First Division - Day 7

Espanyol 0 - Villarreal 0

Espanyol: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez, Jarque, Nico Pareja, Beranger (Lacruz 89'); Moisés Hurtado, Román Martínez (Angel 79'); Luis García (Coro 73'), De la Peña, Nené; Tamudo. 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Diego López; Javi Venta, Gonzalo, Godín, Capdevila; Cani (Cazorla 64'), Bruno, Marcos Senna, Pires; Rossi (Guille Franco 73'), Llorente (Altidore 80'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Espanyol: No change / Villarreal: Capdevila, Bruno, Cani, Pires for Angel, Eguren, Cazorla, Ibagaza.

Goals: None.

Yellow cards: Bruno 06', Román 19', Luis García 50', Senna 71', Hurtado 78'.

Villarreal are up to first place pending Sunday's games after a 0-0 draw at Espanyol. Llorente and Rossi went close for the visitors in the first half, but Tamudo had a goal ruled out for offside and Diego López did well to save from De la Peña at the other end. The locals were awarded a penalty midway through the second half when Capdevila fouled Tamudo on the edge of the area, but the visiting keeper saved Tamudo's spot kick. And Kameni also had a couple of stops to make from Pires and Senna before the referee called it quits.