|First Division - Day 36|
Recreativo Huelva 0 - Villarreal 2
Sorrentino; Iago Bouzón, Beto, Martín Cáceres, Poli
(Marquitos 85'); Camuñas, Barber (Gerard 17'), Jesús
Vázquez, Aitor (Javi Guerrero 65'); Marco Rubén, Sinama-Pongolle.
Team changes: Recreativo: Beto for Oliveira / Villarreal: Eguren, Cani, Mati Fernández, Tomasson for Bruno, Cazorla, Pires, Rossi.
Villarreal made sure of second spot in the table with a 0-2 victory on Wednesday evening. The two clubs are close friends, with several Villarreal players having been on loan at the Huelva based club, but there were no favours in a match which both wanted desperately to win.
The home side needed points to move clear of the relegation zone, and they dominated the first half, with Sinama-Pongolle rattling the crossbar and Diego López making two first class saves from Marco Rubén. But the visitors scored with virtually their first shot at goal, Nihat curling a free kick wide of Sorrentino. And with Recre pushing desperately forward, Guille Franco delivered the sucker punch on a rapid counter-attack near the end.