First Division - Day 3

Cádiz 1 - Villarreal 1

Cádiz: Armando; Varela, De Quintana, Abraham Paz, Raúl López (Mario Silva 79'); Fleurquín, Suárez (Benjamín 75'); Enrique (Estoyanoff 65'), Pavoni, Jonathan Sesma; Oli. 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Viera; Javi Venta, Quique Alvarez, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Arruabarrena; Josico, Marcos Senna; José Marí, Valencia (Cazorla 78'), Héctor Font (Roger 67'); Figueroa (Diego Forlán 71'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Cádiz: No change / Villarreal: Javi Venta, Marcos Senna, Héctor Font, Valencia, Figueroa for Kromkamp, Tacchinardi, Cazorla, Riquelme, Diego Forlán.

0-1. 37. José Marí. Picked up loose ball and fired shot low past Armando.
1-1. 45. Oli. Got on the end of Enrique's free kick to head down past Viera.

The Champions League took it's toll this week, with none of the four Spanish participants able to win. Villarreal could only manage a 1-1 draw at newly promoted Cádiz, and they ended the game down in the relegation spots. Pellegrini made five changes to the side, but they were pegged back from the start and could have been behind had Oli not headed straight at Viera early on, and had referee Velasco Carballo not disallowed strikes by Enrique and then Jonathan Sesma for offside later in the first half.

Up to then the visitors had only caused any work for Armando with a weak header from José Marí, but eight minutes before the break the ex Atlético forward took advantage of a poor clearance by De Quintana to put his team ahead. Cádiz equalised though on the stroke of half time when Oli got on the end of Enrique's free kick to head past Viera.

Villarreal got off to a better start in the second half, Arruabarrena heading over the bar around the hour mark. But Viera had to make a couple of important saves from Sesma as the locals pushed forward looking for a first home win. In the end though they had to make do with a point apiece, which wasn't really what either side was hoping for.