First Division - Day 22

Villarreal 2 - Numancia 1

Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel, Gonzalo, Godín, Capdevila; Cani, Eguren (Pires 65'), Marcos Senna, Ibagaza (Cazorla 65'); Rossi (Bruno 85'), Llorente. 4-4-2.
Numancia: Juan Pablo; Juanra, Raúl Bravo, Boris, Cisma; Palacios, Dimas; Del Pino (Mario 75'), Gorka Brit (Quero 83'), Barkero (Bellvis 73'); Aranda. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Villarreal: Ángel, Gonzalo, Cani, Ibagaza, Rossi for Javi Venta, Fuentes, Cazorla, Pires, Guille Franco / Numancia: Raúl Bravo, Palacios, Aranda for Sergio Ortega, Nagore, Goiria.

1-0. 15. Rossi. Beat Juan Pablo from edge of area after Angel laid ball in.
1-1. 39. Aranda. Collected Barkero pass and drove low shot past Diego López.
2-1. 67. Rossi. Ran on to Llorente's overhead pass and touched ball past keeper.

Yellow cards: Eguren 28', Godín 46', Gonzalo 49', Boris 59', Llorente 79', Raúl Bravo 91'.

Fifth placed Villarreal moved up level with Valencia after a 2-1 win over Numancia, only their second victory in nine games. Rossi returned to the side after an injury lay-off and was on target early on, beating Juan Pablo after Angel set him up. Aranda equalised before half time after picking up an assist from Barkero. But Rossi hit the bar after the break, and a few minutes later he scored his second of the night after Llorente set him up with a clever overhead pass to leave the visitors down in the bottom three.