20.03.2015 23:14 h

Valencia maintain title push with Elche thrashing

Valencia moved to within five points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 4-0 rout of Elche on Friday.

Andre Gomes pounced after Przemyslaw Tyton could only parry Sofiane Feghouli's driven cross a minute before half-time to put the visitors in front.

Paco Alcacer then responded to the disappointment of being left out of Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad earlier in the day with a poacher's finish from Gomes's cross for his seventh goal of the season to put the result beyond doubt after the break.

An Enzo Roco own goal and Nicolas Otamendi's stoppage time header rounded off the scoring as Los Che moved four points clear of fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.

Atletico are in action when they face Getafe on Saturday, whilst the top two go head-to-head on Sunday as Barcelona host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.