Federico Insua. Federico Insua takes the free kick.
Sanchez Joaquin fouled by Gokcek Wederson, the ref awards a free kick. Facundo Costa shoots direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Dimitar Ivankov.
Serdar Aziz comes on in place of Gokcek Wederson.
Short corner taken by Federico Insua, Ivan Ergic has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Saltor Bruno sends in a cross, clearance made by Omer Erdogan.
Sanchez Joaquin fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Valencia 4-0 Bursaspor.Assist by Roberto Soldado.
A cross is delivered by Saltor Bruno, clearance by Ibrahim Ozturk.
Shot by Roberto Soldado. Blocked by Dimitar Ivankov.
Corner taken by Federico Insua, Gustav Svensson takes a shot. Save by Saltor Bruno.
Aritz Aduriz scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Valencia 3-0 Bursaspor.Ramos Jordi Alba provided the assist for the goal.
Ramos Jordi Alba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Ergic. Mustafa Keceli takes the free kick.
Juan Mata produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Facundo Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Sercan Yildirim. Ivan Ergic delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Vicente Guaita is brought on as a substitute for Miguel Moya.
Roberto Soldado scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Valencia 2-0 Bursaspor.The assist for the goal came from Juan Mata.
Foul by Volkan Sen on Saltor Bruno, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Miguel Moya.
Omer Erdogan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Penalty scored by Juan Mata. Valencia 1-0 Bursaspor.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Aritz Aduriz by Omer Erdogan.
Unfair challenge on Sanchez Joaquin by Volkan Sen results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sanchez Joaquin.
The ball is crossed by Sercan Yildirim.
Unfair challenge on Sercan Yildirim by Hedwiges Maduro results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gokcek Wederson, save by Miguel Moya.
Foul by Gustav Svensson on Facundo Costa, free kick awarded. Facundo Costa produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Dimitar Ivankov makes a save.
Sercan Yildirim has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Facundo Costa.
Corner taken by Federico Insua.
Sercan Yildirim takes a shot. Blocked by Hedwiges Maduro.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sanchez Joaquin on Gustav Svensson. Indirect free kick taken by Gokcek Wederson.
Effort on goal by Sanchez Joaquin from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Sercan Yildirim challenges Facundo Costa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Facundo Costa takes the free kick.
The game begins.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The match restarts for the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Los Che close in on qualification
Valencia defender Ricardo Costa has called on his side`s fans to play their part against Bursaspor as Los Che go in search of a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Valencia are currently second in Group C heading into the penultimate round of fixtures, three points behind leaders Manchester United and two ahead of third-placed Rangers - with the two British teams meeting at Ibrox.
That means that if results go their way at both grounds, the Spaniards can celebrate booking their spot in the next round come full-time, and Costa hopes Valencia`s supporters can do their bit at the Mestalla.
"We hope the stadium is full and that they help us to win this game from the first minute. It`s a very important match for Valencia and I hope that the fans are with us," said Costa.
"It will be a gala night for Valencia, the team needs help and when you play at home you need the fans."
Valencia's 21-year-old midfielder Jordi Alba added: "I haven`t experienced a great European night at the Mestalla and I`d like to do it. Against Manchester United, maybe because it was the day of the strike (in Spain), and then against Rangers there wasn`t this atmosphere."
Costa also stressed the importance of netting an early goal as Unai Emery`s side look to do the double over a Bursaspor outfit that are rock-bottom of the Group C table and yet to pick up a point from their four matches.
Costa scored after just 16 minutes of the first meeting between the two in Turkey and Valencia went on to win the match 4-0.
"We have to win and we have to do everything to achieve it. We need to put them under pressure to score quickly. If we don`t score quickly then they could think they can score themselves," the Portugal international said.
"The Turkish team are good, but they haven`t achieved a win or even a goal yet. We need to have respect but we need to score early to control the game."
Depending on results tomorrow, it could be that Valencia will have a showdown with United at Old Trafford in the final round of fixtures to see which side will win the group.
For Bursaspor the situation is simple - they are already out of contention to finish in the top two and need to win both of their final two matches against Valencia and Rangers, and for United to avoid defeat at Ibrox tomorrow, to have a chance of pipping the Scottish side to third spot and a place in the Europa League.
It is not looking good for Ertugrul Saglam's side, though, as they have won just twice in their last 11 competitive games.
However, they did beat Manisaspor 2-0 away from home in the league at the weekend, leaving them second in the standings and two points behind leaders Trabzonspor.
Valencia are fifth in the Primera Division table following their 1-1 draw with local rivals Villarreal on Saturday.
Los Che advance after rout
Valencia qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League in style with an emphatic 6-1 victory over Group C whipping boys Bursaspor.
Los Che, who beat the Turkish side 4-0 away from home in their first meeting, had the match all but wrapped up by half-time after blitzing their opponents with four goals in a stunning 20-minute spell in the opening period.
Attacking quartet Juan Manuel Mata, Roberto Soldado, Aritz Aduriz and Joaquin Sanchez were all on the scoresheet prior to the interval, while Soldado and Alejandro Dominguez added further goals in the second half for Unai Emery's side, who might have won by an even bigger margin.
The victory means the Primera Division outfit are now assured of a top-two finish in Group C and will play Manchester United for first place at Old Trafford in the final round of fixtures. United stayed three points clear of Los Che after beating Rangers this evening.
For Bursaspor, who netted a consolation goal through Pablo Batalla when 5-0 behind, a fifth successive loss means they are now certain to finish bottom of the standings.
Valencia were quickly out of the blocks and might have been two goals ahead in the opening four minutes with Aduriz and Joaquin both having decent chances.
Bursaspor then gave Valencia a couple of major scares of their own - not least when Sercan Yildirim was put clean through in the 12th minute.
The Turkey international could not take advantage, though, as his lob over home goalkeeper Miguel Moya landed just wide of the far post, and after that it was pretty much all Valencia.
Mata opened the scoring in the 16th minute from the penalty spot after Omer Erdogan was adjudged to have brought down Aduriz inside the area even though the Bursaspor captain, who got both ball and man, looked from impressed by the decision.
Five minutes after that it was 2-0 as Aduriz and Mata combined to set up Soldado, who lashed the ball in from close range, before Aduriz made it 3-0 in the 30th minute.
Jordi Alba and Mata combined well down the left before the former's low cross picked out Aduriz, who slotted home at the second attempt after Ivankov had blocked his first effort.
Soldado was then denied when one on one with Ivankov as Valencia continued to dominate before Emery's side did make it 4-0 in the 37th minute through captain Joaquin, who turned inside Erdogan on the edge of the box before curling a shot into the far top corner.
The misery did not end there for Bursaspor, however, and Valencia picked up where they left off after half-time.
It took the home side only 10 minutes to increase their lead as Soldado took his tally to five goals in the five group games.
The twice-capped Spain international latched onto a through-ball, rounded Ivankov on the edge of the box and then smashed a thunderous rising shot past the covering Erdogan on the line.
A brilliant one-handed save from Ivankov prevented Valencia substitute Dominguez from heading in the Spanish side's sixth goal in the 62nd minute.
To their credit, Bursaspor continued to fight despite the match being beyond them, and Volkan Sen and Turgay Bahadir both tested young Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita - who had replaced the injured Moya in the first half - before the Turks pulled a goal back in the 69th minute.
Yildirim fired over a low cross to the far post where substitute Batalla slotted in from close range as the Valencia defence appealed in vain for offside.
That was not the end of the scoring though, as Valencia made it 6-1 12 minutes from time, Dominguez firing in after Mata had passed on a long punt forward by Guaita, completing a comprehensive victory for the hosts.
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