Valencia close the gap on Barca to 8 points after grilling Gijon; Villarreal beat Granada 3-1

Valencia 4 – Sporting Gijon 0 (La Liga, February 12, 2012) Sofiane Feghouli struck a stunning volley and Jonas scored twice in added time as Valencia thumped struggling Sporting Gijon 4-0.

Villarreal 3 – Granada 1 (La Liga, February 12, 2012) Villarreal took the lead after 16 minutes when Cani played in Marco Ruben who fired a powerful effort into the top corner. Granada levelled the match after 50 minutes when Inigo Lopez connected with a Martins cross to head his side back into the match. Villarreal did not have to wait long to regain the lead as Borja Valero ended a sweeping move with a cool finish. It was 3-1 after 73 minutes when the ball bounced in off Cesar to compound the away side’s misery.