First Division - Day 29

Villarreal 0 - Atlético Madrid 1

Villarreal: Viera; Josemi, Cygan, Fuentes, José Enrique; Matias Fernández (Cani 80'), Marcos Senna, Josico (Pires 57'), Marcos García; Diego Forlán, Guille Franco (José Marí 46'). 4-4-2.
Atlético: Leo Franco; Perea, Pablo, Eller, Antonio López; Galletti (Mista 88'), Luccin, Gabi, Jurado (Pernía 76'); Agüero (Costinha 71'), Fernando Torres. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Villarreal: No change / Atlético: Agüero for Mista.

0-1. 31. Eller. Steered header wide of Viera from Agüero's cross.

A controversial goal by Eller gave sixth placed Atlético Madrid a 0-1 victory at Villarreal. The defender headed past Viera on the half hour mark after Pablo headed on Agüero's cross, but the local players thought that the visitors should have put the ball out of play earlier as Guille Franco was lying injured in the goalmouth. Referee Muñiz Fernández allowed the goal to stand though, and Franco was fit enough afterwards to continue on to the break, when he was replaced by José Marí.

Before the goal the best chances were for the hosts, Josico flicking the ball just wide and Fuentes failing to find the net from close up after Franco set him up. José Marí missed a couple of opportunities after the restart, but the Atlético defence held fast, and with five minutes to go they were awarded a penalty after substitute Pires tripped Gabi in the area. The ex Arsenal midfielder was shown a red card, but once again Fernando Torres's spot kick was easily saved by the keeper.