|First Division - Day 2|
Villarreal 0 - Real Madrid 5
Javi Venta, Fuentes, Cygan, Capdevila; Cazorla, Josico (Matias Fernández
52'), Marcos Senna, Pires (Cani 66'); Rossi (Guille Franco 52'), Tomasson.
Team changes: Villarreal: No change / Madrid: Metzelder for Pepe.
Reigning champions Real Madrid are already two points clear at the top of the table after thrashing Villarreal 0-5 on Sunday evening. Both sides had chances early on, Pires testing Casillas in the first minute and Robinho firing in a shot which brushed the post, but Madrid took the lead close to half time when Raúl poked Sneijder's long cross past Viera.
Tomasson and Cazorla both went close, and Casillas had to save from Rossi and Tomasson either side of the break. However Madrid put the game beyond their opponents' reach with two goals in as many minutes, Sneijder beating Viera with a free kick in off the post, and Van Nistelrooy calmly collected a Sergio Ramos pass to roll the ball in to the net to make it three. Referee Medina Cantalejo did upset the crowd though, booking Ramos for showing a T-shirt dedicated to his ex Sevilla team mate Antonio Puerta, who died a few days ago (a booking which was later cancelled by the appeal committee).
Madrid were now on song, and although Mati Fernández did shoot just wide, Sneijder got his second of the night after working a one-two with Guti. And Guti wrapped tings up a few minutes later, completing the "manita" with a shot from the edge of the area. The result emphatically ended Villarreal's run of nine league wins in a row. The last team to beat them? Bernd Schuster's Getafe!