First Division - Day 34

Osasuna 1 - Villarreal 4

Osasuna: Ricardo; Izquierdo (Webó 64'), Cuéllar, Josetxo (Nekounam 85'), Corrales; Puñal, Raúl García; Juanfran, Valdo, David López; Soldado (Juanlu 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Viera; Javi Venta, Fuentes, Gonzalo, José Enrique; Tacchinardi, Marcos Senna (Somoza 82'); Cani, Pires (Matias Fernández 71'), Marcos García (Guille Franco 58'); Diego Forlán. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Izquierdo, Cuéllar, Corrales, Raúl García, Juanfran for Javier Flaño, Cruchaga, Monreal, Nekounam, Juanlu / Villarreal: No change.

0-1. 07. Pires. Volleyed shot past Ricardo after José Enrique centre played across.
1-1. 17. Valdo. Turned ball in near to goal after Soldado played on Juanfran cross.
1-2. 64. Diego Forlán. Long shot from outside area over head of Ricardo.
1-3. 87. Diego Forlán. Picked up Mati Fernández pass and ran round keeper.
1-4. 92. Diego Forlán. Ran on to long punt out of defence and shot into net.

Villarreal took advantage of slips by the teams above them to move up level with seventh placed Recreativo thanks to a 1-4 victory at Osasuna, their fourth victory in a row. Pires gave them the early lead with a low shot past Ricardo after Josetxo headed the ball into his path trying to clear José Enrique's cross. Juanfran and Soldado combined to set up Valdo to equalise from close range soon afterwards, and Pires and Raúl García missed chances at either end as the first half ended with honours shared.

Diego Forlán put the visitors back in front though with a spectacular shot midway through the second half. Webó and Valdo both came close to levelling the scores once again, but Forlán put the result beyond the home side's reach with a third goal after playing the ball round Ricarod and outsprinting both the keeper and a defender to run it over the line. And the Uruguayan striker completed his hat-trick in injury time on another quick breakaway, referee Pérez Lima waving away appeals that the game should have been pulled up with Cuéllar lying on the ground after a clash with Guille Franco.