First Division - Day 4

Villarreal 1 - Celta 2

Villarreal: Viera; Javi Venta, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Peña, Arruabarrena; Tacchinardi, Marcos Senna (Roger 59'); Cazorla (Figueroa 59'), Riquelme, José Marí (Guayre 68'); Diego Forlán. 4-2-3-1.
Celta: Pinto; Angel, Sergio, Contreras, José Enrique; Iriney (Giovanella 56'), Borja Oubiña; Antonio Nuñez, Jorge (Gustavo López 68'), David Silva; Fernando Baiano (Javi Guerrero 76'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Villarreal: Peña, Tacchinardi, Cazorla, Riquelme, Diego Forlán for Quique Alvarez, Josico, Valencia, Héctor Font, Figueroa / Celta: José Enrique, Jorge, David Silva for Placente, Canobbio, Gustavo López.

0-1. 27. Baiano. Got ahead of defender to turn Nuñez cross past keeper.
0-2. 46. Baiano. Controlled through ball from Angel and shot low past Viera.
1-2. 80. Riquelme. Curled long free kick past wall and in to corner of net.

Celta return to the top of the first division after beating Villarreal 1-2 in the Madrigal stadium. The Galicians were on the back foot early on, José Marí hitting the woodwork and Pinto having to save from Diego Forlán soon afterwards. But they never looked back from the twenty-sixth minute, when Baiano got on the end of Antonio Nuñez's cross to open the scoring. Viera had to be at his best to keep out a strong shot from Jorge a few minutes later, and just a minute in to the second half Baiano got his second of the night after collecting a pass from Angel.

Pellegrini made three attacking changes around the hour mark, and Pinto was forced to make a vital save from Diego Forlán as the locals pushed forward. But the visiting defence held fast until ten minutes from the end, when Riquelme finally beat the keeper with a well struck free kick which went in off the foot of the post. It was too late for much more though, and the "Yellow Submarine" fell to another defeat which left them at the bottom of the table.