First Division - Day 4

Villarreal 2 - Murcia 0

Villarreal: Viera; Javi Venta, Fuentes, Cygan, Capdevila; Cazorla (Rossi 60'), Josico, Marcos Senna, Pires (Matias Fernández 72'); Nihat, Tomasson (Guille Franco 60'). 4-4-2.
Murcia: Notario; Pignol (Iñigo 86'), Mejía, César Arzo, Peña; De Lucas (Gallardo 75'), Movilla, Richi, Regueiro; Iván Alonso (Goitom 77'), Baiano. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Villarreal: Nihat, Tomasson for Rossi, Guille Franco / Murcia: No change.

1-0. 82. Rossi. Ran on to return pass from Senna and touched ball past Notario.
2-0. 90. Rossi. Got ahead of defence to turn Mati Fernández cross past keeper.

Villarreal moved up to second place in the table thanks to a 2-0 victory over Murcia. Both teams had chances throughout the match, efforts from Josico and Nihat for the locals blocked by the defence either side of half time, and Regueiro, Baiano and Iván Alonso all going close for the visitors. Fuentes, Tomasson and Josico all had penalty appeals turned down by the referee as well, and the game seemed to be heading for a draw However local coach Pellegrini brought on Rossi. and the ex Manchester United striker scored twice in the last six minutes to tie up the three points for his side, the first after picking up a return pass from Senna and the second following a cross from Mati Fernández.