In Valencia's most dominate performance of the season to date, they waltz away from the Balaídos defeating a woeful Celta de Vigo with goals coming from Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo, and Skhodran Mustafi.
Visitors strike first through Alcacer
It did not take long for the visitors to break the deadlock as Alcacer found the back of the net after only thirteen minutes had ticked off the clock. The captain, Parejo, added two assists on top of his two goals as he found the Spanish international striker inside the area. He took a couple of steps towards the left of the area before rifling his effort past Sergio Álvarez.
There was an equalizing goal scored eleven minutes later, however. Daniel Wass' header back towards the far post found a free Agusto Fernandez who made absolutely no mistake with his header leveling things at one all. From that moment on, though, it would be all Valencia.
Mustafi made his presence known early off of a corner kick in the 33rd minute, where his header barely missed the frame of the goal. Ten minutes later, Jaume was called into action again and this time he made a fantastic stop to keep out a Wass free kick.
Right before halftime, the 26-year-old Parejo curled in a perfectly weighted free kick to double his side's well-deserved lead. The former Real Madrid youth product was once again very active in the opening 45 minutes. He was able to assert himself in the final third of the pitch while still being able to do work on the defensive side of the ball as well.
Valencia continue their dominance into the second half
A mere minute had ticked off the clock after the second half restart when Vigo's defense gave away possession straight to Alcacer who made absolutely no mistake with his finish, fooling the goalkeeper along the way, placing the ball into the back of the net.
On the hour mark Jaume stopped a blistering shot from Nolito as the former Barcelona man came very close to cutting the lead to one with plenty of time remaining on the clock.
The fourth goal came four minutes later through a beautiful team goal. Alcacer exchanged a couple of neat passes before making an excellent turn to find an on-rushing Parejo and weighting a ball right into his path. Parejo continued his run into the area before placing his effort into the bottom right corner.
Valencia took a corner short where Parejo whipped in a gorgeous cross into the danger zone where Mustafi found himself in plenty of space to simply redirect the ball into the net for his side's fifth and final goal with only eleven minutes on the clock.
This was a performance that the Valenica faithful had been looking for all season long. They asserted themselves everywhere on the pitch and punished Celta de Vigo for their mistakes, whether it was the bad backpass or not closing down on the opposition inside the attacking third of the pitch. Nuno will hope that his squad will take this performance and build on it after the international break.