Villarreal: Diego López; Javi Venta,
Godín, Marcano, Capdevila; Cani, Marcos Senna (Bruno 86'), Eguren,
Escudero (Rossi 71'); Nilmar (David Fuster 68'), Llorente. 4-4-2.
Málaga: Munúa; Jesús Gámez, Weligton, Stepanov, Manu Torres; Apoño, Juanito (Xavi Torres 49'); Fernando (Valdo 46'), Baha, Albert Luque (Forestieri 64'); Obinna. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 27. Nilmar. Got on end of Escudero cross to turn ball in on far post.
1-1. 45. Albert Luque. Got above marker to head Fernando cross past keeper.
2-1. 54. Capdevila. Squeezed free kick through defensive wall past Munúa.
Yellow cards: Stepanov 18', Llorente 55', Eguren 71', Apoño 89', Capdevila 91'.
Villarreal moved off the bottom of the table to the detriment of Málaga after a 2-1 victory over their fellow strugglers. Nilmar put the locals ahead with just under half an hour on the clock, and although Albert Luque headed the equaliser on the stroke of half time, Capdevila found a gap in the defensive wall with his free kick soon after the break to net what was to prove the winner.