Swansea were made to wait on qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League after a narrow defeat by Spanish side Valencia.

Daniel Parejo slotted home after Gerhard Tremmel's weak punch to avenge the 3-0 defeat in Spain in September.

Alvaro Vasquez came close to clinching a draw for the hosts, but his shot was cleared off the line by Jeremy Mathieu.

The Swans now need a point from their visit to St Gallen on 12 December to be sure of qualification.

But they could still qualify even if they lose in Switzerland, provided Kuban Krasnodar do not beat Valencia in their final game.

Europa League - Group A

P W D L Pts

Valencia

5

4

0

1

12

Swansea

5

2

2

1

8

Kuban Krasnodar

5

1

2

2

5

St Gallen

5

1

0

4

3

A draw would have been good enough to see Swansea into the last 32 after Kuban Krasnodar's 4-0 home win over St Gallen.

However, the defeat means Swansea may yet pay a high price for the two added-time equalisers they conceded against Krasnodar earlier in the tournament.

They also face being without top-scorer Wilfried Bony for several weeks after the striker injured a hamstring just before half-time.

On a chaotic evening at the Liberty the Swans finished the game with 10 men after defender Angel Rangel limped off late in the game with all three substitutes already used.

And they had to play six minutes with 10 men earlier in the half while a blood-free shirt was sought for Jordi Amat after he came off the field with a cut head.

Swansea caused an early scare for Diego Alves in the Valencia goal who looked vulnerable under the high ball, but then fell behind thanks to a an error by their own goalkeeper in the 20th minute.

Tremmel's tame punch fell to Juan Barnat outside the box. His shot was deflected into the path of Parejo who stroked the ball into the bottom corner with Tremmel scrambling.

Swansea were then made to watch Valencia stroking the ball around, dominating possession and dictating the sedate pace of the game.

And the Welsh club's problems appeared to increase when Bony was helped off after pulling up with a hamstring injury.

He was replaced by Vasquez who had the ball in the back of the net just before half-time after goalkeeper Alves had parried Shelvey's shot into the substitute's path.

The goal was ruled out, although TV replays suggested neither Shelvey or Vasquez was offside.

The Swans should have fallen further behind early in the second period when Sofiane Feghouli was put through on goal, but he put his left-foot shot past the post as Tremmel advanced.

Swansea pressed forward and went close through Shelvey and Vasquez, but failed find the vital breakthrough.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup said: "Tonight I think Valencia were the better team in the first half and dominated in midfield, not that they created many chances.

"We had a disallowed goal, but Alvaro [Vasquez] was at least one yard onside.

"In the second half we took over and had three or four chances but had one saved on the line and couple of others that very close.

"Maybe we will have to get that last point in Switzerland."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Swansea City

  • 25 Tremmel
  • 22 Rangel Booked
  • 03 Taylor
  • 07 Britton
  • 04 Chico
  • 02 Amat
  • 12 Dyer (Hernández - 66' )
  • 08 Shelvey Booked
  • 10 Bony (Alvaro - 42' Booked )
  • 24 Pozuelo
  • 14 Lamah (De Guzmán - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Vorm
  • 06 Williams
  • 11 Hernández
  • 19 Tiendalli
  • 20 De Guzmán
  • 21 Cañas
  • 26 Alvaro

Valencia

  • 01 Diego Alves
  • 12 João Pereira
  • 18 Guardado Booked
  • 21 Parejo Booked
  • 05 Ruiz
  • 22 Mathieu
  • 08 Feghouli (Piatti - 68' )
  • 06 Romeu
  • 23 Canales (Fuego Martínez - 85' )
  • 07 Gonçalves Oliveira Booked (Postiga - 77' )
  • 14 Bernat

Substitutes

  • 02 Piatti
  • 09 Postiga
  • 15 Fuego Martínez
  • 16 Alcácer García
  • 20 Ricardo Costa
  • 24 Herrero Javaloyas
  • 26 Domenech Sánchez
Ref: Luca Banti

Match Stats

Shots

15 14

On target

4 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swansea City 0, Valencia CF 1.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swansea City 0, Valencia CF 1.

90:00 +3:20

Leon Britton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:20

Foul by Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF).

