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Dani Parejo and Paco Alcacer scored goals in the second half to help Valencia beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 and move into provisional third place in the Spanish league on Friday.

March 13, 2015

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Dani Parejo and Paco Alcacer scored goals in the second half to help Valencia beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 and move into provisional third place in the Spanish league on Friday.

Deportivo held its own at Mestalla Stadium through the first half, but Valencia increased the pace after the restart and gave the visitors no chance.

Parejo struck first in the 61st minute when he converted a penalty kick after Deportivo's Juanfran Moreno tripped Pablo Piatti in the area.

Alcacer then had a perfect return after missing the last month while recovering from a right leg injury. The Spain striker went on in the 72nd and seconds later was positioned to redirect Sofiane Feghouli's back pass into the net.

Valencia provisionally rose two points above Atletico Madrid.

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