Valencia drew level when Maxi Gomez scored an impressive goal in the first minute of the second half following a pass from Daniel Wass but Aspas had the final word with a dipping free kick in the 57th minute.
Monday's match also saw Guangzhou R&F edge Dalian Pro 1-0 by Ye Chugui's late goal in the 92nd minute. The three points also helped R&F join the chase for fourth place in Dalian.
The Rubronegro reported 11 positive cases in their traveling squad after losing to Independiente 5-0 in Quito last Thursday. They beat Barcelona 2-1 in Guayaquil on Tuesday despite being forced to field a team mostly comprising reserves.
In the Changzhou division, Kunshan FC edged Changchun Yatai 1-0, Nantong Zhiyun held a 1-1 draw with Sichuan Jiuniu, and Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard tied with Heilongjiang Lava Spring 0-0. Enditem
The 38-year-old broke the deadlock in the 34th minute as Theo Hernandez whipped in a cross from the left and the Swede out-jumped two defenders to steer his powering header into the net.
In other action on Sunday, Jamie O'Neill took top spot in his group after two wins and one loss.
Ibrahimovic had the chance to complete his hat-trick in the 63rd minute, but he ballooned the ball over the bar with the goalkeeper well beaten.
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu easily put away Hebei 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-11) in the second round of the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Canadian star Bianca Andreescu has announced that she will not compete in the remainder of the 2020 season and will instead spend the rest of the year concentrating on her "health and training", local media reported on Wednesday.
ROME, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Arturo Vidal made his return to Italian Serie A as Inter Milan announced the Chilean's arrival from Barcelona on Tuesday.
Also on Thursday, Shanghai surprised Tianjin with a straight-set win (27-25, 25-23, 25-22). Enditem