90:00 +1:01

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Víctor Ruiz.

90:00 +0:44

Angel Rangel went off injured after Swansea City had used all subs.

88:31

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Víctor Ruiz.

86:57

Attempt blocked. Álvaro (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey with a cross.

85:31 Booking

Booking Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card.

85:28

Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

85:28

Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Javi Fuego replaces Sergio Canales.

79:14

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Víctor Ruiz.

79:12

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

77:18

Attempt blocked. Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Britton.

76:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Helder Postiga replaces Jonas.

74:35

Attempt missed. Andrés Guardado (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Juan Bernat.

73:41

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Diego Alves.

73:21

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Diego Alves.

73:20

Attempt saved. Álvaro (Swansea City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

73:16

Attempt saved. Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

73:01

Attempt missed. Angel Rangel (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

71:50

Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:50

Foul by Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF).

71:04

Attempt missed. Angel Rangel (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Álvaro with a cross.

69:26 Booking

Booking Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:21

Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:21

Foul by Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF).

69:11

Attempt blocked. Sergio Canales (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Piatti.

68:51

Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:51

Foul by Andrés Guardado (Valencia CF).

67:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Pablo Piatti replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

66:45

Hand ball by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

65:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Pablo Hernández replaces Nathan Dyer.

64:08

Attempt missed. Sergio Canales (Valencia CF) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

63:25

Foul by Nathan Dyer (Swansea City).

63:25

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:21

Attempt missed. Angel Rangel (Swansea City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán with a cross following a corner.

61:56

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Víctor Ruiz.

59:58 Booking

Booking Jonas (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:56

Jordi Amat (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:56

Foul by Jonas (Valencia CF).

58:41

Attempt blocked. Jonas (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Parejo.

56:39

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54:19

Delay in match Jordi Amat (Swansea City) because of an injury.

54:19

Delay in match Jonas (Valencia CF) because of an injury.

51:59 Booking

Booking Andrés Guardado (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:56

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:56

Foul by Andrés Guardado (Valencia CF).

50:37

Attempt missed. Neil Taylor (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán.

49:42

Attempt missed. Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sergio Canales with a through ball.

48:39

Attempt saved. Andrés Guardado (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Canales.

45:00

Second Half begins Swansea City 0, Valencia CF 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Jonathan De Guzmán replaces Roland Lamah.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swansea City 0, Valencia CF 1.

45:00 +0:33

João Pereira (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:33

Foul by Chico (Swansea City).

44:30 Booking

Booking Álvaro (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card.

44:01

Offside, Swansea City. Jonjo Shelvey tries a through ball, but Álvaro is caught offside.

44:01

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo with a cross.

42:02

Attempt blocked. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oriol Romeu.

41:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Álvaro replaces Wilfried Bony because of an injury.

41:21

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

40:39

Delay in match Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) because of an injury.

39:50

Attempt blocked. Jonas (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

38:44

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Jordi Amat.

37:31

Attempt blocked. Sergio Canales (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Pereira.

36:27

Attempt missed. Jonas (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by João Pereira.

35:03

Foul by Andrés Guardado (Valencia CF).

35:03

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:37

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:37

Foul by Jordi Amat (Swansea City).

27:04

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Gerhard Tremmel.

27:02

Attempt missed. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonas.

25:26

Víctor Ruiz (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:26

Foul by Roland Lamah (Swansea City).

23:00

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Roland Lamah.

20:20

Foul by Juan Bernat (Valencia CF).

20:20

Chico (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swansea City 0, Valencia CF 1. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

19:25

Attempt blocked. Juan Bernat (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:00

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Neil Taylor.

16:22

Attempt missed. Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neil Taylor with a cross.

15:14

Attempt saved. Sergio Canales (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Parejo.

12:57

Attempt missed. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

12:34

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Víctor Ruiz.

12:31

Attempt blocked. Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Bony.

8:18

Attempt missed. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Roland Lamah with a cross.

4:15 Booking

Booking Angel Rangel (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

4:06

Hand ball by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

3:35

Foul by Neil Taylor (Swansea City).

3:35

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:32

Offside, Swansea City. Nathan Dyer tries a through ball, but Álex Pozuelo is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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