First Half Valencia 3-1 Deportivo Alaves March 17 2018
The win lifted them above defending champions Real Madrid and into third place in La Liga.
Simeone Zaza teed up Rodrigo to open the scoring on 19 minutes at Mestalla as the latter found the net for the fourth time in three games.
Zaza doubled the advantage just past the half hour when he bundled in a cross for his 12th goal of the season, but Ruben Sobrino cut the deficit for Alaves early in the second half.
An own goal from centre-back Victor Laguardia on 54 minutes sealed a sixth league win in seven for Marcelino’s Valencia, who climbed two points above Real Madrid ahead of their home game against Girona on Sunday.