|First Division - Day 37|
Villarreal 2 - Espanyol 0
López; Javi Venta, Gonzalo, Godín, Capdevila; Eguren, Marcos
Senna (Cani 72'); Cazorla, Nihat, Pires (Mati Fernández 76'); Rossi
(Guille Franco 60'). 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Villarreal: Cazorla, Pires, Rossi for Cani, Mati Fernández, Tomasson / Espanyol: Kameni, Lacruz, Jarque, Moisés Hurtado for Lafuente, Torrejón, David García, Ewerthon.
Festivities at the Madrigal stadium, where second placed Villarreal rounded off their best ever season with a 2-0 win over Espanyol. The Catalans will be thankful to see the end of the season after nine matches without a win, and they almost gave in early on when Lacruz turned a Javi Venta cross against his own post.
It was only a matter of time though, and Javi Venta opened the scoring with just after half an hour gone after the defence failed to clear a cross from Capdevila. With the first half coming to a close Pires got the second after running on to a return pass from Nihat to beat Kameni, and it was all over.
Luis García did try his luck a couple of times for the visitors after the restart, but their hearts weren't in it, and for the seventh time in nine games they failed to trouble the scoreline.