First Division - Day 3

Deportivo La Coruña 2 - Villarreal 0

Deportivo: Dudu Aouate; Barragán, Arbeloa, Lopo, Capdevila; Sergio (Duscher 64'), Coloccini, Juan Rodríguez; Arizmendi (Cristian 90'), Riki (Estoyanoff 77'), Cristian (Felipe 72'). 4-3-3.
Villarreal: Viera; Javi Venta, Quique Alvarez, Peña (Fuentes 32'), Arruabarrena; Marcos Senna, Tacchinardi, Samoza (José Marí 46'), Riquelme; Nihat, Guille Franco (Diego Forlán 68'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Depor: Cristian for Duscher / Villarreal: Tacchinardi, Guille Franco for Cani, Diego Forlán.

1-0. 04. Capdevila. Shot from left wing across keeper into far top corner of net.
2-0. 66. Capdevila. Latched on to loose ball in area after free kick not cleared.

Only one match on Saturday night this weekend, with Deportivo La Coruña moving to the top of the table after beating Villarreal 2-0. Capdevila put the Galicians ahead in only the fourth minute with a long shot from wide out on the left, and they could have scored a couple of times in the next few minutes, Cristian testing Viera and Juan Rodríguez shooting just wide.

The visitors didn't manage a shot on goal until Aouate blocked a close range effort from Riquelme a couple of minutes after the restart, but Guille Franco should have done better with a header which he directed straight at the keeper. Only three minutes later Capdevila got his second of the night after the visiting defence failed to clear a free kick, and the game was as good as over.

Villarreal did have a couple more chances after that, Riquelme failing to turn in a long cross on the far post and Aouate tipping a hard shot from José Marí over the bar. But for the third game in a row Pellegrini's side had failed to score, and they now find themselves floundering near the bottom of the table.